It is always such a pleasure to visit the London Book Fair! Busy and buzzing with conversations in many languages you get a sense of the global love of books. As an author it is rewarding to experience the business side of publishing books and see the wheels of commerce in action. Also to see what are the current trends, to renew and make new connections. For their second year at the LBF the Society of Authors were there gathering up more authors and plan to keep coming - evidence that many authors like to see the LBF in action.
Watkins Publishing, publishers of The Gateway Series, beautifully displayed their latest publications. It was lovely to say hello to Etan (Watkins owner), Jo (Editorial Director) and Vicky (Director of Marketing) and to meet their latest recruits.
Yesterday I had a very enjoyable day at the London MBS Festival - Wellbeing. Firstly, I signed all the copies of both my books on the Watkins Publishing stand, coinciding with a purchase by a Russian reader. Then I wandered around catching up with friends, fans and regulars on the MBS events circuits, such as Equinox Astrology. Enjoyed a delicious meal from In Spiral and generally soaked up the atmosphere. Very tempted to go again on Monday....