Visiting the Pan Mac stand was one of my reasons for being there today, firstly to say 'Hi!' to my editor Jon Butler who's done such a great job with Joined up Thinking, but also to enjoy a tiny ego-trip when seeing my name and book in the Autumn catalogue. I nearly developed a semi.
Walking around the Fair is usually a good way to gauge the zeitgeist of the publiverse; you get to see what kind of stuff the book world thinks will sell in the forthcoming 12 months. It's a great opportunity to network - I came home with enough business cards to make a house for a large-ish Guinea Pig. And it always gives me a pretty good steer as to which of my many book projects to develop further and which publishers are most likely to be interested.
So, all in all, a productive visit and much to consider. I just hope that the organisers next year can actually do what they are supposed to do - organise.