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Inpress Festival of Publishing 2020 - January 24th, London


Location: Canada Water Theatre
Date: 24th January 2020
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm


The Inpress Festival of Publishing is a celebration of all things creative, with a practical twist. It is a showcase of the inventiveness, innovation, diversity and agility of independent publishers, and all those working in our industry.
Designed as a networking and sharing of ideas event, this year's Inpress Festival of Publishing focuses on how to be noticed and sell your story through branding, social media, publishing and PR to achieve those all important book sales. It is a day of presentations and panel events featuring a mix of experts ready to share their experiences and discoveries. It is a chance to inspire and be inspired in a supportive and creative environment.
Full programme below: 

9.30 – 10.00        Registration

10.00 – 10.10      Welcome

10.10 – 10.30      Keynote speech – "Fortune Favours the Indies" Sam Missingham, Lounge Books

10.30 – 11.15      Independent Publisher Panel

Publishers Stefan Tobler of And Other Stories, Jane Commane of Nine Arches Press, Reni K Amayo and Mariam Jimoh of Onwe Press and Crystal Mahey-Morgan of OWN IT! reveal the secrets of their success.  These entrepreneurial panellists will share their alternative approaches to publishing and how staying true to their vision and ideals and seeking out untapped markets has had a positive impact on their business. 

Chair: Sophie O’Neill, Inpress 

11.15 – 11.45      Coffee

11.45 – 12.15      The art of jacket design and getting it right!  Bloomsbury Publishing’s Award winning Assistant Art Director, Greg Heinimann gives practical insight to the art of good design.

12.15 – 13.00        Independent Bookseller Panel

How best to market your books to the independent book trade and how these booksellers get the books into the hands of readers. Sam Fisher of Burley Fisher, Cathy Slater of Dulwich Books and Jo Heygate of Pages of Hackney discuss how to work effectively with them and what they need to ensure the books on their shelves leave in the hands of readers.

Chair: Rebecca Robinson, Inpress

13.00 – 14.30           Lunch

14.30 – 15.00           Workshop leader introductions Haydn Corrodus - Digital Culture Network, Georgina Moore - Midas PR

15.15 – 16.00           Breakout sessions: 

1. Social Media Marketing Q&A – Haydn Corrodus, Digital Culture Network

2. Creating the perfect publicity campaign – Georgina Moore, Midas PR

16.00 – 16.30          Closing remarks.

There is plenty of time set aside for networking and discussion, this is an event designed to celebrate the knowledge we have as an industry, questions, talking, introductions and discussion are positively encouraged!