It’s normal to ask what’s in it for you if you attend a book fair, especially if it is held internationally. You would like to see where your investment leads you. You want to make sure that you’ll get the best possible result. Well, you don’t have to worry. We’re talking about the London Book Fair, the second-largest book fair in the world.

The London Book Fair in 2023 expects to attract more visitors due to minimal restrictions after the pandemic. As it goes back to its in-person activities for the second time now, we anticipate more titles displayed, a good number of exhibitors, engaging seminars and conferences, and cautiously open negotiations. ReadersMagnet, together with its stakeholders and self-published authors, is excited to take you to this gateway to the world of opportunities on April 18 to 20, 2023, at Olympia London.

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Book Signing and Exhibition

With its well-established name in the literary world, the LBF has a considerable number of connections from renowned traditional and self-publishing houses. You’ll be expecting celebrated exhibitors with popular authors doing book signings. Some of the world-acclaimed authors and illustrators visiting the London Book Fair in 2023 include Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, bestselling crime novelist Ann Cleeves, Murder Most Unladylike creator Robin Stevens, and Nibbies winner Dapo Adeola.

As an exhibitor, ReadersMagnet will showcase 150 new titles from our valued indie authors. We have also invited one of our highly regarded authors, Wayne Scott Harral, the novelist behind the science fiction Moon Luck. We are certain that you’ll enjoy roaming our booth to find interesting new titles and meet Scott Harral himself.

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Seminars and Conferences

LBF noted that they host over 100 enticing and inspiring sessions each year. Industry-related topics will be discussed, such as starting with Kindle Direct Publishing, getting updated with the global outlook of publishing, keeping up with social media, and more. Participants will be hearing welcoming remarks from journalist Ruth Comerford and will be meeting the London Book Fair Director Gareth Rapley for the international press briefing.

To complement the seminars, three separate conferences are also organized at the London Book Fair in 2023. The conference includes the Introduction to Rights with the purpose of educating authors on how to sell rights. “The Writers’ Summit conference,” as described on LBF’s website, “is designed to help get your writing noticed by agents, publishers, and readers.” And lastly, there is the Research and Scholarly Publishing Forum which will be dealing with diversity and inclusion in the world of publishing.

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Awards and Recognition

LBF loves celebrating outstanding achievements and people within the industry. “Our awards,” stated the event organizers, “range from celebrating international excellence to recognizing the innovative trailblazers under 30 who are taking the industry by storm.” The awards include the ever-popular International Excellence Awards followed by the Trailblazer Awards, which is created to celebrate the next generation of the UK publishing industry. The other recognition is the International Lifetime Achievement Award.

Seeing authors, publishers, agents, editors, and organizations receiving awards for remarkable contributions to the industry will surely inspire you. The London Book Fair in 2023 also recognized Street Child as Charity of the Year. The organization is committed to providing mental health and educational resources to children in crisis around the world.

To learn more about the London Book Fair, feel free to visit their website. For more information on how to join the event with ReadersMagnet, please check this out. You can also directly contact us at 1-800-805-0762 or info@readersmagnet.com. Get in touch with us today!