Very different to the kind of ‘fairs’ I went to as a teenager (which involved junk food, dodgy waltzers and someone throwing up across the entire window of the local bank) this week was all about the London Book Fair. It was a chance for us to meet more of the people behind the books that we love and help them to use CompletelyNovel to communicate with readers and writers.
Fancy seeing a bit more about the creative people behind the books? Take a peek at this video of ‘Canon Tales’, a series of presentations at the London Book Fair. Each presenter had to present 20 images in just 7 minutes…pretty rapid!
There are also pictures of some of the people I managed to convince to pose for a photo!
Anna with Iain Millar from Quercus
Relaxing on the leather armchairs!
The Espresso Book Machine
Oli checks out the internal whirrings of the EBM.
Rob and Anna from Snowbooks with Anna from CompletelyNovel.
Fiona Smith from Octopus with Anna.
Cory Doctorow at Canon Tales
Giving his 7 minute presentation.
A view of the Fair
Canon Tales was really good – it’s a shame the SYP video is so short – the presentations were really exciting and generally very funny too. Having to present in time with a rapid display of slides is such a fabulous way of keeping speakers engaging and their presentations snappy.
I think all presentations should be done in this way, if using slides. I went to a talk the other night at which the presenter proudly announced that he had only three slides to whip through. I was then thoroughly disappointed to see that each slide had about 20 lines of writing and multiple diagrams on. It was extremely painful and sooo boring.