The face of publishing is changing. Digital print, print on demand, digital books and new online services are making it easier than ever to print and publish a book with or without the support of a big publisher or any publisher at all.
BUT, printing a book is just one part of the publishing process and many self-published authors simply don’t know where to start when it comes to getting into print.
They often waste money on services they don’t need or just aren’t appropriate for them. Or they make bad decisions simply because they don’t have basic information.
I found that frustrating and I still do. On the one hand, technology is opening up the potential to see your work in print despite the sometimes overwhelming barriers that the commercial industry puts up and yet, people’s efforts are being undermined by basic problems that could be surmounted by just a little knowledge.
I discussed the idea for a conference that would tackle these problems and offer a ONE STOP solution for authors with Vanessa O’Loughlin of Inkwell Writers Courses. Vanessa was taken with the idea and full of suggestions and energy. So together we worked out a schedule, gathered experts in the areas we felt had to be addressed and created THE ONE STOP SELF PUBLISHING CONFERENCE.
The One Stop Self Publishing Conference will solve dozens of problems for anyone who attends. We will tackle every step along the self publishing road, from editorial to PR. Speakers and panellists will include industry experts who have worked as professional writers and in the book publishing industry as editors, designers and commissioning editors. The Conference will also feature keynote speeches from authors who have self published with great success.
In short, The One Stop Self Publishing Conference will arm any writer with the tools and know-how to self publish properly and successfully.
Read about our sessions here and our speakers here
The first 50 participants to register can avail of the Early Bird Discount saving a full €30
Eoin Purcell is the founder of Green Lamp Media and editor of Irish Publishing News. He has previously worked as Commissioning Editor for Mercier Press and Publishing Manager for Nonsuch Ireland (now The History Press Ireland).
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