India continues to be a very important and strong growth market and Marc Bedwell, Eurospan’s Regional Manager, once again attended the New Delhi World Book Fair, which this year took place from 6-14 January.

“We always welcome the opportunity to display our publishers’ titles in conjunction with our agent, Viva Books. The fair is enormous, attracting nearly 1,000 exhibitors and a million visitors. Whilst I had meetings with key distributors and librarians, dealing in India always represents a unique challenge with expectations for high discounts, long credit cycles, and a fragmented distribution system – but the scale and desire to engage with publishing at the highest levels and quality is something to behold. Expansion here has been rapid but the growth curve is likely to remain steep.”

- Marc Bedwell
Regional Manager, Middle East, Asia-Pacific & Latin America