Paris’ Salon du Livre Hosts International Editors Under New Fellowship Program

In Global Trade Talk by Olivia Snaije

By Olivia Snaije Le MOTif, the Paris regional government’s book and writing “observatory” is launching a French Fellowship program in conjunction with the Salon du Livre, which opens today. The Paris book fair will run for four, rather than six days, has extended its opening hours and reduced stand prices by 17%. Publishing companies such as Hachette Livre, which had …

Should Book Fairs Mix Professionals and the Public?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at troubles bedeviling Paris’ annual Salon du Livre, the city’s premier book fair. One of the issues that has publishers kvetching is the fair’s lack of focus, which mixes professional events with the public. It’s an issue for many fairs — Frankfurt does it successfully, London doesn’t do it, BEA is thinking about …