Whoever revolves around the editorial world knows that every year, for three days, London is the stage for an unique event: the book fair (London Book Fair). Born to favour the getting together of new talents, this vital forum attracts an international audience of writers, agents, editors, journalists, sellers and professionals of the sector that this year came to the british capital from the 16th to the 18th of April.
On the opening day a Chairman's breakfast was organised in the Earls Court's conference room where the topic of discussion was two specific book markets: India and China. There were the participations of Simon Mater, since the 26th of September Presidents of the LBF, James Kynge, author of "China shakes the world" and winner of the 2006 "Golden Sachs Business Book of the year award", Mark Tully, author of "India unending journey. Finding balance in a time of change" and Jane Friedman, editor. Moleskine, in its series City Notebook, was given as a gift to the participants of the conference alongside the books of Mark Tully and James Kynge. The book of the first Indian author born in Great Brittan, explores, through anecdotes and interviews, the thousand of sides of India, a country in constant and rapid change.
The "journey" of which he talks about is a reflection on how much India can teach the West on managing its material and spiritual resources. The work of Kynge, however, analyses the rapid growth of China, its transition from being a "far" country to great influence in our own society, with its strengths and weaknesses.
The visitors of the London Fair can find detailed indications on how to move about the event on www.londonbookfair.co.uk as well as other information (including tips on the best restaurants). To explore the city, Moleskine City Notebook contains maps of the city, the tube map and an ample space for notes (on books and more).