Sat 23rd March 2024, 11:00 am - 12.00pm   Morpeth Leisure Centre & Library, Morpeth, NE61 1SR

The good news about self-publishing is you get to do everything yourself. The bad news about self-publishing is you get to do everything yourself – Lori Lesko

Seduction, spacemen and sorority girls: from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ to ‘The Martian’ to ‘Legally Blonde’, self-published books are everywhere. And why not? From hardcopy editions to e-books, putting your work in front of an audience has never been easier.

Sign up to our free & interactive event delivered by BIPC North East’s Intellectual Property Expert, Stephen Hawley. Stephen is an experienced self published author as well as certified by the UK Intellectual Property Office to provide initial information on copyright, design and trademarks.  Click here to book your place. 

Through this informative event, aspiring writers will learn:

  • How to self publish your book
  • Where to publish.
  • How to put your creative works in front of an audience
  • E-publishing and Hard Copy
  • The power of using imagery and creative content, and how to do this well
  • The importance of copyright

We look forward to seeing you there

About Morpeth Book Festival
Meet top national, regional and local authors and poets Mari Hannah • M W Craven • Alistair Moffat • Dan Jackson • Meriel Schindler • Marrisse Whittaker • Phaedra Patrick •  Bridget Gubbins • Colin Youngman• Katrina Porteous • John Challis…and many more talking and reading from their works plus story-telling for children! This is a two day festival to be held on 23 & 24 March 2024

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