Authors & Self Publishing

  • Authors & Self Publishing

    Authors feel at home at the Fair – and so they should. Author HQ comprises a theatre and networking area. It is one of the most popular features of the Fair, attracting a great deal of interest from the self-publishing community. Author HQ demonstrates LBF’s role in acknowledging the changes in the industry, by providing a forum for discussion of the ever expanding number of approaches to publishing.

    Once again there was plenty on offer at LBF 2017 for both established and aspiring authors: A range of seminars, conferences and special events took place both for, and featuring, authors as well as a dedicated sector of the show, Writers Block, that featured companies who provide publishing solutions to authors looking to self-publish.

  • Author HQ

    Author HQ is always one of the most popular features at the Fair. 2017 saw it in its fifth year, both bigger and better than ever with seminars and events throughout the Fair as well as the return of The Write Stuff, which offered aspiring writers the chance to pitch their book to a panel of agents.

    Discover Author HQ


    Authors of the Day

    This long established feature of the Fair showcases one author per day through events, book signings, photo calls and meetings with international publishers. The 2018 line-up includes Writer and art historian Kristina Sabaliauskaitė, One of the most influential and prominent prose writers and essayists in Latvia, Nora Ikstena and renowned, provocative writer and columnist Mihkel Mutt.

    See our 2018 authors



    The LBF Insights Programme once again included a full programme of seminars of specific interest to authors, taking place across all three days of the Fair, mostly hosted at Author HQ. In 2017, we saw an amazing 34 seminars in the dedicated Authors Central to the Business seminar stream.

    See seminars is this stream

  • Society of Authors Advice Clinic

    The Society of Authors works to protect the rights and further they interests of authors in the UK. They will be on hand throughout the Fair offering you advice and support. Bookings opening soon!

    Discover the SoA

    New Title Showcase

    The New Title Showcase once again provided authors and publishers with a venue on the show floor where their titles with available rights could be found by publishers, agents, distributors, and the whole of the LBF attendee base.

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    Writer's Block

    Writer's Block  is an exhibiting area of the Fair located next to Author HQ where aspiring authors and established authorpreneurs were able to meet the book marketing and production experts offering the go-to solutions for self-publishing success.

    2017 exhibitors

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