One of the major events in the book trade calendar is The London Book Fair, which runs from 19-21 April at Earls Court.
According to an article on the Bookseller web site, publishers and agents are expecting an “incredibly busy” London Book Fair with schedules already jam-packed.
For authors it's a good place to meet, to attend some interesting and informative seminars, and to see what publishers are up to. It's not the place though for authors to tout their books with the aim of finding a publisher because commissioning editors aren't always there and if they are then their diaries are already full, but it's good for research, for picking up publisher's catalogues and for getting contact names. There are also exhibitors on self publishing, book packagers, content providers, distributors, and many others connected with the book trade.
You can find out more on the London Book Fair web site. If you pre-register you can get discounts on the entry fee. And if any of you are visiting then you might catch me in between appointments on Stand J205.