Ladies and Gentlemen- it has arrived!
The London Book Fair– the biggest, the baddest and the most anticipated book fair of the year!
Not long now! Just one sleep until the London Book Fair starts. It’s an exciting prospect.
The scale of it all certainly has the capacity to daunt. Critical Publishing, with a staff of 3, is clearly a tiny fish – if not a speck of plankton – in a very big sea. But equally it’s the number and quality of exhibitors that really makes you feel part of what is a thriving, innovative and creative industry.
It really is a chance to drink in everything around you, from some of the hugely impressive stands of the big publishers to the more modest tables (scattered with equally impressive products) of smaller companies. It’s a great place to get ideas, see what your competitors are doing and get your head round some of the latest tech.
There is a glamorous side to the event, with the chance that you might just brush shoulders with a great author or an up-and-coming celebrity who has just released their autobiography. But for me the event is characterised by the more down to earth necessity of meetings, catch-ups and networking. Back to back appointments see me rushing from one end of the great hall to the other, desperately searching for that elusive stand number and the even more elusive place to sit down. I look anything but glamorous by the end of the first day!
However at that point there is always the IPG party to revive the spirits and a refreshing glass of wine to enjoy with friends and colleagues.
If you’re at the book fair then come and say hi to us.
Any other questions please direct to firstname.lastname@example.org – as always we’d love to hear from you.