Monday, April 09, 2012


It's coming up to the time of year where editors and publishers, production managers and agents, start to pack their bags for the London Book Fair, and we will be exhibiting on the Central Books stand, G920 in EC1. I will be there, Monday to Wednesday, and look forward to meeting people there.

As the book world changes with the challenge of keeping print books as a proper currency along with the digital version, it will be interesting to join in with this very sociable gathering over a few days. And it is nice it is in our home town, London, although I would love to spend more time in New York again.

I have to say that I think the printed book will always exist, and grow in popularity, just as the CD has managed to survive despite I - versions of everything under the sun. And I love seeing new books, and having the time to read some of them too, now I am involved in publishing fewer myself. But the backlist sems to be made of strong stuff and is very much in print and surviving.