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How to Get Published

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Foyles, Level 6

107 Charing Cross Road

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WC2H 0DT

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How do you get an agent?

How do you write a book proposal?

How do you make the leap from 'writer' to 'published author'?

*** Earlybird deadline extended by a couple of weeks - but limited numbers available! ***

On this one-day, intensive masterclass from Publishing Talk, you will learn how to navigate the journey to becoming a published author.

Publishing Talk

Meet bestselling authors, literary agents, publishers and self-publishing experts as they explain the publishing landscape, the various routes to publication and equip you for career success.

Expect no-nonsense, practical advice to motivate you to write that book - and get it published!

Write a Bestseller by Jacq Burns

Includes a free copy of Write a Bestseller by Jacq Burns, plus a reading list and handouts. You will also have the opportunity to pitch your book and get some instant feedback (optional).

Join us at the iconic Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Road, London for a packed day of great speakers, panels, discussions and plenty of time for networking with fellow writers.



Foyes, Charring Cross Road, London


Speakers

Our programme is subject to change, but this is how things are shaping up:

Programme

09:00 Registration and networking

09:30 Welcome and Introduction
Jon Reed, Publishing Talk

SO YOU WANT TO BE A PUBLISHED AUTHOR?

09:40 How to write and publish your first novel
What does it take to become a successful author?
Molly Flatt, author of The Charmed Life of Alex Moore

10:20 What are agents looking for?
The most important step to traditional publishing success is to get an agent. What are they looking for - and how do you get one? What makes a bestseller?
Jacq Burns, literary agent, founder of London Writers' Club and author of How to Write a Bestseller

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11:00 Coffee Break

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TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING

11:20 How to write a book proposal
Practical tips on how to put together your proposal, sample material and query letter.
Scott Pack, editor, publisher and author of How to Perfect Your Submission

12:00 What are editors looking for?
Editors explain the commissioning process, how they find books and authors - and what happens next.
Publisher panel

12:30 How traditional publishing works
Putting it all together: How the author-agent-editor relationship works in practice.
In conversation with an author, agent and editor

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13:00 Lunch break

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13:45 Pitch your book!
Putting into practice what you’ve learned in the morning, you will have the opportunity over lunch to either write down a one-sentence pitch for your book, or just think of one to share with the group in the session. Literary agent Jacq Burns will make brief suggestions for improving your pitch. We’ll try to fit in as many as possible!

ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL PUBLISHING

14:15 The business of self-publishing
Could self-publishing be for you? What you need to know to be a successful indie author.
Debbie Young, The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)

14:45 How to self-publish your book
Self-publishing companies outline different options and models for indie authors.
Panel includes: Anna Lewis, CompletelyNovel; Nick Coveney, Kobo

15:20 Other publishing routes
Other ways to get published: hybrid and crowdfunding models.
Panel includes: Clare Christian, Red Door Publishing

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15:55 Coffee Break

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PATHS TO SUCCESS

16:15 How to build your online platform
How to build your online platform to equip yourself for career success as an author
Jon Reed, Publishing Talk

16:45 Author success stories
Three authors talk about their different paths to publishing success (plus Q&A)
Panel includes: Liz Fenwick, author of One Cornish Summer

17:25 Closing Remarks

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17:30 – 18:30 Networking drinks


CANCELLATIONS

You can cancel up to 7 days before the event for a full refund. We very occasionally need to cancel events that are undersubscribed - in which case we will issue a full refund. Please check with us before making any travel arrangements.


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