Our administrator Ellie will be attending this Bookmachine event on the 29th March, at the Library in St Martin’s Lane. Learn all about BookTube from an established BookTuber
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Our consultants Claire Louise Kemp and Alison Redfearn will be attending the Oxford Brookes Working in Publishing day this year.
It’s on the 28th March at 2:00pm. We will be talking about it on social media beforehand so be sure to keep at eye out on our twitter: @AtwoodTate
London Book Fair | Our Thoughts
Last week was the London Book Fair and it was an extremely successful and enjoyable week for all those that attended. A lot of deals were made, books were announced and on our stand we had a lot of conversations with job-seekers.
You can take a look at some of the stands at the fair and the events that took place in our YouTube video.
We thought we would share some of our favourite moments of the book fair this year as it was such a great week.
Our Favourite Moments
Alison thoroughly enjoyed meeting people at the Careers Clinic on Thursday. She hopes that it was as helpful as it was fun.
Karine was very pleased to see so many people taking part in our daily book-token competition, with many people coming up to the stand to say ‘Atwood Tate we’re hear you’re great!’ She also enjoyed the ALPSP event on Tuesday afternoon.
The stands at the fair this year were fantastic! Kellie was very impressed by the Usborne stand which was decorated like a tree-house – you can see it in our YouTube video. Ellie enjoyed wandering around the fair meeting all the different people, seeing the stands and the general going-ons of the event.
Helen enjoyed talking to people at the Faber stand. They were handing out milk bottle sweets to celebrate the announcement of a new book The Secret Life of Cows. They were ‘over the moo-oon’.
Not only were the stands well decorated but the general decoration of the fair was wonderful. There was a yellow brick road seating area to celebrate the news that Michael Morpurgo, the fair’s author of the day on Thursday, was writing a re-telling of the Wizard of Oz from Toto’s perspective. There was a also a seating area made of giant Stilettos and lips for seats, which was Christina’s favourite.
The seminars this year were fascinating. We attended numerous talks and learnt a great deal of things about the publishing industry. For more details on what we discovered at a seminar on the effects of Brexit on publishing see here.
Michael’s favourite part of the whole fair was the atmosphere. Everyone was very friendly, happy to talk and to take pictures.
Meeting people at the fair, both clients and job-seekers, was the definite highlight of ours at Atwood Tate. We had fun and we hope you did too.
On the 15th March a group of SYP (Society of Young Publishers) and the representatives of the Publishing Interns (@PubInterns) will be gathering at the Cumberland arms near the London Book Fair for a chat and a glass of wine.
This is the perfect place to network with your fellow interns, work experience publishing people and also others within the publishing field.
A free event which is guaranteed to be a great night it is worth attending. Some of our consultants may pop in for a chat as well.
Make sure you follow us on twitter, @AtwoodTate, to keep up to date with what is happening.
We will be attending the London Book Fair this year! From the 14th-16th March this is your opportunity to attend an exciting event and learn about the inner workings of publishing. You can attend seminars, network and meet fellow publishers!
We will be on Stand 3B26 (in Tech) if you want to come and chat with us. We’re happy to answer your questions! You could even attend the Career’s Clinic on the 16th! Two our consultants – Karine & Alison – will be offering advice about how to enter the world of publishing!
For more information about the London Book Fair make sure you check out the official website! You can view the Insight Guide for further details about Seminars as well as register to attend!
You can also follow London Book Fair on Twitter and keep an eye on the official hashtag #LBF17! Over the course of the three days everyone in publishing will be tweeting like crazy!
We’ll be blogging about the event before we attend, having currently blogged about 5 Reasons Why you should attend the London Book Fair! But there is plenty of information about there about what to expect and what to bring!
We’re available via social media to answer any questions you may have about attending and about where to find us for a chat or discussion!
We will be attending this event on the 13th March at 6:30pm-9:00pm.
Tickets cost £20 for non-members and the event is free for members.
