Self publish and be damned? A panel discussion

I thought some of Group might be interested to come along to this at The Wantage Betjeman Literary Festival.

Self publish and be damned? A panel discussion

Friday, October 30, Wildwood Kitchen, 7.30pm: Is self-published still a dirty word or the sign of a new breed of author – the autonomous entrepreneur writer? And is traditional publishing no longer still the thing to aim for?

With the publishing industry rapidly changing and opportunities to self-publish now available to new and established authors alike, what is the future of publishing? We’re delighted to have a panel of experts to debate the issue and talk about the latest innovations in publishing and how they see it’s future. This event is a must for any new or established author!

Our panel is chaired by Culture Minister and Wantage MP Ed Vaizey.

The panel includes

Norah Perkins

Cherry Mosteshar

A J Grainger

Eliza Graham

After a 50 minute discussion, there will be an interval for a spot of networking followed by a chance for members of the audience to pitch their idea/book directly to the panel for feedback (5 minutes maximum per pitch including feedback). We will have approximately eight slots available for people to publicly pitch, so book your ticket fast to guarantee your place! Please email with your booking confirmation number to request a pitch slot. First come, first served!

Friday, October 30. 7.30pm. Wildwood Kitchen Cinema, Wantage. Tickets: £6

We regret there is no wheelchair access for this event.

Click here to book online via Tickets Oxford.

Online booking sales close on October 22.

As a special bonus:

Anyone buying a ticket to the event who is also a self-published author* there is the option to bring a selection of their books to the event and the literary festival will undertake to have them on sale to the general public (on a manned table) at the Beacon, Wantage over the rest of the weekend – and the weekend includes one of the festival’s headliner events too; Fay Weldon, speaking on Sunday afternoon. There are also a host of other events and talks to draw great footfall past their books, so what a fantastic way to put the indie author under the general public’s nose, and with the endorsement of a literary festival!

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