LONDON | 28 FEB 2014 NEW YORK | FALL 2014
Absolutely Everything For Authors.
Authoright, the leading publishing and marketing consultancy, is thrilled to announce the first London Author Fair, to be held at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden, London, on February 28th, 2014.
The London Author Fair will host hundreds of authors across three floors of the private members club, for a day of radical seminars, intimate workshops, one-on-one collaborator hubs, educational films, the live PitchUp! literary agent submissions event run by LitFactor, and a lavish late-night drinks reception and networking event to close. The full programme of events will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Expert Speakers at the LAF 2014
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Photos from the LAF 2014
Big Publishing Brainstorm
Eileen Gittins (CEO of Blurb), Gareth Howard (CEO of Authoright and Founder of the London Author Fair) and Patrick Brown (Director of Author Marketing at Goodreads)
Literary Agent Workshop
Piers Blofeld, Literary Agent at Sheil Land talks to LAF authors about how to submit to and work with a literary agent.
Hayley Radford (Director of Marketing, Authoright and Co-Founder of the London Author Fair) leads a workshop on how to build your brand as an author and market your book professionally.
Meet the Author Workshop
Roz and Dave Morris (bestselling authors) talk with fellow authors about their work and publishing goals.
Authors are Entrpreneurs
Eileen Gittins (CEO, Blurb and Author) and Gareth Howard (CEO, Authoright and Author) discuss with Chair Porter Anderson (Publishing Journalist) why being an author is the same as being an entrepreneur. Your book is your startup!
PitchUp! Pitching to literary agents
An author attendee pitching their book to Lorella Belli, Literary Agent. An author was picked up by an agent on the day - more on this to follow!
Audience at the LAF
Seminar panel and audience at the LAF in the 'film studio' of the Hospital Club, London
Simon & Schuster on Biz of Books
Suzanne Baboneau from Simon & Schuster discusses the Business of Books and what it means to authors.
Audience at one of the LAF seminars.
The panel and the audience exchange ideas on the future of publishing.
What lies ahead for authors?
Polly Courtney (self published author), Andrew Lownie (Literary Agent), Adele Parks (Bestselling Author), Piers Blofeld (Literary Agent) and Porter Anderson (Chair and Journalist) discuss what the future holds for authors, publishers and agents.
Seminar Room at the LAF
Seminar and Q&A with experts
At the end of the day we were all able to enjoy a drink together, chatting with new found friends and collaborators - authors, speakers, publishers, agents, tech platforms and experts. A fantastic end to a great day.
Videos from the first LAF
Author as Entrepreneur
Porter Anderson, Eileen Gittins
and Gareth Howard
To see more films from the
London Author Fair, click here