London: The London Book Fair has announced that the focus for next year’s fair will be on India with the theme: ‘India Through Fresh Eyes´.
The partners for the India Market Focus will be Capexil (an NGO designed to promote Indian exports) and the Federation of Indian Publishers (FIP).
The fair which is slated to be held in April 2009 will cover linguistic, economic, geographic and demographic issues.
A professional programme will aim at providing Indian publishers and printers with publishing training, as well as matchmaking opportunities to grow their business.
“We are excited at the prospect of being able to focus on two such rich and diverse publishing industries,” said Emma House, head of international development for the London Book Fair.
A spokesperson for Federation of Indian Publishers said: “The London Book Fair will provide great opportunity to our publishers, and also to old and new emerging authors, to showcase their latest titles and highlight the progress made in India in the book publishing industry.”