The first speaker of the day was Roz Morris, whose books on writing I reviewed here and here. I've nearly finished reading her third one, so it was nice to meet her in the flesh and hear her talk. It was reassuring to know that I knew what I needed to know to be able to write.
Finally, there was a panel question and answer sessions, where there was a lively discussion on the future of the publishing business.
So all in all a good day. Though it has left me feeling a bit down, because it seems to me that the economics of the business means that the only way to make a large fortune is to start with a large one; as in the costs to produce a book are such that realistically it will be hard to make back a return on your investment.