JWB Takes New Titles to London Book Fair

Helena Cobban at LBFCEO Helena Cobban represented Just World Books at the London Book Fair, one of the publishing industry’s largest annual gatherings, which took place April 8-10 in Olympia, West London. As “the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content,” this fair was the perfect opportunity for Cobban to promote our upcoming Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 titles, as well as seek foreign rights sales of our existing list.

After days of meetings with potential distributors and co-publishers across the Atlantic, Cobban was enthusiastic, noting, “LBF is a terrific venue for pursuing new channels for our books, and I’ve learned a great deal about what it will take to bring Just World Books into the next phase of growth.” Cobban expects a number of the rights to titles she brought to the fair to be sold in international markets soon.

Advance information sheets were available for our Fall 2015 list which includes:

  • Gaza Unsilenced, a timely new anthology, co-edited by Laila El-Haddad and Refaat Alareer, of some of the best writing and images from primarily Gaza Palestinians, and other commentators, about the horrendous situation of Gaza's 1.8 million residents both during and since last year's Israeli assault.
  • The General's Son, Second Edition, with a new Epilogue in which Miko Peled describes taking his story and his activism to more than 20 countries around the world, including South Africa, Australia, Malaysia, Jordan and even, through a tunnel, into Gaza. He also describes the reaction to the book from within Israel, and the new relationships he's built with Palestinian activists inside Palestine and far beyond.
  • Survival and Conscience: From the Shadows of Nazi Germany to the Jewish Boat to Gaza, a memoir from Jewish-American peace activist and poet Lillian Rosengarten tracing the arc of a life that took her from very difficult times to a clarity of purpose based on conscience and humanity.
  • The People Make the Peace, the debut title in a new portion of our list that will present key works on antiwar and peace-studies themes. In this anthology, editors Karin Aguilar-San Juan and Frank Joyce showcase reflections by ten Vietnam War-era antiwar activists who worked with their courageous, youthful counterparts in both North and South Vietnam, and the relevance that their activism of 45 years ago has for peace activists today.

The London Book Fair also brought the first look at the new concept we've developed for the Spring 2016 Second Edition of our award-winning cookbook, The Gaza Kitchen. Among other updates in content and design, the Second Edition will integrate international measurements and terms, and will feature a new cover and interior layout to showcase the excellent photography of co-authors Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt.

If you are a foreign publisher with interest in learning more about acquiring foreign rights, please contact

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