Powerful publishing personalities partied at HarperCollins’ annual London Book Fair opening night party , exhibiting the influence the publisher still holds.
Benelux countries put in a strong performance at the second London Book Fair International Excellence Awards last night, taking a hat-trick of prizes.
In the Rights Center of the LBF, literary agents are reporting deals swirling around Latin America, China, and Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.
Mexico’s Valeria Luiselli, the London Book Fair’s Author of the Day, aversion to embodying any singular cultural or literary tradition.
If one theme resonated at the London Book Fair’s Digital Minds conference, it was that even in the age of digital, we need to remember we are selling books to humans.
Isobel Dixon of the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency has helped bring a wide array of authors to a global audience, including many from South Africa.
Laurence Laluyaux, director at London’s Rogers Coleridge and White, sees growing opportunities around the world for agenting literary translations.
‘New technology always stirs up fears of the unknown,’ says Javier Celaya, author of the publishing report, New Business Models in the Digital Age.
Technology is being adapted to glean data from users and consumers in a variety of cultural spaces, from bookshops to libraries to museum shops.
‘Amazon is no longer as powerful as it seemed’ and is suffering a crisis, argues Charles Arthur, ex-tech editor of the Guardian and author of Digital Wars.