The London Book Fair's day-long Writer’s Summit will return for a second year, featuring the author duo behind Slay in your Lane and writer Daisy Buchanan.
Aimed at helping "budding, beginner and hybrid authors to make informed decisions, and develop successful writing careers", this year's event takes place at London’s South Bank on 1st December and will see Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené (pictured), the authors of Slay in your Lane (4th Estate), headlining along with Buchanan, writer of How To Be a Grown-up (Headline).
Writer Lauren Bravo will also attend, discussing details of her recently published exploration of pop and feminism, What Would the Spice Girls Do? (Bantam Press), as well as Imogen Edwards-Jones of the Hotel Babylon series (Corgi) and Esther Harris of the Book Collective, an organisation which supports the author's journey from manuscript to marketing. Freelance publisher and consultant Spackman, who currently coaches under the brand 'The Book Pitch Doctor’, will act as chairman for the event.
The summit also sees the return of the Pitch Slam sessions in which delegates can pitch their work to literary agents from AM Heath, Curtis Brown, DKW Agency, Blake Friedmann, Madeleine Milburn and the Eve White Agency.
"Boasting an insightful and comprehensive programme, the Writer’s Summit will provide insight, ideas and practical advice on the many opportunities that now abound for self-published authors,” organisers said. "Covering social media, marketing, rights and contracts, market data, sales and retail and more, the conference is a blend of case studies, presentations, unparalleled networking with peers and industry influencers, plus an additional opportunity for one-to-one agent pitches.”
The event was launched last year by LBF and US magazine Writer’s Digest featuring authors Fanny Blake and Lounge Books founder Sam Missingham among others.
Tickets are available through the LBF website, costing from £90, including lunch, refreshments and networking drinks. The event runs from 9am to 6pm at the Coin Street Conference Centre in London.
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