Kit visited the London Book Fair at Earl's Court for the third year in succession. What a long way Stonewylde has come since that first year, when she was busy looking for a distributor. Moongazy Publishing Ltd now has three distributors and all are supplying book shops throughout the country.
This year Kit had coffee with a member of Waterstone's Head Office, who was extremely helpful with advice. Recently sales of Stonewylde have increased in Waterstone's stores following their recategorisation of the series into General Adult Fiction. Kit also had a meeting with her buyer from Gardners, the biggest distributor, and discussed future promotions for the books.
Kit attended a very interesting seminar run by members of the national media - the Guardian (Susanna Rustin), the Sunday Times (Richard Brookes) and Radio 4 Today Programme (Rebecca Jones) . She learnt about how publishers and authors can make their books newsworthy enough to achieve coverage in the media - watch this space!