"The London Book Fair" was successfully launched today and will take place until this Thursday, the 12th of April. Being one of the most prominent book fairs in the world, LBF is considered to be a global arena, and a marketplace for the sale and distribution of print content, as well as audio, TV, film and digital channels, in addition to rights negotiations. It is a great opportunity for everyone that is working in the book industry to meet and exchange experience, and do business together. The fair –in itself– is a platform for publishers and librarians, and was considered to be a council meeting back when it was first established in the 1970s.
Moreover, LBF has been designated for professional visitors only. It takes place every spring in one of the world’s biggest capitals of culture and publishing. The fair is a great opportunity to meet debut authors and learn about new publications, to see innovations for the industry or simply to enjoy the exciting exhibition atmosphere.
With over 200 diverse seminars taking place throughout the duration of LBF, the range of topics covered in its Insights Programme is staggering. As part of this Programme, LBF has a dedicated stream titled the Children's Hub that will be featuring colorful sessions. Furthermore, the children’s section welcomes the leading names in the field to exhibit, where those companies come to LBF to do business with around 25,000 attendees. They enjoy the buzzing aisles full of visitors, providing the opportunity to increase brand awareness, generate new business leads both domestically and globally, and increase their networks.
The event, also, includes conferences that shed the light on specific aspects of the industry, having keynote speakers, future-gazing presentations, salient debate, and unparalleled networking opportunities, in addition to the LBF Talks –that are held throughout the year– and “are designed to showcase what is happening in specific areas of publishing, through relevant speakers. Whether it is a live event or hosted on a virtual platform such as a podcast or webinar, it is a great way to stay up to date with current and future trends in the publishing industry.”
The LBF is held at the Olympia exhibition centre, London, and the opening hours are from 9:00 AM till 6:30 PM, except on Thursday; it will close at 5:00 PM.