The London Book Fair 2017 – The Final Day

The London Book Fair 2017 – The Final Day

It may have been the third and final day of The London Book Fair 2017, but that didn’t mean things slowed down at all.

It was once again a packed day of learning, networking and business here at Olympia London.

Here are just some of the best bits from the final day:

Children’s Publishing…
Children’s was in focus on day three, with the Nielsen Book & The London Book Fair: UK Children’s Summit 2017 and the CMC Rights Exchange at LBF taking place.

Continuing today’s children’s theme, was Michael Morpurgo, OBE, as Children’s Author of the Day. Michael is the former Children’s Laureate and best-selling author of over 140 books, including Private Peaceful, Kensuke’s Kingdom, The Butterfly Lion, and War Horse, which first performed at the National Theatre in 2007.

We chatted to Michael earlier today:

Authors of the Day…
Today attendees were spoilt to not one, but two fantastic authors here at The London Book Fair.

In addition Michael Morpurgo, we also welcomed Cross Media Author of the Day Andrzej Sapkowski. Born in 1948 in Poland, Andrzej studied economy and business, but the success of his fantasy cycle about the sorcerer Geralt de Rivia turned him into a bestselling writer and he is now one of Poland’s most famous and successful authors, selling more in his own country than Stephen King or Michael Crichton. His novels were the inspiration for the bestselling WITCHER computer game franchise.

We chatted to Andrzej earlier today to find out more:

2018 market focus…
With Poland’s time as our market focus country coming to a close at the end of day three, it was time to look to 2018. This afternoon, Poland handed over the market focus baton to next year’s recipients The Baltic Countries.

At The London Book Fair 2018 Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania will be in focus, showcasing their rich and diverse publishing industry.

Here is a little look around their fantastic 2017 stand, a taster of what’s to come in 2018:

Charity of the year…
We are delighted to have Worldreader as our Charity of the Year for 2017 – a charity on a mission to create a world where everyone is a reader.

Founded in 2010, Worldreader has transformed the lives of people in the developing world by unlocking the potential of millions of people through the use of digital books in places where access to reading materials is very limited.

We spoke to Worldreader today to find out a little bit more about their amazing work.

That is it…
The London Book Fair 2017 has come to a close. Thanks to those who attended, we look forward to seeing you again in 2018.

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