From the Korea Times:
Today’s publishing industry faces a new challenge as digital books are replacing conventional formats. To tackle this and extend their international partnerships, some 596 publishers from 21 countries are gathering at the Seoul International Book Fair at COEX in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul through Sunday.
For this year’s fair, France has been invited as the guest of honor and will display 1,800 French books from 100 publishers, and hold seminars and cultural events.
Alain Grund, president of Bureau International de l’Edition Francaise (BIEF) or the International Office of the French Edition, hails the occasion as the opportunity to prove the ever-growing interest among professionals in Korea for French publications and vice versa.