The London Book Fair 2010

I attended the last day of the London Book Fair yesterday.

I booked last minute and paid £40 instead of £25 (which was the advance price) and was not very happy when the main exhibitors I was interested in were not there due to the volcano and airline issues.  So I started the day pretty unimpressed.  However, once I got over my disappointment, I got on with things and went researching.

The main question I was trying to answer was; to self publish or not to self publish.  After yesterday’s conference, I made my decision.

I was with another friend, a budding author as well who had invited me and we visited many stands.  Some of the exhibitors we spoke to were:

  • Gardners
  • Matador Self Publishing
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Authorhouse – we spent a lot of time there, check out the rest of the posts to see why
  • Christian Focus Publications

We also attended several seminars such as:

  • The Arvon Foundation talk (really boring)
  • Introduction and Guide to Self – publishing (useful)
  • Want to be published?  The rise of self – publishing (very useful)
  • Assessing your manuscripts (missed most of it as we were talking to a guy from Authorhouse)

We then spoke to traditional publishers, authors, self publishers, literary agents, book publicists etc.

Want to find out exactly what I learnt, subscribe to this blog and I will keep you posted.

May God bless and keep you in His presence forever, Amen

Dr Elizabeth F Babatunde


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