World Book Day
Today is World Book Day, a day in which we celebrate the written word. And on such an occasion, some might ask, Well, do books really need a day? Here in the publishing industry, we certainly think so. In fact, books are perhaps more important than ever, given recent trends in which reading has become portrayed as the pastime of ivory tower academics, out of touch with the real world, rather than the tool with which we better every aspect of our lives, from education to, as some studies show, improving empathy.
The writer William Nicholson once wrote “We read to know we’re not alone.” He credited these words to CS Lewis, the author responsible for one of the most beloved fictional universes in literary history. They succinctly describe the reason why reading has never fallen out of fashion. Despite the drastic changes to entertainment brought about by the digital age. With sales for George Orwell and Margaret Atwood soaring since a certain president’s recent inauguration, it shows that people still go to the same place they always have for comfort.
Everyone remembers the book they read as a child that changed the way they thought. They remember the time they encountered a world they wanted to live in more than their own. They remember people who don’t exist as well as they remember the people in their own lives. Everyone has that book (or books!) they’ll never sell, that moves from one home to another like a member of the family.
Here, at Atwood Tate, we’re proud to work with all kinds of publishers, helping people find their dream jobs in an industry that couldn’t be more head-over-heels in love with books. So, to celebrate World Book Day and the publishing industry, tweet us your favourite book @AtwoodTate and shout out to the writers who changed your life!
Things to Bring to the London Book Fair 2017
The London Book Fair 2017 is fast approaching! It’s only 2 weeks away! And it’s time to get prepared.
Whether you are a publisher, a candidate, an author or a reader you need to remember to bring certain things to the London Book Fair. Not only your ticket but items which will make your day much more enjoyable!
Remember to bring:
- You must remember your tickets! You will be checked on the door for your ticket and directed into the correct part of the building. There are three floors at the London Book Fair including the two floors of the fair itself and the International Rights Centre at the top of the building. You can register and buy your printable tickets online at the LBF website.
- We are the only recruitment company attending the fair with a stand, come say hello at: stand 3B26 (in Tech). We are also taking part in the Careers Clinic on the Thursday. Bring your CV to talk to help you talk to one of our consultants and to show at the Career’s Clinic. We may even take a copy of your CV, so print more than one – but don’t bring a folder. The majority of the people at the LBF are there to make deals with other publishers, not to recruit. Network with publishers at stands, but don’t force your CV on them. Instead offer…
- If you’re an author, candidate or a client and have a business card, be sure to bring them. People don’t have that much time to stop and chat at the fair, so give them a business card with details on how to get in touch. This is a great way to get noticed and remembered.
- Take some photos of the event! Whether to share on social media or simply to keep track of companies you are interested in. The London Book Fair is a social event as much as an industry one, so why not take a few snaps.
- Do not underestimate the size of the Olympia – where the LBF takes place. The floors are crowded with people, stands and cafes. You will need to walk everywhere so make sure you’ve got comfortable shoes.
Bottle of Water:
- Water is imperative at events like these. You will be walking a lot in large crowds and the queues for the café get astronomical by lunch time. Be sure to bring some water with you to stay hydrated and comfortable all day.
- If you’re attending an event, be it a seminar, an author event or the Careers Clinic, so bring a notebook with you. Taking notes is encouraged. There’s a lot to remember and a lot to see. Keep track of all of it to stay informed.
- If you’re meeting people you will need to communicate to find them, as shouting across the hall will not work. You can also use your phone to live-tweet and follow the London Book Fair twitter account and the official Book Fair hashtag #LBF17! People will be live-tweeting all day! Following the events on twitter is a great way to keep track of events and new throughout the day.
Make sure you keep note of these things to make the most of your attendance at the London Book Fair.
Have you bought your tickets yet? Printed off your map? Finalised which Seminars you want to attend? Found out where the seminars are and what time they start?
On the 8th-10th of February the IPG Spring Conference will be running in Oxfordshire! For more details check out the official IPG website!
They’ll be keynote speakers, conferences, events and networking opportunities. As well as the awards in the evening! A great event!