• Thursday, October 06, 2022

American Publishers head towards London Book Fair

on Mar 02, 2022

After a long period of two years, London Book Fair makes its presence at Olympia London from April 5th to April 7th, 2022. Four of America’s five biggest publishers will be sending small representatives to the fair. 

US employees from Penguin Random House in certain departments will work with their UK colleagues.  “We are looking forward to returning to an in-person London Book Fair this year, with a strong contingent from across Penguin Random House UK attending,” a spokesperson said.

Delegations from the other four major New York publishers emphasized that those going to London will do so on a voluntary basis.  “We have 10 people attending from the U.S., with representatives from publishing, subsidiary rights, and sales. All attendance, whether from the U.S. or our U.K. company, is on an entirely optional, voluntary basis,” an S&S spokesperson said. “We are appreciative of the steps and measures LBF has put in place to maintain the health and safety of our staff and the publishing community, and look forward to productive, in-person meetings with colleagues from around the world.”

Macmillian Trade US will be attending the fair, a spokesperson confirmed. Hachette Book Group’s publishers will have a small contingent at the London Book Fair this year. The HBG rights team will stay closely connected through video meetings with publishers and co-agents in the weeks leading up to the fair and will be making separate trips to London after the fair. HarperCollins is also sending a small group of volunteers to London, a spokesperson said. 

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