Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Why an author should attend London Book Fair

Written a book and can’t find a publisher? We’ve all been there! Consider attending the annual London Book Fair at Earls Court April 20th – 22nd 2009 - the biggest in the UK. Full details can easily be found here

Attendees can get a reduction if they register online. They also get access to their own online diary about a month in advance so their programme can be planned.

The fair is massive and covers the entire floor space of Earls Court.

Authors can attempt to make appointments in advance with literary agents, book scouts, editors, commissioning agents and rights dealers from all over the world through the online diary.

Visitors can attend free seminars on: how to approach publishers, how to market your book and future trends in publishing etc. These seminars are popular and very useful. Seminar programme

An author should take plenty of flyers advertising their work (genre info, extracts, synopsis, literary record etc) most will end up in the bin but never mind, some will be read and who knows a guy might say ‘oh, yea, this looks good.’

See you there!

Peter Tomlinson - author of The Petronicus Legacy – a series of three novels published by BeWrite Books.

The London Book Fair is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels.

Taking place every spring in the world’s premier publishing and cultural capital it is a unique opportunity to hear from authors, enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and explore innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. The London Book Fair brings you three days of focused access to customers, content and emerging markets.

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