London Book Fair training!
In November 2009 OICPS led 3-day workshop helping to prepare participants for the London Book Fair.
The 3-day workshop, organised by the British Council and London Book Fair, fulfilled the aims of the participants in preparing them to make the most of the real opportunities provided for Market Focus organisations. As Market Focus status provides a dedicated pavilion within the fair space, together with a seminar programme devoted to their publishing, it is imperative that all the publishers attending are ready for the experience, whatever their goals. Through a mixture of interactive lectures, case studies, pair and group work, activities and presentations, all 16 delegates were offered the opportunity of learning more about topics such as the present publishing and bookselling scene, buying and selling rights, marketing themselves and their titles before, during, and after LBF.
Feedback from delegates attending this programme included:
"I don’t think we could have had a better facilitator than Sheila Lambie from Oxford Brookes University" Colleen Higgs, Modjaji Books
"Thanks so much for a really brilliant workshop. It was well-prepared and well-run, the programme was very relevant and had a good balance of theoretical and practical - and it was fun, too. Sheila was a brilliant presenter and I liked the fact that she was willing to adapt her prepared programme to take account of our needs" Debra Primo, University of KwaZulu-Natal Press.