‘Last year’s Conference was absolutely packed, despite inclement weather leading up to the event,’ observes Sarah Taylor, Editor of The Self Publishing Magazine. ‘Feedback from the delegates was so positive that the Conference was established as an annual event. This one is going to be bigger, better and have a wider range of sessions.’
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 annual 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, the Conference offers multiple sessions on a wide variety of topics, allowing delegates to pick and choose the talks and workshops most relevant to their self-publishing project. Topics include:
... choose a self-publishing services provider
... write a successful press release
... promote your book to online bookshops
... successfully e-publish and e-market
... design a striking cover (includes a ‘cover clinic’)
There is also a dedicated children’s strand at this year’s Conference, making it the perfect place for any author self-publishing a children’s book. Delegates can learn how to...
... edit a children’s book
... work with a children’s book illustrator
... structure a children’s book
The Conference’s Keynote Speaker is Alysoun Owen, editor of the Writers’ & Artists’
The Self-Publishing Conference offers sessions designed to bring new insights into self-publishing, while giving authors the chance to meet with other self-publishers and specialists in the field.
Conference dates and registration
The Conference takes place on Sunday March 30, 2014, 8.45am-4.30pm, at Stamford Conference Centre, University of Leicester. Registration is £55.00 per person. This includes a delegate’s pack, morning coffee, buffet lunch, afternoon tea and a choice from more than twenty sessions on different aspects of self-publishing.
Praise for last year’s event
“Thanks to all at Matador for a fantastic day. Feeling inspired after #SPConf2013!”
“Thank you for a well-organised, well-run conference. Really useful info for my study & a lovely venue!”
“The organising of the conference was exquisite… All of the sessions were tabled by experts in the field... A thoroughly enjoyable day that gave me what I required.”
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