The publishing world is changing....
There has never been a more exciting time to publish, but equally, the competition and the challenges have never been greater.
The Self Publishing Summit will explore the contemporary methods of giving a voice to your story. We will be looking at traditional publishing, self publishing, literary agents, distribution, printers, marketing, sales, author-expectations and more. We want this day to be a celebration of writing, sharing advice and insight from key industry figures and established authors with those just beginning their publishing journey.
As publishers and literary agents look for ways to increase profits, authors are beginning to view the publishing industry as a business and themselves as consumers. Rather than being driven by desire and sentimentality, 21st century writers are savvy and sales-focused. While they still want the guidance of an agent and the editorial support of a traditional publisher, they also want creative and pro-active marketing; vibrant publicity through social media; dynamic book covers; higher royalites and above all, more control throughout the entire publishing process.
At The Self Publishing Summit we want to put authors first. We believe that all publishing is self publishing; ultimately it’s about an author sitting down to write a story that’s personal to them in order to share it with the world. We write because we believe passionately that we have something to say. The author will always be at the heart of publishing; the difference is simply how you go about communicating your story with the wider reading public.
So if you’re thinking about writing a book, if you’re wondering how to get a literary agent or whether or not to self publish your manuscript, or if you know you need marketing support but don’t know where to start, join us at The Self Publishing Summit 2012.
"It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write." Sinclair Lewis, American Novelist.
Pitch your book idea to the experts at the Self Publishing Summit in only the number of words you can fit on the back of a business card.