Book fairs continue to be an essential driver of the publishing business. In an age of video conferencing and digital networking, book fairs are a real-life moment that brings publishing people together.
Relationships are formed, contracts signed and hands shaken. Moreover, book fairs open a window on the publishing world, capturing public interest and drawing the attention of a media more concerned with publishing's products than its mechanics.
Taking its cue from last year's Special Report on the Future of Book Fairs, the 2016 IPA Book Fair Report looks at some of the world's standout fairs, and asks the people behind them how they will stay ahead of the curve. The report is designed to help publishing professionals understand the evolution of book fairs and to guide their organizers towards an ever better performance of an essential service to publishers and publishing.
Read the full report here.