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I'm very excited to announce the first two Lounge Events.

- How to Make an Audiobook is a practical workshop for authors wanting to understand how to make an audiobook and what the opportunities are. The workshop leader is Jo Forshaw, former head of audio at HarperCollins, with 10+ years experience of making audiobooks for the world's leading authors. 27th January, London.

- How to Get Published is a masterclass for authors starting out. Industry insiders will explain the publishing landscape and equip authors for success. The masterclass leader is Jon Reed of Publishing Talk, an educational website that helps authors write, publish and market books. It features advice from bestselling authors and industry experts, and has over 340,000 Twitter followers. 24th February, London.

Expect more Lounge Events imminently. If you have thoughts on particular areas of publishing you'd like me to run a workshop in, then let me know in the comments box below, or contact me here.

How To Make An Audiobook. 27th January, London.

Join Sam Missingham and Jo Forshaw on the 27th January and learn everything you'll need to make your audiobook. We'll take you step-by-step through the process and give you plenty of time to ask questions.

Jo is an expert in audio publishing with 20 years experience from corporate to start up, retail to publisher and agent. Before leaving this Spring to set up as consultant, she headed up the audio publishing list at HarperCollins, the UK's leading publisher of audiobooks.


What you can expect from the workshop

  • Where to start & what's involved in making your audiobook

  • What do you need to do before you upload your audiobook

  • Landscape of retailers - who to work with & what are the deals?

  • What is the commercial opportunity?

  • How to market audio

  • Open Q&A with 3 audiobook experts

Early bird rate £85 ends on

5th January 2018

How To Get Published. 24th February, London

Join Jon Reed and Sam Missingham of Publishing Talk and Lounge Books for the How to Get Published masterclass - an essential day for authors starting out. 

Let industry insiders explain the publishing landscape, talk you through the options and equip you for success. At the end of the day hear from four successful authors and their various routes to publication.

What you can expect from the masterclass

  • How to write a bestseller

  • How does traditional publishing work?

  • How do you get an agent?

  • What are editors looking for?

  • Alternatives to traditional publishing

  • Self-publishing - what are the options?

  • Other publishing routes

  • How can authors equip themselves for success?

  • Author success stories

  • Q&A session with the authors

Confirmed speakers: Sharmaine Lovegrove, Publisher, Dialogue Books, Little Brown. Keshini Naidoo, Associate Publisher, Bookouture. Anna Lewis, Completely Novel, Lindsey Mooney, Kobo, Authors Liz Fenwick and Mark Edwards.

Early bird rate is £85

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