A Full Day Event at Asia House, London – Exploring Routes to Publication
Saturday 15th June 2024 from 10am-5pm
Would you love to find out more about routes to publication – from the traditional route to working with smaller innovative publishers to self-publishing? Most importantly, are you keen to discuss how to maintain your integrity and individuality as a writer, whilst also having one eye on the marketplace?
You are invited to join us for our luxury ‘Getting Published’ day in the beautiful Library Room at Asia House in Central London.
Booking opens soon, but you can secure a free VIP ticket today when you join our new group The Literary Mastermind by Sunday 11th February
The day will be hosted by Novelist and Writing Coach Founder Jacqui Lofthouse. We are currently putting together our programme of speakers who will appear over the course of the day, which will include at least two leading London literary agents and other publishing professionals. Last year our speakers were Jonathan Ruppin of The Ruppin Agency and Kate Barker of Kate Barker Agency.
Finding your Route to Publication
If you are in the midst of writing a book or moving towards completion, you will be thinking already about your route to getting your book published. You may be a first time or a mid-career author. Either way, you know that you want to reach readers and make an impact with your writing work.
During this special event at Asia House, London you will have an opportunity to network with writers and industry specialists whilst also developing a strategy on your own best route to market.
A Warm Welcome awaits you …
From the moment you arrive, you know you are amongst friends… Share a coffee, fruit and pastry with us. We’ll be sure to introduce you to your fellow writers and make you feel immediately at home.
Our day begins with a vital discussion around confidence in our work – and how not to let our concerns about publication get in the way of our writing life. We know that all writing work begins with inspiration, curiosity and engagement with our stories. Jacqui will teach strategies that will enable you to always put your writing first and to look ahead to publication with excitement rather than fear. At The Writing Coach, we know it’s vital to only seek publication when you are ready and this day will allow you to consider your own readiness for the journey ahead.
Our Full Programme for the day will be announced soon as we are currently securing our speakers for the 2024 event. Topics will include the various types of publishing, including the full pros and cons of all options – from self-publishing to small publishers to the traditional route. You will be invited to map your own path based on what is best for your writing, and we share tools to enable you to form your personal strategy.
We will also cover pitching and synopses. Whether you go the traditional route or not, having a well-written synopsis is key and the process of formulating that perfect agent letter will be part of our day. If you know you will be self-publishing, you will instead be encouraged to write another core marketing document for your journey .
Booking opens soon, or you can secure your free VIP seat when you join our Literary Mastermind by Sunday 11th February
Now for lunch…
Your ticket includes a finger buffet menu including salad and a dessert which will be served in the adjacent studio room. This will be a perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow writers better, as well as to speak with Jacqui and our special guests personally.
You will also have an opportunity to take a look at the visuals from our morning event. The ideas we cover will be chronicled by visualiser David Lewis. After the event, you will receive the key visuals by email as a aide-memoire of all that you have learned.
Our afternoon will include time to work on your pitch and your vision for publication – all facilitated by Jacqui. Our aim is to help you unravel the possibilities for your book and to ensure that you leave with absolute clarity about the steps on your path. We are entirely realistic in our teaching and acknowledge the importance of getting your book right first of all. It can be a long path to publication and our focus throughout will be on how to stay true to yourself as a writer, how to develop as a writer and how to remain inspired and focused whilst navigating the path to publication.
The day will include panel discussions on all aspects of the publishing industry. There will be plenty of time for Q & A to allow you to put your personal questions to Jacqui and our special guests.
The agents will consider submissions from all attendees at our event – provided they are relevant to their areas of interest.
Booking & Payment
Booking is not yet open but you can secure your free VIP seat when you join our Literary Mastermind by Sunday 11th February
Our Facilitator and our Visualiser:
Jacqui Lofthouse is a novelist and founder of The Writing Coach. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and is the author of four novels, The Temple of Hymen, Bluethroat Morning, Een Stille Verdwijning and The Modigliani Girl. Her novels have sold over 100,000 copies in the UK, the USA and Europe. Jacqui has also run a small publishing imprint ‘Nightingale Editions’. She has taught creative writing in a broad variety of settings from City University to Feltham Young Offenders Institution. At The Writing Coach, her mission is to help writers to be confident and productive, producing their best work and getting it into print.
David Lewis is a professional cartoonist and live illustrator with nearly thirty years experience in the corporate sector. David’s skills have been used at events ranging from the Shakespeare & Co. Literary Festival in Paris to conferences, workshops, and presentations for multi-national companies in Milan, Abu Dhabi, Detroit, and Stockholm. His many satisfied clients include Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (for her 80th birthday celebrations), Richard Branson, many sections of the NHS and large corporations ranging from Johnson & Johnson to Nationwide and Google. You can find out about his work here.
Our special guest teachers will include at least two London literary agents and two other publishing professionals – we are excited to announce our speakers soon…
We can’t wait to meet you at this very special day with The Writing Coach! Our aim is to enable you to look forward to publication and to see it as an inevitable outcome in your writing life.