The London Book Fair 2015 takes place from 14 to 16 April and like last year, there will be interesting events for self-publishers. Did you know that you don’t have to pay for your ticket, if you are blogging about something that is related to the book trade?
Register as a member of the press
You can save a bit of money and register as a member of the press, if you can prove you are blogging about something that is relevant to the industry, and I got my ticket yesterday. In order to receive a press accreditation, go to this page, scroll down, click on the link and insert your details. In case you have a long URL like me, it might not fit into the provided box, but no worries – once you have registered, you will get a contact email address – just send them your full details.
New main venue: Olympia
I made a mistake many years ago and went to the wrong venue. It can be confusing, as they changed it various times. When I went to Olympia one year, they had moved to Excel and during the past few years it was Earls Court. When I got it wrong, some people where handing out leaflets with directions to the right location – I wasn’t the only one! It is of course much easier and faster to find the right place straightaway and I am not sure whether they will have this service for disorganized people again 😉
And if you go by tube, you always have to change at Earls Court underground station, as there are no other direct trains from anywhere else. You can also use an Overground train, though. Check Transport for London for more information and have a look at the website of the London Book Fair for everything else.
Please note that the London Book Fair press accreditation is for the Book Fair itself. There are special events that still require a separate ticket.
And here is a little flavour in advance:
Maybe I will see you there?