Publishing Today: Everything Writers Need to Know

Should you self-publish or pursue traditional publishing routes? Do you know what Hybrid publishing is? What are publishers really looking for? An introduction to the four main types of publishing, their processes, how commissioning works, and what writers need to know to best prepare for publication. Hear from experienced publishers and industry insiders to help develop your current or future relationship with the publishing industry.

With Clare Christian (MD, RedDoor Publishing), Candida Lacey (Publishing Director, Myriad) and Anna Burtt (Freelance Publishing Consultant).

Anna Burtt
is Social Media Manager for Myriad Editions. She also commissions and works as Publishing Co-ordinator for hybrid publisher, RedDoor Publishing. Her experience of independent publishing is wide and varied, including foreign rights, editorial, design and marketing. She is the founder of the West Hill Writing Group in Brighton, where she facilities community creative writing classes. She’s been a guest tutor at West Dean College, Chichester and speaks about routes to publication at events across Sussex. She co-hosts Brighton’s Bookish Supper Salon.

Clare Christian is Managing Director of RedDoor Publishing. She is a highly experienced publisher and past winner of the UK Young Publisher of the Year award. She worked for number of the larger publishing houses including Hodder, Orion, John Wiley and Pearson before co-founding The Friday Project in 2005 where she published a number of brilliant books including In Search of Adam and bestselling non-fiction Blood, Sweat and Tea and Confessions of a GP. TFP was sold to HarperCollins in 2008 and Clare stayed on until 2009 before leaving to offer publishing consultancy services under the banner of The Book Guru. She launched RedDoor in 2014.

Candida Lacey is Publishing Director of Myriad Editions. She worked as a commissioning editor at Routledge, Pandora Press, HarperCollins and Jonathan Cape before joining Myriad where she launched a new publishing programme designed to showcase emerging authors. Now an imprint of New internationalist Publications, Myriad publishes award-winning fiction, narrative and feminist nonfiction, and graphic novels, and organises two regular competitions designed to uncover new talent: First Drafts and the First Graphic Novel Competition.

Location: 9 Jew Street, Brighton BN1 1UT, UK


30 March 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

£8 / £6 (concessions and NWS Friends)

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