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Book Exchanges


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Book Fairs

Here are links to some of the major book fairs around the world. For publishers selling rights, the most important fair is Frankfurt - held each October; for children's books the leading fair is Bologna. London is growing in importance as a rights fair. As markets such as India and China grow in importance, their international fairs attract a growing number of international visitors.

Beijing International Book Fair

Bologna Children's Book Fair


Frankfurt Book Fair

Guadalajara International Book Fair

Leipzig Book Fair


London Book Fair

Moscow International Book Fair

New Delhi International Book Fair

Salon du Livre

Looking for jobs in Publishing

If you are seeking a job, it is worth registering with the recruitment agencies and posting your CV on the job websites. You can read here about getting into publishing.

Atwood Tate (recruitment agency) free consultation, benefits of worldwide (career development and coaching)


fish4jobs (jobs site)

Inspired Selection (recruitment agency)

JFL Search and Selection (recruitment agency)

Judy Fisher Associates (recruitment agency)

Meridian Search and Selection (recruitment agency)

Monster in the us

Redwood (recruitment agency)

Sue Hill Recruitment

Totaljobs (jobs site)

Literary Festivals, Prizes and Awards

Literary Festivals

From Aldeburgh to Woodstock, there are now many literary festivals throughout the year. You can find a full listing here:

Literary Festivals

Below are links to a few of the well-established events:

Bath Literature Festival

Cheltenham Literature Festival

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Hay Festival

Oxford Literary Festival

Prizes and Awards

Here is a selection of literary prizes and book awards

British Book Design and Production Awards

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards

Costa Book Awards

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

James Tait Black Memorial Prize - for biography and fiction

Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Nobel Prize in Literature

Pulitzer Prizes

Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction

Peer review sites for authors

Authonomy, a community site developed by HarperCollins

Litopia, 'one of the web’s oldest and most significant independent writing communities', sponsored by the Arts Council

UK publishing organisations

Below is a listing of publishing organizations in the UK

Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

Arts Council England

Book Aid International

Book Marketing Society

The Booksellers Association


CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)

Copyright LIcensing Agency

Creative Skillset

English PEN

Independent Publishers Guild

National Literacy Trust

The Poetry Society

The Publishers Association

Publishing Scotland

Reading Agency

The Society of Authors

Society of Indexers

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing

UK Serials Group

Welsh Book Council

UK publishing courses and other publishing training

A list of organizations providing publishing training in the UK

Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

Book Industry Communication (BIC)

London School of Publishing


Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

Publishing Scotland

Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP)

Society of Indexers

University publishing courses in the UK

Anglia Ruskin University, MA Publishing

City University, MA/Diploma Publishing Studies; MA Electronic Publishing

Kingston University, MA/Diploma Publishing; MA Publishing and the Creative Economy; MA Creative Writing and Publishing

London College of Communication, BA Magazine Publishing; MA/Diploma Publishing

Loughborough University, BA Publishing and English

Napier University, MSc/Diploma Publishing

Oxford Brookes Unversity, BA Publishing Media; MA/Diploma Publishing; MA/Diploma Digital Publishing; MA/Diploma International Publishing; MA/Diploma Publishing and Language; MA in Book History and Publishing Culture; MA Publishing Studies (Distance Learning)

University of Central Lancashire, MA/Diploma Publishing

University of Plymouth, MA/Diploma Publishing

University of Reading, MA Theory and History of Typography & Graphic Communication

University of Stirling, MLitt Publishing; MSc International Publishing Management

University College London, MA/Diploma Publishing