LONDON BOOK FAIR
Magnifico's debut at the London Book Fair was bright but somewhat inauspicious. Such is the price for late booking... Our tiny stand certainly boasted the industry's biggest selection of magnifiers and reading aids but instead of being in the 'Retail Solutions' zone it was tucked between exhibitors selling American remainder books and Arabic translation services. This meant that many UK booksellers missed us altogether (though we did manage to pick up export orders and enquiries from countries as far afield as Serbia, Taiwan, Lebanon and Guyana). An added bonus was that we were in the right hall to see the highly-regarded author, William Boyd, being interviewed about his latest book.