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Publishing in China: Beijing Book Fair Leftovers

The Beijing Book Fair – the world’s fourth-largest after Frankfurt, London and BEA – just wrapped up yesterday and here are some notable highlights:

  • Penguin gets big money for Victoria Beckham‘s new style book from a Chinese publisher.[The Bookseller]
  • HarperCollins will distribute a travel guide published by China’s military just in time for the 2008 Olympics. [Forbes]
  • Macmillan hooks up with Chinese publisher FLTRP (Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press) for Chinese course guides. [The Bookseller]
  • Katherine Rushton (from whom we swiped the above photograph) blogs about the BIBF experience.
  • Germany was the guest of honor at BIBF. [CCTV]
  • An Indian perspective on BIBF. [Times of India]
  • Toby Eady: still the go-to agent for Chinese literature. [China.org.cn]
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