April is here and that means one of the major events in the book trade calendar, The London Book Fair, where I will be on 19th and 20th April. It's a great opportunity for me to meet with my overseas Literary Agents from Brazil, Spain and Italy as well as with my publishers of my business books and my crime novels.
According to an article on the Bookseller web site, publishers and agents are expecting an “incredibly busy” London Book Fair with schedules already jam-packed. For authors it's a good place to meet, to attend some interesting and informative seminars, and to see what publishers are up to. It's not the place though for authors to tout their books with the aim of finding a publisher because commissioning editors aren't always there and if they are then their diaries are already full, but it's good for research, for picking up publisher's catalogues and for getting contact names. There are many exhibitiors from the book industry as well as companies specialising in self publishing and digital publishing.
You can find out more on the London Book Fair web site and if you pre register your get a discount on the tickets. If any of you are visiting LBF then you might catch me in between appointments on Stand J205.