published on 2013-04-09
Are you a UK based author? Have you thought about paying a visit to the London Book Fair? Authors are becoming a larger element publishing conferences. It may sound odd, but they have previously been on the sidelines of big industry events. The change is most likely due to an increasing number of authors performing spectacularly without the backing of a publisher, as well as recognition that authors’ involvement and understanding of the evolving nature of design, marketing and selling of books is important to the industry’s future.
published on 2010-02-11
I’ve been out to quite a lot of networking events or meetups as they are generally called by the techie crowd, over the last couple of years. Last night, however was my first ‘Tweetup’ (i.e. a meeting organised by and including people from Twitter) with the publishing crowd. Definitely worth braving those icy North London pavements to get there! This Saturday I will be heading down to the Free Word Centre in Clerkenwell (which you should definitely check out if you haven’t heard of it yet). Spread the Word, who we worked with for our 24 Hour Book Project and The Literary Consultancy (a manuscript appraisal and editorial service) are hosting Tapping the Trend. Here’s some more info on both events…
published on 2009-12-01
I headed over to the British Library last night to do a spot of filiming for Palgrave Macmillan’s ‘Future of Work’ Event. It was an evening chaired by Adrian Furnham where we heard from Richard Donkin and other experts in the field of work, looking at what the workplace may have in store for us in the future. What changes are we seeing, and are we currently facing a watershed moment? We’ll be publishing the video in a few weeks time for you to hear more of what they had to say…but if you can’t wait, head over to the Palgrave website to check out the speakers and their books!
published on 2009-11-10
Over October 2009 the Free Word Centre really opened in style – there were loads of great events to mark the birth of this new hub for literature, literacy and freedom of expression. We managed to capture a few of them on camera…here’s a taster of the events from literary walks, to Manga Shakespeare workshops and Canon Tales. And it looks like there is plenty more to come from the Free Word centre! Watch this space…there are more videos to come including the full presentations from the evening of Canon Tales and more from the series on Offence.
published on 2009-11-10
The Free Word centre recently opened its doors to the world. We attended the launch event and spoke to a number of the high profile speakers and guests asking “What does Free Word mean to you?” Located in the former Guardian Newspaper building on Farringdon Road and currently home to nine organisations, Free Word is a builiding dedicated to promoting literature, literacy and freedom of expression. Watch our video to find out more about what Free Word is all about.
published on 2009-03-11
Liz Sowden explores some of the ways in which International Women’s Day is celebrated in the literary sphere and asks what the event means to women writers worldwide.
This is really good advice – I will try to go – thanks Anna :o)
I think I’d be very interested in checking out the wisewords festival in East London…sounds int…
Might be a good opportunity to chat to people about CN, as well!