London Book Fair 2017


Overwhelming is the first word that springs to mind when thinking back on the London Book Fair! LBF has been running for 46 years and is one of the world’s biggest, with over 130 countries represented this year. It is a place where many deals are made, rights bought and sold, and seeds of collaboration are often sown.

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Romance, Reason and Byron’s Daughter

Ada Lovelace: Bride of Science by Benjamin Woolley

Pan Books, imprint of Pan Macmillan, 2015

It was as though she was the product of a cross-breeding experiment, an attempt to combine Sentiment and Intellect to produce a new type of human just as agricultural scientists were trying to combine fast growth and fertility to produce a new type of pig. She now needed to know how successful the experiment had been, whether it had resulted in a viable new breed, or a monster.

Ada Lovelace: Bride of Science book cover

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Publishing 101: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Friday 3rd March 201. The Society of Young Publishers Scotland (SYP Scotland) held their second conference in the Central Hall in Edinburgh. The first one was tentatively held a year ago, and was such a resounding success, it was immediately decided to hold a second one. Long may it continue! (Apologies in advance, this one is long, even for me. But there’s just so much good stuff to note!) Continue reading