Apr 26, 2011 (LBO) – A Sri Lanka stall at the London Book Fair this month had attracted large numbers of visitors while several British authors had made inquiries about publishing their books in the island, participants said. The Sri Lanka Publishers Association, The Booksellers and Importers Association of Ceylon and the Export Development Board have organized the stall at the 2011 London Book Fair, a statement said.
Recent publications of Sri Lankan publishers in English, Sinhala and Tamil had attracted interest from booksellers, librarians and institutions from a number of countries including UK, Europe, Australia, USA, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan.
“A number of British authors also visited the stall and explored the option of getting their books published in Sri Lanka,” participants said in a statement.
“The delegates to the Book Fair had an opportunity to interact with those who came to the stall and to show the variety of books published in Sri Lanka.”
In addition, visits were made to a number of stalls of international publishers at the London Book Fair and discussions held.
Brochures for the Colombo International Book Fair were also distributed. About 23,000 publishing prof