12-14 March: SoA at the London Book Fair 2019

Location: Olympia, London
Address: Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX
Discounted tickets, SoA talks, advisor surgeries, and our 2019 stand across 12-14 March 2019.

Event details

We're back at the London Book Fair this year – from 12-14 March 2019.

Come and meet the team, chat to our advisors, and find out what we're campaigning for this year. You'll find us on stand 1F55, listed as 'Society of Authors' in your programme, at the following times:

  • – Tue 12 March 2019: 09:00 – 18:30
  • – Wed 13 March 2019: 09:00 – 18:30
  • – Thu 14 March 2019: 09:00 – 16:00

Be sure to check out Author HQ for talks, networking and more.

Discounted tickets

We have a limited supply of discounted tickets available to SoA members – £22.50 + VAT instead of £45. A 50% discount will be applied on checkout. CLICK HERE to book your ticket now.

If you are not offered the discounted price after filling in the form, please contact us. For general registration, click here.

Meet our advisors

We’d love to meet you, whether or not you’re a SoA member, and whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in the industry for years. Our advisors will be on hand each day so you can talk to them in person.

Author HQ talk: How to Make a Living from Writing

With SoA CEO Nicola Solomon, Philip Womack and Woodrow Phoenix

Tuesday 12 March, 11.45am-12.30pm, Writer's Block

Writing is hard – and making it pay is even harder. An expert team from the Society of Authors will guide you on how to earn pennies and make them add up to pounds. What opportunities are great, and what are best avoided? From pursuing a portfolio career, the lowdown on competitions to tips on publishing deals, and where to get grants and funding. This is the talk for you if you don’t want to starve in a garret.

Nicola Solomon is Chief Executive at the SoA and also manages its associated charities. Her role includes promoting authors' interests in negotiations/disputes with publishers and agents, campaigning for authors’ rights and directing funds that help authors buy time to write. Nicola has an in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry and the many associated legal areas, from copyright and defamation, to contract and charity law. She is a solicitor and Deputy District Judge, and Director of Literary and Dramatic Works at the British Copyright Council as well as a committee member of the International Authors Forum.

Philip Womack is the author of six critically acclaimed novels for children. He is a Visiting Lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London, a Contributing Editor at Literary Review, as well as contributing to many newspapers and magazines.

Woodrow Phoenix is interested in using comics to extend the possibilities for narratives, both factual and fictional. His book Rumble Strip (Myriad Editions, 2008), exploring the problematic relationship of people to their cars, was called ‘an utterly original work of genius’ by The Times. His most recent experiments include a wordless story, 'She Lives' (2014), presented in a hand-bound giant hardcover book where each page measures one square metre.

Join our Translators Association in the Literary Translation Centre

The SoA Translators Association are once again co-programming the events at the Literary Translation Centre. Visit us on stand 5F150 in the Literary Translation Centre, which provides a hub for learning, debate and networking for all those passionate about the art and business of literary translation. Find out more