Upcoming Publishing Events
By Michaela O’Callaghan, Rosie Burgoyne and Erin Evett
A Festive Evening with Juno Dawson
8 December 6.30 p.m., Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, London
Juno Dawson will be chatting all things books and answering plenty of questions as part of a Waterstones event. Juno will be signing copies of Stay Another Day, her newest release! This looks like a festive treat of a book, and one that will be a great event to get you in the Christmas mood. Tickets are available to buy here.
Margaret Atwood in Conversation with Bruce Miller
8 December 8 p.m.
This online event hosted by Fane Productions promises to offer fans of Margaret Atwood a fascinating behind the scenes insight as she sits down for an evening chatting showrunner and executive producer of The Handmaid’s Tale, Bruce Miller. Tickets are available online via the Fane website including the option to purchase “stream and book” packages which include access to the event live stream along with a copy of the book sent to any UK address.
Book Machine: Festive Publishers’ Walk and Talk
9 December 2:30–8:00 p.m.
It isn’t too late to sign up for this festive walk – a great way to meet like-minded individuals within the industry! It will be an in-person walking tour of Greenwich, London. Publishing hopefuls are welcome to join for a bit of exercise and bookish chatter. Find out more here.
Ask Me Anything with Ellie Pilcher
14 December 6–7:00 p.m.
This is the last #MarketYourMarketing event of the year! In this workshop, Ellie Pilcher, Marketing Manager at Avon and author, will answer any burning questions you have about the industry from top tips for applications to work-life balance and creativity within publishing. This event won’t be recorded so please make sure you book in advance. Book tickets here.
We had the joy of discussing the #MarketYourMarketing events with Ellie Pilcher within this issue.
'Love Life': An Evening with Nancy Peach
9 December, 6:00 p.m.
Join author Nancy Peach in her hometown of Milton Keynes, where she will be launching her debut novel, Love Life, in the local Waterstones. Set in a hospice, this new romantic comedy promises to be an uplifting and heart-warming read. It is perfect for lovers of Jane Austen! For more information and to book tickets, click here.
Signing Event: Brian Short, The Band That Went to War
9 December, 11 a.m.
Join Brian Short in The Deal Bookshop, where he will be signing copies of The Band that went to War. This book will provide a first-hand, new insight into the Falklands War, focusing on the Royal Marine Band. Brian was a serving member of the Royal Marine Band for 15 years. For more information and to book tickets, click here.
Re-imagining the Climate Crisis: Book Launch and Discussion
9 December, 6:00 p.m.
Sign up to witness the book launch of Sunburnt Saints, a fiction anthology that reacts to the current climate situation. The launch will be followed by a Q&A, hosted by author and PhD candidate Saul Leslie, and a book signing. For more information and to book tickets, click here.