More information: http://www.portsmouthbookfest.co.uk/
Submitted by Christine Hammacott on January 8, 2019
Portsmouth BookFest Publishing Weekend
Following the success of the 2018 Publishing Weekend, BookFest once again presents a weekend of talks for writers looking to take the next step. Whether you are hoping to get your work published through the traditional route or via self-publishing, the Publishing Weekend will equip you with the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions.
The event is held at University of Portsmouth 2nd-3rd March.
Cost: £30 per day- includes lunch each day. Special offer: whole weekend ticket £50.
Writing and Publishing Weekend Programme
10.15am Graphic design consultant Christine Hammacott – Your book as a product mindset
11.30am Professional editor Helen Garvey – Editing
12.30pm Agent, Laura Williams: Getting an agent
1.30pm Lunch and networking
2.30pm Author panel self-publishing authors discuss their decisions – led by Debbie Young, Alliance Independent Authors
3.30pm Self-Publishing with IngramSpark
10:15am Author Susie Wilde: Researching your book
11:30am Unbound – The crowdfunding option
12.30pm Author Wendy Metcalfe – Dealing with rejection
1.20pm Lunch and networking
2.20pm Scott Pack – Masterclass: Perfecting your submission
4.20pm Questions and feedback
As one of the organisers of this event, I was pleased to have the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Library Services so enthusiastic about making it a success. The 2018 event was put together quickly but was incredibly well received by participants. We have an excellent line up of speakers from all aspects of publishing.