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The Empowered Author launches The Book Marketing and Publicity Show

By Georgia Appleyard

The first Book Marketing & Publicity Show will take place on 3–4 November 2023. The show is organised by Sam Missingham, founder of The Empowered Author, an online community that helps authors market and publicise their books.

During the event, attendees will gain practical advice from experts on topics including writing blurbs, building your audience, getting started on TikTok and leveraging crowdfunding. Speakers will also cover how to work with book influencers, including booksellers, bloggers, librarians and BookTokers.

The event will take place completely online, featuring talks from more than fifteen speakers, from industry experts to bestselling authors, who will share their experiences, strategies and creative ideas to sell more books. The event is aimed at adult fiction authors who wish to grow their expertise and confidence, with plenty of advice for both self-published and traditionally published authors alike.

Schedule for the event

3 November 2023

Introduction - Sam Missingham

Founder, The Empowered Author

Keynote speaker - LJ Ross

Bestselling Author (Dark Skies Publishing)

'How to find and pin down publicity opportunities' - Kim Nash


Author Q&A - Ben Galley

Dark fantasy author

'How to write blurbs' - Louise Willder

Penguin RandomHouse

'How to engage with your subscribers' - Katie Sadler

Katie Morwenna Marketing

'How to get started with ads' - Tanuja Shelar

Lume books (part of Joffe books)

Meet the Booksellers - Alex Call

Bert’s Books

Author Q&A - Dorothy Koomson

Bestselling author

'How to optimise for search engines (including Amazon)' - Miral Sattar

Publishing consultant

4 November 2023

Introduction to day two - Sam Missingham

Founder, The Empowered Author

'How to find and use data' - Melissa Addey

Publishing Consultant

Author Q&A - Ore Agbaje-Williams

Debut romance author

'How to get started on TikTok' - Ain Deheb Bensenouci

Publishing consultant

'How to build your audience with StoryOrigin' - Evan Gow


'How to take the cringe out of author branding' - Anna Caig

Book marketing consultant

Author Q&A - Mark Edwards

Bestselling crime author

'How authors can crowdfund' - Jo Breeze

Jo Breeze Crowdfunding

Early bird tickets are available at a reduced price of £99 until 31 August. Tickets give access to all talks, which can be rewatched until 28 February 2024. Subscribers to The Empowered Author Newsletter will receive a 15% discount.



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