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Beyond the Bestseller
Sat 25 March 2017, 10:00 – 16:30 GMT
Presenting a day’s events to inspire writers, readers and bookworms: Beyond the Bestseller.
We’ll tell you about the book trade, the workings of a small press and offer advice about submitting your work and approaching publishers.
Talks and readings by Lynn Michell, director of Linen Press, and Avril Joy, successful Linen Press author and finalist in The People's Prize.
Karen Kao will introduce her accomplished, searing novel The Dancing Girl and the Turtle, a new publication due April 2017.
Put your questions, worries, frustrations and hopes to our experienced panel. We’re here to help!
WIN—a consultation with Lynn Michell to discuss your novel
WIN—a consultation with Avril Joy to discuss your short story
WIN—a selection of books from Linen Press
10.00 - 10.30 Dr Leigh Wilson from The Contemporary Small Press: The role and successes of the small indie presses.
10.30-11.30 Lynn Michell, Director of Linen Press: The risks and rewards of being an indie press.
11.15 -11.45 Coffee, book sales and book signing.
11.45-12.30 Avril Joy, Finalist in The People’s Book Prize: Why writers need readers.
12.30 -13.30 Lunch, book sales and book signing.
13.30 - 14.30 Karen Kao: A sneak preview of The Dancing Girl and the Turtle: the importance of writing about violence against women, with readings.
14.40 - 15.40 Q&A panel with Leigh Wilson, Lynn Michell, Avril Joy, Karen Kao, Hema Macherla & Susie Nott-Bower
15.40 - 16.30 Tea, book signing, and prize draws.