Self Publishing Workshop: Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, Adrian White & Helen Carr Saturday 9th February 2019: 1.30pm– 5.00 pm Ballinamore Library. Cost: Free to members of Creative Frame
In the last few years, print and digital self-publishing and the rise of social media have changed the face of publishing forever. Every aspiring author now holds the reins when it comes to his or her own published future; gone are the days of waiting on someone else’s “Yes” for your writing career to begin. That’s the good news. The bad news is that as self-publishing continues to grow easier, quicker and cheaper, this new, level playing field has become a noisy battleground where millions of books fight for readers’ attention.
To explore some of these issues, we are delighted to have invited a panel of professional s in this area. The format for the day will include a panel discussion followed by a Q & A session. We’ll cover why you should consider self publishing and the key points you need to think about before you decide to. The panel will discuss amongst many aspects what makes a successful self published book, what platforms and methods are available, editing, book covers/ISBN, whether bookshops are an option and how do you go about marketing your product and the difference between digital and print distribution. Chairing the panel will be Vanessa Fox Loughlin with Adrian White and Helen Carr.
Who should attend?
This informal and informative session is aimed at new and emerging writers, as well as established traditionally published authors who want to explore new avenues.
About the Panel Members
Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin is Ireland’s leading literary scout, runs The Inkwell Group Publishing Consultancy and is the founder of Writing.ie. She is also the founder of the Murder One International Crime Writing Festival and Chair of Irish PEN. She has assisted many award winning and best selling authors to publication and has a 360 degree overview and understanding of the publishing industry. Vanessa conceived and developed the National Emerging Writer Programme for Dublin City of Literature, and was the lead consultant and presenter for WritersWebTV . Vanessa the Irish and Eurozone Adviser to The Alliance of Independent Authors.
Vanessa has been writing fiction since her husband set sail across the Atlantic for eight weeks and she had an idea for a book. She is represented by Simon Trewin at WME and writes crime as Sam Blake. The first of her Cat Connolly thriller trilogy LITTLE BONES was published in May 2016 and hit the bestseller list, spending 8 weeks in the Top 10 with 4 weeks at No. 1. IN DEEP WATER, book 2 of the trilogy came out in April 2017 and book 3 NO TURNING BACK hit the bestseller list in May 2018. The trilogy is available in audio.
Adrian White worked as a bookseller in the UK for Blackwell’s, WH Smith and Dillons. He moved to Ireland in 1990 as the Book Manager of Eason’s in Galway, transferred to Eason’s head office to become a Book Buyer, and rose to become Head of Buying and Marketing for Books. From 2007-2015, he worked for Dubray Books as Head of Business Development.
Adrian’s first two novels, An Accident Waiting to Happen and Where the Rain Gets In were published in print by Penguin Books. His third novel, Dancing to the End of Love was published by Black & White Publishing. Taking back the rights and self-publishing his first two novels, An Accident Waiting to Happen charted in the Top 10 of Literary Fiction on Amazon UK. To coincide with the publication of Dancing to the End of Love, Adrian reprinted copies of his first two books.
Adrian currently edits the Writing.ie website. He works as a consultant for the Inkwell Writing Group, focusing on self-publishing and marketing. He also produces book reports and critical appraisals of writers’ work.
Helen Carr is a Senior Editor at The O’Brien Press. She edits a broad range of bestselling fiction and non-fiction for adults, young adults and children.
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