By Gbenga Adedayo
Nigeria made a strong showing at the 2018 London Book Fair which ended over the weekend in London, United Kingdom with a book entitled, “Nigeria on the Precipice: Issues, Options and Solutions”. The book which proffers enduring solutions to Nigeria’s protracted political crisis was among the books that were showcased at this year’s Book Fair.
A total of 650 print and e-book titles were presented at the Book Fair where “Nigeria on the Precipice: Issues, Options and Solutions”, was the only book on Nigeria with specific historical and current political development, making it a focal point and high interests for visitors to the Fair, including Nigerians in diaspora. The book was displayed at Pubmatch Bookshelf 229.
The book which was authored by Michael Owhoko, a seasoned media and public relations practitioner, has also been scheduled to feature at the New York City BookExpo/Rights Bookcon and New York Rights Fair from May 30 – June 3, 2018.
The 2018 London Book Fair which was held at Olympia Exhibition Centre, London from April 10 – 12, 2018 was the 12th edition of the Annual London Book Fair with focus on New Titles Showcase. It was organized by the Combined Book Exhibit.
In a welcome address jointly signed by the Group Exhibition Director, London Book Fair, Jacks Thomas and President, Combined Book Exhibit, Jon Malinowski, they said, “We are pleased that you have taken the time to visit this special exhibit and invite you to peruse the hundreds of titles and publishers on display”, adding “we are proud to present upwards of 650 print titles and e-book titles.”
According to the organisers, the London Book Fair is a platform where publishers showcase their books, engage with readers, network and reach out to new customers. It hosts exhibitions of a very wide scale where publishers from over 142 countries participate and create new opportunities for international publishers and authors.