26.3.10

Headline Online Party

Dot Scribbles went on a little adventure to London yesterday as the lovely, lovely people at Headline had invited me to their first Online party. The idea was to bring bloggers and authors together and for us to meet some of the Headline team in person.
I made it to Headline HQ on the Euston Road safely which is quite a feat for me as I tend to get lost quite easily especially when unsupervised! The party took place in Headline's boardroom which has fantastic views across London and was the perfect space for us all to do some mingling!
Once we all had a glass of wine in hand we sat down to watch a presentation and it was exciting to hear about all the brilliant books that Headline will be publishing this year and it is very clear to see how much they love what they do and want to support their authors.
Time for a little more mingling, I met the lovely Carolyn from Book Chick City and Amanda from Floor to Ceiling Books and they both seemed as excited as I was! The authors arrived and we were lucky enough to meet Carole Matthews, Alex Bell, Sean Cregan, Jonathan L Howard, Paul Magrs and Dan Wells. It was lovely to chat to Carole Matthews as I really enjoy her books and it was interesting to hear what she thought about book bloggers.
Next on the agenda was the quiz which Sam from Headline had put a lot of effort into; we were split into teams and I have to say that some of the questions were pretty fiendish but my team came second so we were quite pleased with ourselves. The team at Headline were extremely generous and welcoming, they had laid on loads of gorgeous home made cakes and also gave us bags that we could fill with books that were dotted around the room. This was a little like Christmas for me and I came home with eight books which I am really looking forward to reading and reviewing. I think everyone invited had a lovely time and very much appreciated the effort that the Headline team had made. More than anything, yesterday opened my eyes to some new genres of fiction that I have clearly been missing out on which also gives me another excuse to buy more books!

Me, Carolyn, Amanda and Carole Matthews!

13 comments:

verity said...

Wow - lucky you that sounds like so much fun. There's been a few blogger events but I haven't been lucky enough to be invited to any of them yet...:(

Dot said...

Verity- It was a really lovely afternoon! Hope that you're feeling a bit better today xx

prophecygirl said...

It was such a great event! I think we did well in our quiz too... 2nd place ain't bad! ;)

Nice to meet you!

Jenny
(Wondrous Reads)

Dot said...

Jenny- I think we would have come much further down without your knowledge in the picture round! I have lots of lovely new blogs to add to my blog roll at the weekend, it was lovely to meet you!

Melody said...

Looks like you all had fun! It's great to meet fellow bookbloggers, isn't it? :)

Dot said...

Melody- It's the first kind of blogging event that I have been too but it was great!

Nadia said...

Dot, that sounds amazing! What a great way to meet other book bloggers and authors whose work you enjoy. And 2nd place - brilliant! Hurrah for a lovely event - must admit that I am slightly jealous :) Looking forward to reading your reviews of those books you snagged! Cheers!

Ros said...

It was nice meeting you there, as well as the other bloggers and authors. I only wish I'd been able to stay for longer, because I didn't get the chance to speak to as many people as I wanted to, not by a long shot.

Kudos to Headline for putting it on.

savidgereads said...

I cannot actually believe that we were in the same room and didnt spot each other, mind you there were quite a lot of people there. Next time you come to London email me and we shall do coffee!

Kim said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun; bloggers, authors, books, wine and cakes....what a great way to spend an afternoon!!
Looking forward to the reviews, Dot, especially of those new genre books you mention.

Dot said...

Ros- It was lovely to meet everyone, I had to rush off too to get my train! Hopefully there will be more events like this in the future.

Simon- That would be lovely! I couldn't believe it when I saw your blog post!

Kim- I had such a lovely time, I am going to sit and write you a letter this week so I shall tell you all about it!

Charlie said...

That sounds like it was fun, and it's great to find new genres and books - the only problem is time!

Dot said...

Charlie- exactly, there's just not enough hours in the day!

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