Self-publishing books and ebooks has come of age, but for many authors there is considerable confusion and a lack of understanding about what is involved in self-publishing, and how best to go about it.
This new conference offers a unique opportunity to meet and interact with influential individuals and companies working within the self-publishing sector. It is the perfect day out for authors thinking about, or already involved in, self-publishing their work. Whether you are going it alone or using a self-publishing company, this conference offers multiple sessions on a wide variety of topics, allowing you to pick and choose the talks and workshops most relevant to your self-publishing project.
The Conference will offer sessions designed to bring new insights into self-publishing, while giving delegates the chance to meet with other self-publishers and specialists in the field.
As well as session speakers, a number of self-published ‘Author Ambassadors’ will be on hand to discuss their own self-publishing experiences with delegates, including those who have published with assistance from a services supplier and those who have published on their own.
The day is designed to be informal, providing first-hand experience of self-publishing theory and practice, and encouraging discussion and an exchange of views and experience.
We will be interviewing some of the speakers and author ambassadors leading up to the event, this will help delegates know what to expect from the conference and the individual sessions. In the online interviews available so far, Terry Compton offers additional advice about the Cover Clinic session and Sarah Taylor gives an overview of the conference session Work successfully with libraries and bookshops to sell your books. Ian Hunter (from TJ international) also discussed his seminar: Working with a Book Printer and Ben Cameron (Smith Publicity) offers some marketing advice.