Yesterday I attended Day 1 of this year’s LBF. All the publishing players I wanted to see were there including Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and Ingram Spark. I met best selling authors Nicola May and Barry Hutchison (better known as JD Kirk) who I also met last year at the KDP stand and was able to pick up some valuable pointers. I popped into Nielsen’s Book Data and learned that, as Kindle were now using Epub rather than Mobi format for their Kindle ebooks, there was no need to have a different ISBN for each of these formats which will be a big money saver moving forward. Much to my surprise the Alliance of Independent Authors, of which I am a member, did not have a stand, but they will be holding a drinks party at The Hand & Flower pub opposite Olympia Wednesday evening.