The Baltic Countries

  • The Baltic Countries

    The Baltic countries will be our Market Focus for 2018, consisting of Estonia, Latvia and  Lithuania, marking a century since their independence.

    “Located at the crossroads between Europe and Russia, the Baltic Countries – Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – enjoy a rich and cosmopolitan literary history, complementing a fascinating contemporary cultural landscape. 2018 will be a year of celebration for these three countries as they celebrate a centenary of independence, and our Market Focus programme will be part of a wider cultural showcase. We are delighted to be working once again with our partners at the British Council and the Publishers Association, to deliver cultural and professional programmes showcasing the opportunities that the Baltic countries offer.”
    Jacks Thomas, Director of The London Book Fair

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  • Authors of the Day

    The London Book Fair, together with its partners the British Council and The Publishers Association, are delighted to reveal the three headline authors who will represent Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as Market Focus Authors of the Day at LBF 2018.

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    Snapshot of the Week: Baltics Special

    In our special edition of Snapshot of the Week, Roger Tagholm visits the Baltic Countries.

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  • The Baltics Market Focus Rights Forum

    The London Book Fair, British Council and The Publishers Association hosted a free-to-attend afternoon forum focusing on buying and selling rights in the Baltic Countries. The day, which forms part of The London Book Fair Market Focus Professional Programme featured a fantastic line-up of speakers from within the Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian publishing industries looking at how to buy or sell content from the regions.
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  • The Logo Legend

    As humans we perceive the world in analogue. Everything we see and hear is a continuous transmission of information to our senses. Therefore a book and a physical contact with it will always remain the best means of conversation.

    That is why a special symbol has been designed to represent languages of the Baltic countries. It is a unique combination of three different languages which creates a visual hero for the Baltic countries market focus. The first letter of the alphabet starts a dialogue as well as follows us every time we need an indefinite article to express our thoughts: a book, a letter, a conversation.

    It invites us to dive in the Baltic sea of books.