MEMBER EVENT: Want to Get a Book Published?

6:30 pm
7:30 pm

Meet an experienced publisher and book agent: most people feel they have a book in them – and that’s the problem!

Getting a book published is challenging. There is huge demand for the service and people don’t have the time to give feedback to everyone who wants to get published.

In this session, we’ll meet Matthew (see his amazing bio below) who brings deep insight and expertise to our Monday evening.  We intend to have you leave this meeting knowing more about:

  • The publishing industry and how it works
  • What steps you need to go through to get published
  • How NOT to get your fingers burned (there are plenty of companies willing to exploit writers by selling expensive courses you don’t need)
  • What resources are useful and what you should consider paying for a service

About Matthew Smith

Matthew has developed over 3,000 titles, spanning print, digital and audio, in fiction, popular reference, academic, professional and business markets. He has been a bookseller, a highly successful commissioning editor, packager and publishing director, in a career that has spanned international publishing companies including Pearson and Hodder Headline, and leading independents such as Routledge and Kogan Page. Matthew founded and managed independent publisher Urbane Publications, providing a global platform for a significant number of debut authors in both fiction and non-fiction, and recently launched Exprimez, a publishing consultancy and literary agency.

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