Three years ago, I spent a day at London Book Fair as a wide-eyed newbie writer. I loved it! This year, with INCEPTIO published, I went as part of the SilverWood Books author team to answer potential new clients’ questions from the author point of view. Very courageous and transparent of SilverWood Books (SWB) to let us loose on the possible new clients!
I met fellow authors Sandy Osborne, Lucienne Boyce and Harvey Black (and Michael Wills very briefly) in real life having chatted digitally to them for several months. We were quickly sharing our own experiences with writers new on the publishing trail who were interested in SWB’s services. And self-publishing was the buzz running through the whole fair. I was hoarse after two days talking about it.
I met RNA colleagues Christina Courtenay, Henriette Gyland and Sue Moorcroft who were clustered around the Choclit stand. Of course, I pinched some of their chocolate!
And back at the New Cavendish Club where many RNA members congregate, I met up with authors Trisha Ashley and Freda Lightfoot and learned an awful lot about the publishing industry over the past twenty years!
More than anything, I made some good connections with publishing people – self, indie, mainstream – and watched publishing in evolution…