Authors including Emily Clarkson, Sarah Vaughan and Chris Carter were among those who attended the first Simon & Schuster Author Summer Drinks Party on Thursday night (6th July).
Suzanne Baboneau, Simon & Schuster managing director – adult publishing division, with Anatomy of a Scandal author Sarah Vaughan
The first of its kind Simon & Schuster has held, the event at The Hotel Cafe Royal on London’s Regent Street saw retail buyers such as W H Smith’s Matt Bates, Kobo’s Lindsey Mooney and Waterstones’ Bea Carvalho toast to the company's forthcoming writers set to be published this year.
Also at the event were authors Louise Candlish, who recently moved to S&S in a six figure deal, Clare Harvey and biographer Andrew Wilson, among many others.
Ian Chapman, chief executive and publisher of S&S UK, said such events were a "reaffirmation of all that is good about book publishing".
Ian Marshall, Simon & Schuster editorial director of non-fiction, with authors Kim Hughes and Ingrid Seward
"A wonderful evening in a splendid venue celebrating with our friends in the book trade, our lovely, talented group of authors and our forthcoming list of their books to be published this year,” added Chapman.
“Such events are a reminder of how lucky we are to be doing what we do; a reaffirmation of all that is good about book publishing."
Waterstones buyers Bea Carvalho and Nessa Urquhart