|Myself and Ula outside LBF!|
This year I attended my first ever London Book Fair, and I can guarantee it will not be my last! I had such a good time, attended so many seminars and met one of my childhood heroes so it was a pretty successful week. I finally met Ula @ Blog of Erised and we spent the week together browsing bookshops, buying far too many books, attending seminars, met up with Vicky at a Speakeasy event, being in general awe of the fair and doing touristy things in London.
It was a pretty awesome week in general. My boyfriend Phill got himself some work experience at a Headhunting company in central London and I started on handing out some shiny business cards. My main aim was to get as much out of the fair as possible that would help me get into publishing. I feel like I got some really helpful things out of it and really amazing advice. I felt so at home chatting with Lauren Ace, the Children's Publicity Manager at Macmillan because she used to work at Swansea Waterstones! My old local during university. I paid a visit to the Angry Robot people and it was so lovely to see Marc and Lee again.
Anyway, here's the list of seminars that I attended and will be recapping in later posts:
- Introduction to Publishing
- Terry Pratchett
- How to get into Publishing
- How to get ahead in Publishing
- You Be The Judge: Engaging Children in Book Prizes
- Middle Grade Fiction: Keeping Kids Reading
- New Approaches to Children's Book Events
- Malorie Blackman and Julia Eccleshare: Interview & Signing
- Why YA? (With Malorie Blackman)
These were fantastic seminars and I'm looking forward to sharing more about them with you guys! I had such a good time and it was so nice to meet other bloggers. I met Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Tea, Faye @ A Daydreamer's Thoughts, Jim @ YAYeahYeah and Charnell @ Reviews From a Bookworm and they were all so lovely! Cannot wait to see them all again at some point :)
Keep checking back for my LBF14 posts!