Authors & Self Publishing

  • Authors & Self Publishing

    Authors feel at home at the Fair – and so they should. Author HQ, comprising a theatre and networking area, is one of the most popular features of The London Book Fair, attracting a great deal of interest from the self-publishing community.

    Additionally, 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, including many exciting initiatives such as agent meetings and panel style "pitch slam" events.

    Our Author of the Day programme, meanwhile, helps bring writers face-to-face with reputable and bestselling authors who will share their journey to publication during a special series of talks at the Fair.

    This year Authors can find inspiration and network with their peers at our half day conference, The Writer's Summit, held during LBF 2020 on Tuesday 10 March at Pergola Olympia.

  • Author HQ

    Author HQ is always one of the most popular features at the Fair. 2019 saw it in its seventh 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.

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    Writer's Block

    Located next to Author HQ, this is the go-to place at The London Book Fair for aspiring authors and established authorpreneurs to discuss book marketing. The area is also home to production experts offering best-practice solutions for self-publishing success.

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    Writers' Summit

    Taking place on Tuesday 10 March at LBF 2020, the Writers' Summit is a fantastic opportunity for budding, beginner and hybrid authors to hear from industry influencers to help with making informed decisions and developing successful writing careers. Your ticket includes entry to the conference and The London Book Fair 2020.

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  • 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! 

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    New Title Showcase

    The New Title Showcase provides authors and publishers with a venue on the show floor where their titles can be found by publishers, agents, distributors, and the whole of the LBF attendee base interested in acquiring rights.

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    The Write Stuff

    The Write Stuff, a Dragon’s Den-style panel event, is ever-popular and sees authors pitch their books to a panel of literary agents in front of an audience in Author HQ, for the chance to win a follow up meeting with an agent.

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