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Members’ Social: Is Self-Publishing For You?
31 March @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
So you’ve written a book.
Do you spend the next few months (or even years!) searching for an agent, or do you publish it yourself?
Technology has made it easier than ever for writers to share their work with the world. But is it really as easy as it looks? And is self-publishing the right path for you?
To help you decide, author and blogger Kristina Adams joins us to share the truth about self-publishing.
Is it really the easy path?
Do you earn more or less money than when you publish traditionally?
How long does it take?
Find out the answers to all these questions and more in this exclusive talk.
For the second half of the evening, Kristina will be joined by Sarah Hindmarsh, Aidan Parr, and Gareth Baker for a panel discussion on self-publishing.
Doors open 7pm. Entry is free for members and £3 on the door for non-members.
There will be food and drinks but you can also BYOB.
There will also be the opportunity to get to know your fellow (and future) members before and after the discussion.
Kristina Adams is the author of three books: What Happens in New York, What Happens in London, and Productivity for Writers. Her blog, The Writer’s Cookbook, attracts thousands of writers each month looking for inspiration on every step of the writing process. She has a degree in creative writing from Nottingham Trent University, and a day job as a content marketer. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing, reading, or baking.
Sarah Hindmarsh is a private tutor by trade, and a writer in most of her spare time. She has self-published the award-winning Animal Adventures series for six to nine year olds and the ever-popular 1001 Writing Prompts series. She also has a growing collection of short stories and poetry published in various literary journals, magazines, and anthologies.
Aidan Parr has enjoyed writing since he was a small child, but life got in the way until early 2017, when he decided he wanted to have a proper go at it. He’s since had two short stories, poetry, a sonnet and some haiku published in ‘Bright Sparks’ and ‘Straight from the Heart’. He has his first novel out in 2018 and he’s just self-published his Mum’s book of poetry, Life, Nature and The Spirit’ He mainly works with students with autism in the university sector but has worked as a researcher and a co-author of several parliamentary reports about assistive technology. Aidan also blogs as ‘ablokedyslexic’.