American Agent Robin Straus wins trip to The London Book Fair in 2014

LBF’s prize draw – in partnership with the AAR

NEWS FOR RELEASE, LONDON, 31 October 2013: The London Book Fair (LBF) is delighted to announce Robin Straus, Robin Straus Agency Inc., has won its annual competition of a trip to attend The London Book Fair in 2014. The competition is run in partnership with the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR), and provides an opportunity for American agents, who have not previously attended, to come to LBF and exhibit in the Fair’s International Rights Centre.

Robin Straus, Robin Straus Agency Inc., said: “My colleagues in the industry say the LBF has gotten better and better each year and I was planning to attend in 2014 for the first time. I never expected to win the contest – the last time I won something was a basket of cut-rate cosmetics from a drug store – so was delighted and surprised to get a call from the AAR. Thanks so much to The London Book Fair and to the AAR. I very much look forward to the experience of seeing publishers and my representatives abroad and talking about the wonderful authors I represent.”

Jacks Thomas, Director, The London Book Fair, said: “We are very pleased to be able to run this competition again, and help promote US agents’ relationships with UK and international publishers and also be able to provide an opportunity introduce even more American agents to the Fair. We look forward to welcoming Robin to London next year to show her the best the LBF has to offer, and we hope she has a wonderfully successful Fair.”

Gail Hochman, Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc. and President, AAR, said: “I have been proud of our association with Reed and The London Book Fair, and grateful for their offering to bring a new American agent to the Fair each year, for the past several years. Our member agents covet this prize and the recipient always loves the experience of joining the attendees of the Fair, usually for the first time.”

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Tuesday 8 -Thursday 10 April 2014

Notes to editors:


The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital, it is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. The London Book Fair brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. The London Book Fair 2014, the 43rd Fair, will take place from Tuesday 8-Thursday 10 April 2014, Earls Court, London. The London Book Fair’s Digital Minds Conference will take place the day before LBF opens, on Monday 7 April. Korea is Market Focus country in 2014, following Turkey in 2013. For further information, please visit:

Entry guidelines

Any American Literary Agents who have not attended The London Book Fair for at least the 3 previous years, or who are members of an Agency that has not attended the LBF for the previous 3 years are eligible to enter. Associate Members are also eligible to win provided that their agency has not sent anyone in the previous 3 years.

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