Author Day 2015 - FAQS

These are answers to some of the most frequently-asked questions about our Author Day which is taking place on Monday 30th November 2015 at 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB.  Doors open 9am.

How much does Author day Cost?

Where do I book tickets?

How much does Author Day cost?

Who is speaking at Author Day?

Where will Author Day take place?

Do Author Day tickets get me access to FutureBook and the other events in FutureBook Week?

Who qualifies for a pitching session?

Do I need to be a Bookseller subscriber to attend Author Day?

What is the process for my pitch submission?

Do I need a completed manuscript in order to pitch?

Will I be getting feedback on the day, or post-event?

What happens after I pitch at Author Day?

Am I entitled to a refund?

 

What is Author Day?
Author Day is an issues-oriented conference that welcomes independently and traditionally published authors, and those that work with them. Now is the time for authors, publishers and the book trade to come together, share ideas and move from discussion to action. At a time of unprecedented change and promise for authors, our emphasis is on exploring potentially divisive issues— with a goal of common understanding.
Led by a carefully selected roster of talented, skilled, well-placed speakers, Author Day is an exploration and a frank exchange on the challenges facing authors and the publishing industry. Throughout Author Day, delegates can attend open-submission meetings with editors from Pan Macmillan and HarperCollins, and with agents from Peters, Fraser & Dunlop (PFD).

Key findings from the day will be presented at the FutureBook Conference on Friday 4th December, with messages from the day’s proceedings delivered to the largest digital publishing conference in Europe.

See the full programme or get more information on Author Day.

 

How much does Author Day cost?
Visit our prices page for full details 

Writers and Charities: £115 per person
Publishers, Agents and Editors:  £225 per person.

Please email blake.brooks@thebookseller.com with any pricing queries

 

Where do I need to book for Author Day?
Book online via our booking page. You can book for yourself, or on behalf of another person. 

 

Who is speaking at Author Day?
You can see the full Author Day programme here

 

Where will Author Day take place?
Author Day will take place in the State Rooms at 30 Euston Square. View on map. For trains, tube, driving, bus, accessibility and other travel information see the venue's own website.

 

Do Author Day tickets get me access to FutureBook and the other events in FutureBook Week?

An Author Day ticket only entitles you to entrance to the Author Day Conference. However, your Author Day ticket entitles you to a discount on FutureBook 2015. For more information please email Sophia.blackwell@thebookseller.com

 

Who qualifies for a pitching session?
Pitching sessions are open to published, unpublished and self-published authors.  All ticket holders will be able to book a 10-minute pitching session. 

These will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and once the slots are gone it will not be possible to accommodate additional pitches.

You are welcome to pitch your novel and ask for feedback within your ten-minute slot. Throughout the rest of the conference we ask for respect and understanding for the speakers who will be discussing issues that affect authors and the publishing community more widely.

 

Do I need to be a Bookseller subscriber to attend Author Day?
No, the Author Day and the pitches are open to all. If you are interested in subscription information please email Sophia.blackwell@thebookseller.com for subscription queries.

 

What is the process for my pitch submission?
If you are given a 10-minute slot to pitch, please bring your supporting materials along with you on the day. You can bring a manuscript, synopsis, treatment, and any other materials along you would like. There are cloakrooms at the venue, so you won’t have to carry these around all day.

Please note any materials sent to The Bookseller or any of our affiliate companies for the pitching session will be disregarded. The only materials we will accept will be on the day. 



Do I need a completed manuscript in order to pitch?
You don’t need a full manuscript to pitch, however we do recommend a minimum of three full chapters, edited and proofread. 



Will I be getting feedback on the day, or post-event?
The pitches will be a two-way discussion where you will be proposing your idea and the person you are pitching to discuss, and may take away any materials you propose. However they are under no obligation to do so.



What happens after I pitch at Author Day?
The Bookseller offers no guarantee that any of the books pitched at Author Day will be taken further by our guest publishers or agents or that any material will be taken away at the end of Author Day.



Am I entitled to a refund?
Please see our terms and conditions for detailed booking refund information, and email blake.brooks@thebookseller.com if you have any queries.

 

For further event enquiries please email blake.brooks@thebookseller.com