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The London Book Fair 2016

The UK's premier book trade event takes place each year at Olympia. The London Book Fair attracts publishers, retailers and industry suppliers... and authors! Rachel Gregory looks at the best way for authors to approach the event, and what they can expect to find...

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From the Editor...

There’s so much new content for you to look forward to in August. As ever, we have articles lined up from a range of experts, on a whole host of subjects – from freelancing, to marketing across dual formats. Is there a topic you’d like to learn more about? Search the site and if we haven’t already covered it, send me an email and we’ll try to publish something relevant.

Following the popularity of our inaugural ‘Authors’ Life’ and ‘Q&A’ articles, we’re already working on a fantastically varied and exciting content schedule for AW16. To tide you over until then, read our new posts and definitely keep an eye out for our regularly updated Editor’s Picks, which you can find at the bottom of the homepage.

We hope you agree our #IndieBookoftheWeek slot looks great – and that lots more of you will submit your books for our consideration. As ever, if you’d like to get involved with this or want to give us feedback, we’d love to hear from you.

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Rachel Gregory, Magazine Editor

Jeremy Thompson, Managing Director, Troubador

Debbie Young, The Alliance of Independent Authors

Ben Cameron, Cameron Publicity & Marketing

Helen McCusker, Booked PR

Cressida Downing, The Book Analyst

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Who are we?

Our team of industry experts offers guidance, inspiration and insights on a range of topics about all aspects of self-publishing.

From the editor…

There’s so much new content for you to look forward to in August. As ever, we have articles lined up from a range of experts, on a whole host of subjects – from freelancing, to marketing across dual formats. Is there a topic you’d like to learn more about? Search the site and if we haven’t already covered it, send me an email and we’ll try to publish something relevant.

Following the popularity of our inaugural ‘Authors’ Life’ and ‘Q&A’ articles, we’re already working on a fantastically varied and exciting content schedule for AW16. To tide you over until then, read our new posts and definitely keep an eye out for our regularly updated Editor’s Picks, which you can find at the bottom of the homepage.

We hope you agree our #IndieBookoftheWeek slot looks great – and that lots more of you will submit your books for our consideration. As ever, if you’d like to get involved with this or want to give us feedback, we’d love to hear from you.

Spotlight Contributor

Helen McCusker

Helen has worked in publishing for the past decade and before that enjoyed a varied career in broadcast journalism, including entertainment reporting for the BBC. Having worked “on the other side”, the award-winning book publicist has managed a busy newsroom and interviewed many authors live on-air, so knows exactly how a good author press release should read – and the best time to strike. Since combining her skills and launching Booked PR in 2008 (celebrating 8 years of service in August 2016) Helen has had the pleasure of promoting both traditionally published and self published books. This year, Helen launched the @TheAuthorHour on Twitter - a weekly social media author forum where writers can talk about publishing, promotion and share their knowledge. She regularly speaks at publishing events and is always willing to advise authors on the best promotional strategy for their book.

Find out more at: www.bookedpr.com or follow Helen on Twitter: @helenmccusker

Indie Book Of The Week

Written by nine acclaimed indie and traditionally published authors, 1066 Turned Upside Down is an historical short story collection with a major twist.

Ever wondered what might have happened if William the Conqueror had been beaten at Hastings, or if Harald Hardrada had won at Stamford Bridge? What if Edward the Confessor had died with an heir ready to take his place? This collaboration explores ways in which the momentous year of 1066 could have played out very differently. Published to celebrate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, the stories take you on a journey through the wonderful alternate possibilities of England’s most famous year. Find us on Facebook @1066UpsideDown or on Twitter via the hashtag #1066UpsideDown. We look forward to speculating with you... www.1066turnedupsidedown.blogspot.co.uk

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