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Submitted by Christine Hammacott on January 8, 2019

Portsmouth BookFest Publishing Weekend

by Admin on January 8, 2019 in

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

10am Welcome
10.15am Graphic design consultant Christine Hammacott – Your book as a product mindset
11.15am Tea/coffee
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
4.30pm Close

10am Welcome
10:15am Author Susie Wilde: Researching your book
11:15am Tea/Coffee
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
4.30pm Close

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.

Christine Hammacott