Had a great time today visiting the bookshops of Dulwich with #UKMGCHAT #BOOKSPEDITION. There were seven or eight of us in total, a mixture of writers and bloggers, and we got to chat to the book buyers at each shop about the profile of their Children’s section, what sells well, what events they do, and their relationships with authors and publicists. It was a great fun day all round, very interesting and I learnt a lot about independent bookshops! Here are some photos of the various bookshops – Dulwich Books, Tales on Monoplane, and Village Books – and their children’s sections.
The Fox and the Stars – bought this for my nephew and niece
The Boy Who sailed the Ocean – Uxbridge Waterstones
Stefan Mohamed, Lou Hersey, Liz De Jager
I had a fantastic time at #YASHOT in Uxbridge over the weekend. Here are some of the brilliant sessions I attended and a few pictures of the events, which took place in Uxbridge Waterstones and the Town hall. I also managed to spot The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean by Lara Williamson in Waterstones Uxbridge… Thanks to Alexia Casale for organising such an amazing event
On the 17th of October I went to the UKMGX – the UK Middle Grade Extravaganza – at Nottingham Central Library. Middle Grade is a American industry term for Children’s books. There were over 30 authors appearing to talk about their books, and cake and chat in-between sessions. It was a great fun day and I took lots of photos of the various authors, who had around three minutes each to pitch their books!! Unfortunately didn’t manage to catch everyone on camera as the iPhone was a bit temperamental and then ran out of batteries. Thanks to @EmmaPass@KerryDrewery for organising such an amazing event. Here are pictures of a few of the authors who spoke…