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How to Self-Publish a Book

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St Bride Foundation

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Self-publishing is now a viable business opportunity for both debut and established authors. With a panel of expert speakers, this dynamic and informal seminar will reveal how you can make self-publishing work for you.

We'll be covering the business, production and marketing aspects of self-publishing in jargon-free depth, and aim to leave you with invaluable nuggets of actionable wisdom that will set you apart of the competition when releasing your next book.

We'll also cover all the common mistakes independent authors tend to make in the early stages of their career, to give you a head start in bringing your book to life and selling it to the right audience.

***EARLY BIRD PRICE UNTIL AUGUST 1ST ONLY***

Note: VAT, lunch and refreshments are included in the price of the tickets.


WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?

The event will cater for anyone interested in self-publishing. It’ll be perfect for you if:

  • You’ve written, or are currently working on, your first book, and are curious about self-publishing, and whether it’s the right choice to make.

  • You have already been published, but would like to give self-publishing a try and learn more about the processes and costs involved.

  • You’re an indie author looking to take your career to the next level and learn advanced book marketing techniques.

Note: if you've already attended self-publishing events or conferences and the past and felt they were too basic, we promise we'll learn some new stuff in this one.


AGENDA

0930-1000 Coffee, Cake & Chat

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1000-1010 Introduction – Nicola May – Award-winning indie author

1010-1100 The Mathematics of Publishing – Scott Pack – Associate Editor, Unbound

How many copies does a book need to sell to become a bestseller and how much money does the author make? Can anyone make a living from 99p ebooks? Publisher, writer and former bookseller, Scott Pack, delves into the hidden facts and figures behind the publishing industry, revealing some startling trade secrets in the process.

1100-1215 From First Draft to Published Book: The Nuts and Bolts for Getting Your Manuscript Ready – Ricardo Fayet and Andrew Lowe

How do you turn your first draft into a published book that stands a chance to sell? Reedsy co-founder Ricardo Fayet and freelance editor Andrew Lowe will run you through all the steps of a book’s production process, from the first stages of editing to the final formatting and distribution.

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1215-1300 Lunch

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1300-1345 How to Make your Book look the Biz – Rachel Lawston – Freelance book cover designer

With millions of books for readers to choose from, your first “sales pitch” is the cover. If it is not striking enough to draw attention, it will be passed over for something more interesting on either side. Rachel will expertly guide you on how to produce a cover with a punch.

1345-1430 Be Heard and Found: The Importance of Blurb and Metadata – Iain Millar – Co-founder, Canelo

A good blurb is on par with a good cover image and both need to stand out. Together with your retailer keywords and categories, they also help your book get discovered. In this session, you’ll learn tips and tricks to write the perfect blurb and optimize your metadata straight from Iain Millar, co-founder and Managing Director of one of the UK’s most innovative publishers, Canelo.

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1430-1445 Comfort Break

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1445-1530 Busting All the Myths You’ve Heard About Book Promotion – Ricardo Fayet and Nicola May

Book promotion is a burden all authors have to bear nowadays. It is what you should focus on once your book has been published. And sadly, there is little you can hope for until you already have at least 2 or 3 books out there.

While you’ll probably have heard all these sentences before, they’re all wrong! In this session, Reedsy’s Ricardo Fayet and indie author Nicola May will tell you why.

1530-1630 Open Q&A Panel Session - ALL SPEAKERS

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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Nicola May – Award Winning Indie Author

Nicola is an Amazon-bestselling, award-winning author of “chick lit with a kick”, who started self-publishing back in 2013.

Scott Pack – Associate Editor, Unbound

Before joining Unbound, Scott worked as Publisher at HarperCollins and Gallic Books. He also joined Oxford Brooks University as Associate Lecturer.

Ricardo Fayet – Co-founder, Reedsy

Ricardo Fayet is a co-founder of Reedsy, a global network that connects authors and publishers with top editorial, design, marketing and ghostwriting talent.

Iain Millar – Co-founder, Canelo

Iain is Co-founder and Managing Director of Canelo, an ambitious digital-only publisher specialising in commercial fiction ebooks.

Rachel Lawston – Freelance Cover Designer

Rachel is an experienced publishing designer who has worked on books by amazing authors like Terry Pratchett, John Boyne and Malorie Blackman.

Andrew Lowe – Freelance Book Editor

Andrew is sharp-eyed but friendly copy editor with over fifteen years' editorial experience working with various publishers and genres.

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