So, I’ve been trying to nail down a venue for the official launch of my book ‘Building Passions’ in November.
I have a date/time and I want it to take place in the Westminster part of London. I also have a budget, an idea of numbers and the type of offering.
Fortunately, I have run many events in the past so am pretty familiar with the ins and outs of the process. My most stressful experience was organising a large conference on maths education, pretty much on my own, at a venue the Government officials funding it wouldn’t show me until the start of the event! They claimed this was best security practice for the Secretary of State for Education who was keynote speaking … oh and my wife was having an operation on the same day! It all went well thankfully.
I looked at two possible venues on Wednesday with my assistant, who is my daughter starting her English language and linguistics degree from this month. One was very nice and in a famous national art gallery, but over my budget. The alternative was more affordable but not in so respectable a location, though still pleasant. There are other options on the table.
I already have one sponsor for the event and am looking for others who would like to co-fund it with me. If you are interested please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The e-book should be published soon via the usual channels and then I need to focus on finalising the print version in time for November.