Date: 24th January 2020
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Tickets available here.
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. Miranda Peake of Chener Books, 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
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.