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an afternoon with the author school


in conversation with helen matthews, phoebe morgan & katharine johnson


Address: IOD, 116 Pall Mall, St Jame's, London SW17 5ED

Date: 20th May 2019

Time: An afternoon with The Author School 4.30-6.30 £18

In Conversation 7-9pm £8 with a signed book

Want to join us for both? £20 (best price!)

Registration starts from 4pm for An afternoon with The Author School.  If you arrive early please give us time to set up.


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.

In the UK, a book is published every 20 minutes. A new book is no longer newsworthy. So how do you stand out from the crowd? How do you build a buzz for your book? How should you be using social media as an author? How do you take an amazing #Bookstagram picture of your book? How do you reach the bestseller slot on Amazon? What works best: blogging or tweeting? When should you start working on promoting your book and where?

Finally, what can you do be doing, right now, as authors to help yourself? 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.

Doors open from 6.45pm for In Conversation

Time: 7-9pm

£8 (includes a signed book from the author)

 This is an incredible opportunity to hear from bestselling authors about their author journey, trends in the crime, thriller, psychology, mystery and suspense genres, and the wider publishing industry, and to ask questions and find out more about them, their books and their author careers!

   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.