#SYPfest chat: Dom Hastings – Bloody Scotland: “Festivals are about people with shared interests coming together to have fun.”

Interested in Crime Festivals? There was recently a Q & A on Twitter with Dom Hastings, the Director of Bloody Scotland which we took part in. It was hosted by the Scottish branch of the Society of Young Publishers.

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bsWhen August hits Edinburgh, festival season is in the air, and we wanted to focus on the world of one kind: the book festival. What goes into putting a book festival together? Why host one? We wanted to give you the chance to ask any question you’ve ever had about the humble lit fest, and have got a series of Twitter chats so you can do just that! You can catch up on the full conversation at #SYPfest.

domDom Hastings, director of crime festival Bloody Scotland, wrapped up our trio of Twitter chats on book festivals. So we dive straight in: why is crime such a good genre to focus on? “Crime is a good genre because it’s so widely read,” explains Dom. “It’s the most popular genre amongst buyers and library users.”

“Here’s an exclusive for you,” Dom tells @MBendoris. “As of this morning we issued…

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