We know writing/ publishing a book can be challenging so if you need honest advice and support with your author journey, book a one-to-one with us OR come to an Author School Day. We're here to help you get to the next level!


An afternoon with the author school &

in conversation with helen matthews, phoebe morgan and katharine johnson




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We are the number one place for authors to get honest and practical help with their book journey.

The Author School was founded in 2015 by book publicist and journalist, Helen Lewis and children's/YA author, A. Bello, bringing together decades of experience in the publishing industry. Coincidentally, they both had the same idea for The Author School and came together to make it happen. They are passionate about helping authors, giving them accurate guidance and they genuinely want to see them succeed. This is why our prices are affordable but the quality is exceptional.

At The Author School, you are taught:

1. How to self publish a book successfully if this is the path you decide to go down.

2. Understand your options regarding the more traditional route to publishing.

3. Find out how to get your manuscript into the hands of top literary agents.

4. Learn the secret tips on how to market your book successfully without breaking the bank!

5. Build a strong understanding of how to collaborate, lead and inspire others to create your ideal publishing team.

The Author School is here to help you with your book journey! We will guide you through the process of becoming a published and successful author -  from manuscript to book launch. As well as A. Bello and Helen's guidance, each class has a special guest speaker, to provide additional insight and advice, from literary agents to publishers, editors to bloggers.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a debut writer, The Author School has something for everyone. Join us for the full day and get a huge amount of return on your investment or contact us if you want something more bespoke to your needs.

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I thought it was a fantastic day - certainly more energised and content-rich than anything I’ve seen at LBF seminars so far.
— aNdy Lowe, Editor and Author


JOIN US FOR an afternoon with the author school and in conversation

Join Helen and Abiola for an unrivalled, fun and informative afternoon and evening designed for authors at all stages of their journey. Whether you've not yet written a word, or have had hundreds of books published, you are guaranteed to learn a lot from spending the afternoon with us at The Author School.

An afternoon with The Author School: Social Media Masterclass

Time: 4.30-6.30pm

Price: £18

Address: Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED

This session will be a mix of presentation and interactive tasks run by co-founders of The Author School, Abiola Bello and Helen Lewis, including a Q&A with guest speaker, blogger and bookstagram expert Kristina Mihaylova.

In Conversation with…

Time: 7-9pm

Price: £8 (includes one signed book from one of the following authors on the panel!)

Address: Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED

Helen Matthews, author of Lies Behind The Ruin (Hashtag Press)

Phoebe Morgan, author of The Girl Next Door (HarperCollins)

Katharine Johnson, author of The Silence (Crooked Cat)

Discussion, panel talk, Q&A and readings from the authors of three brilliant books that have made a splash in the world of books... and learn how you can, too! The bar will be open so this is a great opportunity for a relaxed, fun and informative evening for anyone interested in books, writing, reading and publishing.

Or if you want to come to both events it’s £20 including a signed book!

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 pLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS or EXCHANGES. UNFORTUNATELY if you’re unable to attend a class, you will have to purchase a new ticket for the following clasS. sTUDENTS MUST BRING STUDENT ID.

I would definitely recommend it to any aspiring writers and authors
— Sarah Smiles, blogger

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We have a fantastic range of services to help you with your book journey. For a bespoke service or for any queries, please contact either helenlewis@theauthorschool.com or abiolabello@theauthorschool.com

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