Sat 7th September 2024, 10:00 am - 13.00pm   North Shields Library, Northumberland Square, North Shields NE30 1QU

Self-publishing will play an increasing role in the future. The big publishing houses are keeping an eye on self-published books, and if sales are going well, they will most likely offer the author a contract. Therefore, I believe that self-publishing will become the new way of breaking into traditional publishing. ––Emelie Schepp (Sweden’s top self-published author)

Think self-publishing is a recent phenomenon? Then think again – from Thackeray (Vanity Fair) to Dickens (A Christmas Carol), a host of authors have successfully self-published their works over the years. And with digital technology available to all, putting your masterpiece in front of an audience has never been easier. From hardcopy editions to e-books – why not give it a try?

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.
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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!

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