London Book Fair 2008 preview

A Taste of the LBF Global Seminar Programme

The London Book Fair hosts a rich seminar programme that stimulates debate and informs professionals about the topical issues facing the global publishing industry today. Following visitor and exhibitor research the 2008 seminar programme will hone in on three key areas that LBF's audience felt needed more prominence. These are Digitisiation; Children's Books and Film and TV.

 Seminars will include sessions on why bookshops must go digital, how to run successful children's literary events, and whether it is essential to have your book transformed into a film in order to make it a bestseller?

Market Focus 2008 - The Arab World

The Arab World will be the Market Focus in 2008.

Publishers from the region will be exhibiting either on their own stands, or on their country pavilions with the aim of both buying and selling rights, promoting their English language and Arabic language books for export sale and promoting cultural activities such as "Beirut - World Book Capital 2009".

For more information on the Market Focus and the cultural programme that includes seminars and events on publishing and literature in the Arab World click here

What's Cooking?

This year the LBF have teamed up, for the first time, with the Gourmand World Cook Book Awards, who are delivering a programme of celebrity chefs from around the world, with particular emphasis on LBF's Market Focus countries: the Arab World.

Demonstrations and cultural culinary tours are on offer, courtesy of Middle Eastern chef Ramzi Choueiri, the best chefs from the Cordon Bleu Cooking School and Art Smith from the Oprah Winfrey Show to name but a few.

For more information click here