Self-Publishing in the Digital Age; Writers & Artists’ Conference

self-publishing in the digital age

 

On Saturday 7th November the I_AM Self-Publishing team will be going along to the Writers & Artists’ conference entitled “Self-Publishing in the Digital Age“. The conference, which is held in the beautiful Wellcome Collection, is a whole day event featuring some of the most respected (and even super star bestseller) figures of self-publishing today.  This is a rare opportunity to get the “hows” and “whys” from the individuals who have been there, done that and made it work for them. Tickets are still available here for only £95, so we hope we’ll see you there!

Here’s a sneak peak at what will be happening:

 

Self-Publishing in the Digital Age Schedule 

09.30-10.00 Teas, coffees and registration

10.00-10.30 Introduction to self-publishing by Orna Ross

10.30-11.10 Roz Morris on editing

11.10-11.50 The Business of Writing: bestselling indie authors Rachel Abbott and Paul Pilkington discuss two aspects of being an author – the craft of writing and the business of reaching readers – in a Q&A session chaired by Darren Hardy

11.50-12.05 Break

12.05-12.35  Darren Hardy talks to Mel Sherratt on cover design: what to ask for, the process and making sure you get what you want.

12.35-13.05 IPR Licensing: knowing your rights as an indie author

13.05-14.05 Lunch break (lunch not included)

Hints and tips from self-publishing authors

14.05-14.40 Joanna Penn on getting your book into readers’ hands

14.40-15.20 Advice for authors on all stages of the self-publishing process from bestselling author Tracy Bloom

15.20-15.30 Short water break

15.30-16.15 Kate Harrison on the differences between self- and traditional publishing, and what being a hybrid author entails

16.15-17.00 Why you don’t have to go it alone: the communities, tools and support network available to you as an indie author (with Orna Ross)

17.00-18.00 Networking drinks 

I_AM Self-Publishing at Self-Publishing in the Digital Age

During the lunch and drinks sessions, we will be providing free 1-on-1 advice sessions to all authors. The types of things this will cover include:

  • Feedback on your blurb and title
  • Commercial cover ideas
  • Pricing suggestions for your genre
  • Distribution, format and printing advice
  • Analysis of your USP and potential hooks/angles for publicity

All you need to do to book in advance is email writersandartists@bloomsbury.com

So come down and join us at Self-Publishing in the Digital Age

 

is our editorial guru. From dialogue to story arcs, she has a passion for helping authors improve their writing. She enjoys long, hilly runs in the countryside and is currently window-shopping for a new puppy. Weapon of choice: A strong coffee and a red pen. Currently reading: A Brief History of Seven Killings.
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