London Author Fair 28th February
Marketing your book, be you a contrat or an indie author, has become widely accepted as part of the job. If you don’t do it, then you sell fewer books, or none at all, it’s as simple as that.
This means emarketing though the web, chatting with people who you generally only know in a two dimensional way. So let’s not overlook the physical side of marketing. For me, there is nothing more gratifying than meeting like-minded people in the flesh. Well, there is a brand new fair coming to town this month that has been designed to help new and unpublished authors in the digital age, the London Author Fair:
Yep, the first ever London Author Fair aka LAF is taking place 28th February. A chance for authors to meet other authors, agents and industry players like Goodreads. There will be seminars, intimate workshops, networking, crowdsourcing and literary agent pitching events (although I believe slots have already been snapped up for the latter).
The fair rounds off with a late-night drinks reception and a further chance to do some networking. I don’t quite know what to expect but I’ll report back after the event.
A ticket for the London Author Fair cost £90 but, thanks to authonomy.com, if you enter the discount code LAFAuthonomy you get £20 off! I entered it after the deadline date and it still worked, so give it a go 😉
Venue and Directions
The LAF will be staged at the The Hospital Club near Covent Garden. Here’s how to get there:
Covent Garden Tube Station, Picadilly Line (blue) in Zone 1. It’s only about 2 minute’s away from there.
If you’re coming in from outside London,
- From King’s Cross, take the Picadilly Line direct to Covent Garden 3 stops.
- From Victoria go 1 stop north (Victoria Line) to Green Park and change onto the Eastbound Picadilly Line, 3 stops to Covent Garden.
- From Paddington station, the best option would probably be the Bakerloo Line (brown) to Picadilly station, 6 stops, then change to the Picadilly Line (blue) 2 stops east to Covent Garden.
Book your London Author Fair ticket today. Please drop me a line if you’re going!