Join WriteMentor’s self-publishing weekend to hear from successfully self-published authors and publishing professionals to inspire your own writing career and consider this alternative route to get your novel in readers’ hands.
Introduction to self-publishing (7pm-7.30am)
Budgeting and timelines talk (7.30pm-8.30pm)
Talk led by author Stuart White, whose self-published children’s novel, Ghosts of Mars, has been described as “perfectly paced, hugely imaginative and wildly exciting” by AF Steadman, author of ‘Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year’ Skandar and the Unicorn Thief. Stuart has also featured in The Bookseller sharing his experience of self-publishing.
In conversation with bestselling self-published author Karen Inglis (1pm-2pm)
Karen Inglis is a best-selling self-published children’s author with over 450,000 print sales across her titles, over 11,000 audiobook sales and around 25,000 paid eBook sales. As well as her children’s books, Karen has penned a guide to self-publishing and marketing children’s books, and a blog about her self-publishing adventures.
Entering awards as a self-published author (pre-recorded so available all weekend)
Talk by self-published author from Sally Doherty, whose middle grade debut Toby and the Silver Blood Witches won The Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award and The Write Blend Awards, and was shortlisted for The Selfies Book Awards and The Rubery Prize.
Marketing and advertising talk (10am-11am)
Talk led by Stuart White and Florianne Humphrey on how to successfully market your self-published book. Florianne is a children’s author who manages WriteMentor’s marketing strategy and works freelance for clients such as International Women’s Day.
Self-publishing a Picture Book workshop (2-4pm)
Workshop led by writer/illustrator duo Lucy Reynolds and Jenna Herman who run their own picture book publishing company, Doodles & Scribbles.
NB: Times are tough, so we have provided a concession option for those struggling financially to attend at a reduced rate. However, we ask that if you can afford it, you opt for the full price option.
We have a limited number of free places available to writers from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in publishing.
To apply for one of these, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered.