A number of the UK's leading business authors have given their
support to the first festival dedicated to the genre.
On September 10th, the UK Business Book Festival will be held at
the Executive Business Centre in Bournemouth and feature a day of
seminars and speeches to celebrate the importance of British works
Among the writers set to appear at the event are
Rachel Elnaugh, one of the original stars of Dragons'
Den, Lend Me
Your Ears author
Max Atkinson and
David Craig, who wrote Rip-off:
The Scandalous Story of the Consulting Money Machine.
Robert Ashton, co-founder of the event, explained that the
festival is intended to recognise the 'huge contribution' that
business writing makes to the global economy.
He commented: 'Business books by British authors sell all over
the world. Entrepreneurs on every continent find inspiration, ideas
and practical tips from the books we write here in the UK.'
Ashton has written nine business books, including Instant
Entrepreneur: The Faster Way to Start-Up Success and
Plan. His latest work - Brilliant
Checklists for Entrepreneurs - is published on September
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