Bonnier Zaffre’s new dinosaur children’s imprint Supersaurs—the creation of author, artist and former BBC children’s presenter Jay Jay Burridge (pictured)—made an entrance at London Book Fair on Tuesday 12th April with a life-size Titan Tyrant sculpture in the main entrance of London Olympia.
Independent authors Mark Dawson, Mel Sherratt and Keith Houghton held their take on a traditional book signing by engraving Kindles at London Book Fair on Tuesday 12th April.
Fans were able to get their Kindles engraved by Mel Sherratt, who has independently published eight novels.
Dorothy Koomson’s paperback That Girl from Nowhere (Arrow), which tells the story of a Brighton-born keen photographer, was given the ‘pop-up’ treatment on Sunday 10th April when a bespoke liveried photo-booth appeared in Brighton’s Jubilee Square.
Serpent’s Tail launched Rain Dogs by Adrian McKinty at Profile Books’ stand at London Book Fair on Wednesday 13th April.
On Tuesday 12th April, the anniversary of the 35th anniversary of the first flight of the space shuttle, author Rowland White launched a copy of his new book Into the Black (Bantam Press) to the edge of space. The book reached a height of 33.694km after launch in Sheffield, and came down three hours later in Glossop, Derbyshire.
On Tuesday 12th April at Pan Macmillan’s London Book Fair stand, “cartoonist-in-residence” Eddie Ward sketched caricatures of the book trade’s great and good, including Canongate c.e.o. Jamie Byng, to mark imprint Boxtree’s 30th anniversary.
Electric guitar folk music band Steeleye Span were among those that took to the stage at a memorial ceremony for Sir Terry Pratchett, held at London’s Barbican Theatre on Thursday 14th April. The event also included theatrical skits, film reel highlights and readings from Pratchett’s friends Gaiman and actor Tony Robinson, as well as the announcement of new Pratchett publishing and screen adaptations.