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Self-Publishing Events At The London Book Fair 2022

Self-Publishing Events at The London Book Fair 2022

The London Book Fair has been a key date for the Alliance of Independent Authors since we launched there in 2012 and we've rounded a list of the most significant self-publishing events at London Book Fair 2022. Our thanks to Sam Missingham of The Empowered Author for help in compiling this list.

The Alliance of Independent Authors will celebrate its 10th anniversary at the London Book Fair 2022. The team will be in attendance in force for this anniversary year, with team members flying in from the US and all over Europe to be there live. And two Aussie members will be with us too!

  • If you're attending, you can you can get 50% off a visitor ticket by using the code ALLi50 at checkout. Scroll down to read all about the key live self-publishing events at the fair.

Note: all attendees of the London Book Fair must adhere to the venue's COVID-19 entry requirements and are required to provide one of the following:

  • proof of full course of vaccination;
  • proof of negative COVID test within the last 48 hours (Lateral flow test is accepted); or
  • proof they are exempt on the basis of an approved medical exemption or clinical trial participation.

For full details, please refer to the full guidelines here

BUT of course:

  • ALLi is a global organization and most of our members cannot attend live so our main event will be online, when we'll bring the fair to our members, in a special mini-self-publishing conference, #MiniSelfPubCon2022. Click on the invitation to learn more about our online celebrations and ten-word story competition.

Scroll down to read about our Stand, and the self-publishing events at London Book Fair 2022. We look forward to seeing you live or online!

ALLi 10th anniversary online invitation

We couldn't have done any of it with you. Let's celebrate!


London Book Fair 2022: Meet ALLi at Stand ID48

ALLi's stand (ID48), is where authors who are interested in self-publishing can drop by for advice, networking, and a copy of our member magazine. And where our members will showcase their books.

We have panel sessions at the Author HQ and Writers’ Summit (see below), and a 10th anniversary drinks party for our members, sponsored by Amazon KDP.

If you write and (want to) publish your own work, we'd love to get to know you. Even more so if we already know you online. This year, as we celebrate our 10th anniversary, and as the London Book Fair returns post-pandemic, in-person connection is more prized and precious than ever.

If you're nervous about attending, or if you want to make sure you make the most of the fair, read our Ultimate Guide to Book Fairs for Indie Authors.

Margaret Skea Self-Publishing Volunteer Organizer London Book Fair 2022

Margaret Skea

We'd like to say a big thank you to the authors who have agreed to volunteer on our stand this year and to Margaret Skea, our volunteer organizer.


Self-Publishing Events at The London Book Fair 2022

Below are the events that are of most interest to self-publishers at the London Book Fair 2022.

The place to hang out at the fair is Author HQ, which has a full program of events. You might also be interested in the Writers' Summit.

Check out all the events for authors by selecting the “Authors: Central to Our Business” button on the London Book Fair Seminar Program


 

self publishing london book fairTuesday 5th April 2022 Self-Publishing Events from ALLi and Amazon KDP + Selfie Awards Announcement

Writers' Summit Conference

Tuesday 5th April: 9:10am

There are often fringe conferences as part of London Book Fair. The Writers Summit is one this year and ALLi Founder, Orna Ross, represents indie authors on a panel discussion, “My Publishing Journey”.


Beyond the Bookshop Panel

Beyond the Bookshop: The Creator Economy for Authors

Location: Author HQ

Tuesday 5th April: 11.05 – 11.50am

The creator economy for authors is flourishing, as readers increasingly make purchases on authors’ own websites and social media accounts. Direct support platforms like Patreon and Substack are also growing fast, and new technologies are unfolding new opportunities. In this session three Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) advisors explain the creator economy for authors, outline the opportunities it presents, and show how authors and poets can set themselves up for success beyond the bookshop.

  • Joanna Penn, Founder, The Creative Penn, and Artificial Intelligence Advisor, Alliance of Independent Authors
  • Orna Ross, Founder & Director, Alliance of Independent Authors
  • Michael Anderle, Founder LMBPN Publishing & Member, Alliance of Independent Authors

Find out more here.


KDP Author Interviews

Finding readers and publishing success through Kindle Direct Publishing

Location: Author HQ

Tuesday 5th April: 3.25pm – 4.10pm

A panel discussion with authors who have found success independently publishing through Kindle Direct Publishing. This session will cover how to get started, approaches to engaging and building readership and strategies for long term success and will feature insights from Nicola May and J D Kirk.

Find out more here.


Selfie Awards

Announcement of this year’s Selfies Book Awards winners

Location: Author HQ

Tuesday 5th April: 4.30 – 5.15pm

Announcement of the winners of the Selfies Book Awards, run by BookBrunch in association with IngramSpark, the London Book Fair and Nielsen Bookdata, set up to reward the very best in indie publishing.

This year three categories are in contention: adult fiction, adult memoir/autobiography and children’s books. ALLi members feature widely in the shortlist, in all categories.

Congratulations and we wish all of you the best of luck with the announcements. The ALLi team will be there, cheering you on!

Christine Webber with So Many Ways of Loving
Jill Marsh with White Heron
Paula Harmon with Death in the Last Reel
Heide Goody and Iain Grant with Sealfinger
Elena Kravchenko with Breathe
Peter Turnham with None Stood Taller
Ivan Wainewright with The Other Times of Caroline Tangent

Shortlisted for Children’s Selfies 

J.C. Perry with The Best Nest: A Tale of Roosting Rivalry

Shortlisted for Memoir / Autobiography
Emily J. Johnson with Pushing Through the Cracks
Ninette Hartley with Dear Tosh


self publishing london book fairWednesday 6th April 2022 Self-Publishing Events and party with ALLi and Amazon KDP

KDP Author Interviews

Finding readers and publishing success through Kindle Direct Publishing

Location: Author HQ

Wednesday 6th April: 11.45 – 12.30

A panel discussion with authors who have found success independently publishing through Kindle Direct Publishing. This session will cover how to get started, approaches to engaging and building readership and strategies for long term success and will feature insights from L J Ross and J D Kirk.

Find out more here.


ALLi 10th Anniversary Party, sponsored by Amazon KDP

Invitation to ALLi 10th Anniversary Celebration

5pm – 8pm: Hand & Flower

Join the Alliance of Independent Authors as a member to come to the party.


Thursday 7th April 2022 Self-Publishing Events from Amazon KDP

KDP Author Interviews

Finding readers and publishing success through Kindle Direct Publishing

Location: Author HQ

Thursday 7th April: 14:00 to 14.45

A panel discussion with authors who have found success independently publishing through Kindle Direct Publishing.

Find out more here.


ALLi at the London Book Fair over the Years

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