By Alex Mutter
The London Book Fair and the Korean Publishers Association have announced that Korea will be the Market Focus of the 2014 London Book Fair.
The announcement was made today at a launch event at Asia House, which was attended by The London Book Fair and the KPA, along with members of the UK and Korean publishing industries.
“The London Book Fair is delighted that Korea will participate as the Market Focus country in 2014,” said Amy Webster, The London Book Fair’s Market Focus Director, in a press release. “Korea is a fascinating part of the world with a thriving literary scene and, as a top 10 publishing market, it is increasingly important for the international publishing community.”
As the Market Focus country, there will be a plethora of events intended to showcase business opportunities with Korea, as well as bring Korean publishing professionals in touch with their counterparts from all over the world. An extensive cultural program, including readings and interviews with visiting Korean authors, will round out the professional program.