This is my final post from London and the London Book Fair. I’ve had a good time, met some fine people; had a few laughs. There have also been long periods of boredom.
Do I feel like and insider? No.
Am I glad I came? Yes.
Would I come again? Maybe.
What was the downside? It’s not really about authors. It’s about the industry built around and on them.
What was the upside? I met some nice, competent, genuine people, some of them are brilliant. They rock, each in their own way and if they ever read this they’ll know who they are because we’re in touch.
And so to, TODAY …
Two excellent meetings which signify opportunity. I’m ending on a high. There have been lulls, tired times and contact. Want to know more? contact me :o)
And, I suppose that leaves the market. I spoke to some interesting insiders yesterday. It’s clear that Change is happening, like it or not.
At one level or another, the people who: choose, push, print, making a living … from writing; but don’t do the author bit, need something to sell. The vehicles to deliver content are changing. People don’t really know where this is all heading.
Me? I’m grateful to be a published author. I’d like to find a switched on and future looking agent. Self-publishing is fashionable but it takes my energy away from writing. I’ve learned a lot and I’d like to be spared the grind, much as the learning is exciting. The new covers for The Angels’ Share Series are a case in point. Have a look: