The Publishing Post
Upcoming Publishing Events
By Kellie Smith, Sabeehah Saleq and Rosie Burgoyne
Paths into Publishing: Starting Your Career
7 July, 7:30–9:00 p.m.
Jamies St Mary at Hill London, EC3R 8EE
Join SYP London for an evening of panels and networking, aimed at those looking to kick-start their careers working in publishing. The panel speakers are yet to be announced but are set to include publishing professionals working across editorial, sales, literary agenting, marketing and more. Tickets are free for SYP members or £3 for non-members and you can find out more about the event here.
Pull Back Your Power – Talk & Book Signing with Dr Anne Whitehouse
13 July, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Waterstones, Market Harborough
Meet Dr Anne Whitehouse, enjoy some wine, get your book signed and learn how to increase your power in every circumstance!
Pull Back Your Power author Dr Anne will be in person at the Market Harborough Waterstones to meet readers, sign copies of her bestselling book and give a brief talk and demonstration on how to pull back your power in any situation where you feel stressed, anxious or don't show up as powerfully as you would like.
PhD scientist turned Life Alchemist Dr Anne found how women are undermined in the “Boys' Club” environment. She spent twenty years applying her scientific method to the subconscious realm and developed a revolutionary system that levels the energetic playing field and boosts confidence and self-esteem – something every professional woman needs.
The event is free to attend, and your entry includes a glass of wine. Please note that this is a standing event, and you can register to attend here.
Séan Hewitt & Andrew McMillan: All Down Darkness Wide
14 July, 7:00 p.m.
This event is an incredible opportunity for fans of Laurel prizewinning Seán Hewitt’s poetry collection Tongues of Fire. See Hewitt discuss in-person his new memoir All Down Darkness Wide, which explores themes of depression and queer longing. Seán will be joined by Andrew McMillan, author of Physical. Tickets are available here.
Editing for Authors – Part of the Publishing Events for Authors Collection
15 July, 10:00-5:00 p.m.
Troubador Publishing, Market Harborough
An interactive workshop for authors on the importance of editing your own work.
This editing workshop looks at the best ways to prevent authors' top five writing errors. It also discusses the various forms of editing available to authors and when to employ each during the manuscript preparation process.
Throughout the day, participants will be editing their own work to gain a general understanding of editing procedures, learn how to collaborate with an outside editor without jeopardising the integrity of your work and emphasise the significance of a synopsis when submitting your work for publication.
With more than fifteen years of publishing and bookselling experience, workshop facilitator Cressida Downing works with authors through her Book Analyst business to help them generate their most outstanding work.
Tickets are £50 and can be bought here, where you can also find out more information on the Publishing Events for Authors collection.
Circus of Wonders - Talk & Book Signing with Elizabeth Macneal
19 July, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Linghams Booksellers, Wirral
So excited to welcome back Elizabeth Macneal to an in-person event chatting about all things Circus of Wonders!
The author of The Doll Factory serves up another slice of gothic Victoriana centred upon a girl who is kidnapped only to be thrust into the world of the circus.
Moving from the pleasure gardens of Victorian London to the battle-scarred plains of the Crimea, Circus of Wonders is an astonishing story about power and ownership, fame and the threat of invisibility. Tickets start from £8.14 and can be purchased here.
20 July, 7:00 p.m.
Penguin Pride is sure to be an incredible evening which aims to champion queer literature with a dazzling showcase of fantastic comedians, poets, authors and influencers, some of which are up-and-coming while others are well-established. You’ll get to hear from these inspiring, talented individuals about the books that touched them, and hopefully can inspire you too. Keep an eye out to hear who will be part of this exciting line-up! If you’re looking for the perfect bookish event to celebrate pride, this is the one. Get tickets here.
Beneath the Covers: Best Marketing Strategies of 2022
15 August, 1:30-2:45 p.m.
In-person at Edinburgh Book Festival: Baillie Gifford West Court
Are you a budding marketer/already thinking ahead to this summer’s Edinburgh Book Festival? If so, then make sure to save the date for this brilliant event from Edinburgh Book Festival. The Festival’s ‘Beneath the Covers’ event offers publishing hopefuls interested in marketing a unique glimpse into the creativity that fuels book marketing, led by Edinburgh based indie publisher 404 Ink’s Heather McDaid and Laura Jones, alongside the marketers behind Sally Rooney’s latest release, Faber’s Jess Kim and Niriksha Bharadia. The event is pay what you can and you can book your place here.