Many people ask me why on earth I attend The London Book Fair. Here are five reasons I always try to make the Fair:
|Me with Joanna Penn|
|I took this picture at the end of the
last day – during the show this space was filled with literary folk having meetings.
|One of the larger second hand booksellers at LBF13. Nice to see!|
|Finland was represented by FILI in the Nordic countries stand.|
|Inside the Finnish FILI stand.|
This year there was a definite change in the air at the Fair. There was a rumour going around (I heard it from Rohan Quine ) that the International Rights Centre upstairs was a bit quiet and that all the action was downstairs. There certainly was a huge buzz around AuthorLounge (and no, it wasn’t just the bar). Most of the time it wasn’t possible to get inside to listen to the seminars, let alone get a seat.
So, if you are an author, or an aspiring writer, try to make it to The London Book Fair next year. It inspires, it makes good business sense and it’s fun!