The Booksellers Association and the PPC are repeating the popular BA/PPC Speed-dating Session at this year’s London Book Fair. This year it will take place on Wednesday 11th April from 1pm to 3pm.
The session is a great opportunity to meet and build relationships with booksellers, extend the reach of your author tours, or establish contact with new bookshops.
There are up to 13 spaces for publishing companies to meet with a number of booksellers in a series of 10 minute appointments throughout the two hours.
Publicists stay put and the booksellers visit the publicists. Each pre-arranged visit/appointment is approx. 10 minutes.
It can challenge the vocal chords so we advise that each publisher is represented by 2 or even 3 publicists!
Whilst we’d love to guarantee places to all those who are interested, in order for it to be a fruitful session for all parties we’ll need to ensure that we have the right spread – including a mix of children’s and adults publishers.
Everyone will be invited to the bookseller party at the Crown & Sceptre pub the night before so if we can’t accommodate you all in the speed-dating, then this will provide a great alternative opportunity to network with booksellers.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to sign up to take part in the speed-dating.