If you are an unpublished writer or considering the path of self-publishing and you live in the UK, then you won't go too far wrong by booking a ticket to the Getpublished Conference 2011 taking place on Saturday 14th May at Tuke Hall, Regents College, London.
The event is billed as 'A Practical, One-Day Masterclass For Writers.'
According to the event information and website (also Facebook page) you will:
- Have decided whether a traditional publisher or self-publishing will work best for your specific book idea
- Have learned vital lessons from successful traditionally published and self-published authors
- Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each of the publishing approaches
- Know exactly what a formal publishing proposal should contain
- Be able to identify the right publishers to approach, and know what you should submit to them
- Understand the likely advances, royalties and rewards achievable, whichever route you decide to take
- Have met professional publishers, editors, designers and typesetters who may help you on your way
The confirmed speaker line up includes:
Jane Streeter - Award winning independent bookseller and President of the UK Booksellers' Association
Andy Cope - Award winning children's author with Puffin
Katie Roden - former Publishing Director at Hodder & Stoughton, now a publishing consultant to many commercial publishers
Andrew Reece & Martin West - Two mainstream publishers and authors who have worked with many of the UK's leading publishing houses
Ed Peppitt - former Publishing Director at Letts Education, now running workshops and seminars on publishing throughout the UK
Imran Akram - CEO of the Brit Writers Awards
Today is the last day to avail of the early bird ticket price - £97 (normal price from May 1st - £149). The event is supported and sponsored by tunelit, Getpublished.tv, Writers Forum Magazine, Write Now! and Book A Poet.
I would though add Getpublished is not doing themselves any favours having a website which is currently down, and I'd suggest as a goodwill gesture they extend the early bird price discount well into next week to help bolster conference attendees. The Getpublished Facebook page boasts just 13 fans and a heavy trawl across the net does not reveal any mass market press release apart from Twitter feeds.
Getting Published In 2011:
A Practical, One-Day Masterclass For Writers
Saturday 14th May 2011
9.30am – 5.30pm:
Tuke Hall, Regents College, London