A while ago, I joined IDPA (Independent Publishers Association) and with that managed to get my book on their stand at the London Book Fair and a couple of other large fairs later this year.. (You never Know).
I have just received their report at all the follow up with publishers from the UK, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Korea, Japan, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia and Spain who visited the stall during the show. And follow ups required for foreign rights.
The comment was..
"This year there seemed to be a lot of interest in business, self-help, psychology, inspirational/motivational, relationships, new age and parenting titles. The titles that tend to do well at this show have universal appeal and do not contain a lot of references to the U.S. or things you can only find in the U.S. children's titles that work well at these shows do not contain pictures of kids that are obviously American or rhymes that would be difficult in another language. "
The report then listed all the various contacts and the books they were interested in.
I know I know.. draw out the news part...
Err actually there is no news.. not one wanted a follow up on my book lol
Most were after books such as...
I Lost My Sock
He and She ~ A Wedding Story
Lose the Diet
In Search of the Miraculous
Barack Obama: Speeches (wanted in numerous places)
Debt is Slavery (wanted in numerous places)
And so on.. but not one for me.. Oh well a few more to go.. you never know until you try.
So my next book is now going to be
"Barack Obama with a turtle and only waring one sock, trying to master happiness and search for miraculous speaks out about the dept to slavery"
On a lighter, "well should provide a laugh or two" note
Knob throwing, a real knight in shining armour, the chocolate you sniff and some Obama burger fun and much more in a crazy week of video clips...
Saturday 11:00am EST "A BOOK AND A CHAT with Herbert Howard Jones"
Author of young adult fantasy novel, "The Pyewiz and the Amazing Mobile Phone."
Author of Young Adult Romance/Fiction book
Across the Pond