A quick and practical post sharing a special offer for anyone interested in attending an event I’m speaking at in March
Never shy of speaking in public, I’m taking a growing number of bookings to speak at public events about writing and publishing.
For anyone wanting to know where I’m likely to pop up next, I’m keeping an updated list available on the new Events page of this website – consider yourself forewarned! The page also serves as a handy note-to-self, to remind me where I’m meant to be when!
Next Stop: Kingston Publishing Conference
My next gig will be at Kingston University, near London, as part of a one-day conference provocatively entitled “Is everyone a publisher now?” This event is being staged by Dr Alison Baverstock, who is course director of the MA in Publishing at Kingston. Alison is a highly regarded and hugely knowledgeable figure in the world of publishing, so little wonder that she’s had no trouble assembling a great line-up for industry experts and commentators (oh, and me!)
Alison has written heaps of great books for authors, publishers and other audiences. You can find out about those and all her other activities on her website here: www.alisonbaverstock.com. She also generously provided an authoritative foreword for my first book for authors, Sell Your Books!, which was published by SilverWood Books in 2012.
Here’s what delegates will gain from this conference:
- An update on the publishing and writing landscape. However long established or recent your writing career, this is information you need to know
- Practical guidance on how to think about preparing your material for publication – what to do and in what order, how much time and money to allocate
- The chance to make key connections and gather a support network that will be highly valuable to you in future – and help you sustain your creative practice
All this in just one day!
Special Discount for my Friends
If you’re interested in attending the event, good news: I can share with you a special discount code that will save you £40 if you book before the end of February. The link below will take you to the booking form, as well as full details of the programme. Just enter the discount code “Partner” at the checkout to claim your discounted rate. (The bad news: it’ll still cost you £90, but hey, it’s a great deal to get all those benefits in a single day, it’s even cheaper than the early-bird discount that was being offered till the end of January, AND you’ll get a free copy of Alison’s book The Naked Author!)
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