I’m looking forward to being on a panel on Thursday 22nd November at the Free Word Centre. The title of the talk is ‘Going Indie – The Writer in The Digital Age.’ Here is what the organisers, The Literary Consultancy, have to say about it:
Smaller independent publishers are enjoying a renaissance in the internet age. For writers they can offer the kind of personal attention and access to digital services that may be hard to find in the mainstream. At what point, therefore, might a writer approach small presses rather than a large publisher? What, if any, is the role of the agent in this changing world? Can it be financially viable for a writer to be published by an indie press? And – most importantly of all – who can we trust (small press or large conglomerate) to ensure that the best quality writing finds the audience it deserves?
Join Rebecca Swift, Director of TLC to consider these questions with a highly qualified panel:
- Shelley Weiner whose new novel The Audacious Mendacity of Lily Green is published by the go-ahead indie, Caffeine Nights
- Darren Laws, head of Caffeine Nights
- Rachel Ogden, Director of Inpress, an organisation that seeks to ensure that small presses do not get lost in the marketplace
- Justine Solomons, whose member organisation, Byte the Book, helps inform writers about how digital publishing really works.
6.30pm – 8pm
Tickets: £10 (Glass of wine included)