02 October 2015

Lots was learned at the latest Self-Publishing Experience Day!

Here at Matador we've been running Self-Publishing Experience Days for years – one-day events spent with staff from Matador and the experts that we work with (be it in printing, marketing or writing). Last Wednesday, 23rd September, saw delegates coming to our offices in Kibworth, Leicestershire, where Troubador staff members – including Jennifer Parker, in Production, Becky Millar, in Editorial, Rachel Gregory, in Ebooks, and Sarah Taylor, in Marketing – talked about the various aspects of self-publishing.

We also had three guest speakers; Andy Lowe, author of The Ghost and ALLi watchdog, who spoke about his self-publishing experiences; Writing East Midland's Jacqueline Gabbitas, who talked about writing your book; and Neil Clarke, who drove all the way from printer TJ International in Padstow, Cornwall, to talk about printing options!

Delegates were encouraged to share information about their projects, and participated in activities centred around the talks – Jennifer did a cover design workshop, Becky tested delegates with a copy-edit test, and Sarah prompted authors to think about the unique selling points of their book. The day was a unanimous success; every author went away with a packed goody-bag and lots of information about the various processes involved in self-publishing.

If you'd like to join us for a future Self-Publishing Experience Day, please keep an eye on our website – we have two booked in for 2016 already! Our next Days will be held on 16th March 2016 and 28th September – booking for our March Day will open in the New Year. Keep your eye on the website if you're interested in coming along!


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