What I did at London Book Fair 2013

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.

SilverWood Books stand


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…



Update 2022: Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers –  INCEPTIO, CARINA (novella), PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO,  AURELIA, NEXUS (novella), INSURRECTIO  and RETALIO,  and ROMA NOVA EXTRA, a collection of short stories.  Audiobooks are available for four of the series.Double Identity, a contemporary conspiracy, starts a new series of thrillers. Double Pursuit, the sequel, is now out!

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