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an afternoon with the author school

 

Address: The Library, 112 St Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4BD

Date: 21st January 2019 

Time: 1.30-5pm

Registration starts from 1pm.  If you arrive early please give us time to set up by waiting in the foyer downstairs. The first class will begin at 1.30pm.

 

New year, new start! Join Helen and Abiola for an unrivalled, fun and informative day that is 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. You'll make friends (fellow authors!) for life, contacts that you can call upon for years, and pick up tips and ideas that you can start using immediately. We founded The Author School in 2015 to provide balanced, unbiased, honest, practical advice to authors in a confusing world of mixed messages. We've been working in publishing for many years from different perspectives and have made lots of lovely contacts over these years. We invite our trusted friends and colleagues to join us on these special day-long events to share their knowledge with you. Investing less than £20 into your author career, and taking just one day out of your week to focus fully on your writing, will produce amazing results!

 

Registration

1-1.30pm

 

1.30-2.30pm

INTRODUCTION TO THE AUTHOR SCHOOL

Speaker: Helen Lewis and Abiola Bello

We will be telling you about The Author School, Hashtag Press and the publishing options available to you – from pure self-publishing to traditional publishing and everything in between! Know your options so you can make the right decision for yourself! 

2:30-2:45pm

 Break to freshen up! Bookshop will be open if you want to buy any Hashtag Press books

 

Class 1

2:45-3:45pm

HOW TO MAKE PR AND MARKETING WORK HARDER FOR YOU AND YOUR BOOK

Speaker: Helen Lewis, Director of Literally PR Ltd

 How to make PR & Marketing work harder for you & your book: from social media to online marketing, press campaigns to newsletters, we explain what works and what doesn’t, and what you need to be thinking about and when. You’ll leave with a personalised plan of at least 10 items ‘to do’ that you know how to put into action

3.45-4pm

 Break to freshen up! Bookshop will be open if you want to buy any Hashtag Press books

 

Class 2

4-4.45

new class: #bookstagram

Guest Speaker: Kristina Mihaylova aka The Pink Bibliophile

#Bookstagram is an thriving and fast growing book community on Instagram showcasing books in beautiful pictures. Kristina has a popular #Bookstagram account and she will be teaching the skills to showcase your books (in the best light) and create an amazing social media platform! A perfect class for authors/bloggers

 

class 3 

4.45-5.30 pm

How to...

Speakers: Helen Lewis and Abiola Bello

We’ll guide you through a series of ‘how to’ exercises including:

How to write an Advance Information Sheet (for the trade and the changes you have to make for the press)

How to write a blurb for your book

How to write a cover letter to a literary agent

And you’ll take away examples that you can work on at home

 

End of the day!

5.30pm

ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END!

Book your 121 with us as a follow-up – you’ll get two hours of consultancy with Abiola and Helen to answer any questions you have down the line. This can be done on Skype or in person in Kent/London. More info: http://www.theauthorschool.com/one-to-one-with-the-author-school/

 

 

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