As BIEF struggles to get its collective stand and books to London in time, the UK’s French Institute plans more shows of solidarité in the British capital.
Not just books: Laura Prinsloo, who chairs Jakarta’s National Book Committee, says Market Focus Indonesia will stress ‘everything from film, games, animation and apps, to character, entertainment, and intellectual property.’
Book-to-film trends and streaming entertainment are topics at the Jerusalem International Book Forum in May, as are panels on book sales.
Open to companies that haven’t exhibited at Frankfurter Buchmesse, the Wildcard competition offers a free stand to a German and an international startup.
In the context of Brexit, the London Book Fair’s Jacks Thomas is dedicated to the ‘cross-cultural dialogue’ of the industry: ‘It’s what books do.’
‘Brussels is like a village and we want to create something more intimate, where contact can be direct, and partnerships can be built,’ says the director of Brussels’ 50-year-old book fair.
The Foire du Livre de Bruxelles hosted its ‘Talented Indies’ program that brought together francophone independent publishers from many countries.
The 20th iteration of Russia’s ‘Non/Fiction’ Book Fair drew some 30,000 attendees, and readers showed strong interest in domestic authors and books on weighty topics.
The range of purpose, positioning, and public access comes into focus for 16 leading annual book fairs and trade shows of Europe in Aldus’ third report on its network.
Founded as “a place for freedom” in 1995, just a month and a half after the end of the war in Croatia, the Pula Book Fair in Croatia is a magnet for the region’s publishers and readers.