The market focus of this year's London Book Fair next week is South Africa. Yay for us!
Sadly, the showcase has been seriously jeopardised by the grounding of all flights in and out of the UK due to the volcanic ash cloud currently sweeping across Europe. (For more on that, click here). The LBF organisers have come up with a plan to charter a plane to get key people to London in time for the book fair, but they need money. If you, or anyone you know, is in a position to help out, you can find out more here: http://news.book.co.za/blog/2010/04/17/the-sa-lit-london-book-fair-rearguard-effort-needs-150-000/
And for more information on the LBF itself: http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/