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Upcoming Publishing Events (4 June - 19 June)

By Fernanda de Madariaga and Sofía Martinez Alvarez 


Welcome the warmth of June whilst tagging along to our following events! In this article, we will be offering a wide range of evenings including masterclasses, business books, horror clubs, book signings and more! 


SYP UK Ahead: Marketing Masterclass with Fran Roberts

Tuesday 4 June 6:30 p.m., Online Event


Wanting to know more about the process of marketing to a specific audience or genre? Marketing Manager at Reaktion Books, Fran Roberts, will deliver a masterclass to publishers and attendees in the industry on crafting successful marketing campaigns, from the decision-making stage to execution. Following her presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to craft their own marketing campaigns with an interactive workshop and try their hand at storytelling through advertising. Roberts’ experience in the industry stretches from positions at Palgrave Macmillan, DK, the London Book Fair, and I.B. Tauris. This is an online event for non-SYP members hosted over Zoom. Tickets can be purchased on the SYP Scotland website for £3, here.


Book Business: How Do Authors, Agents & Publishers Work in the Digital Age?

Tuesday 4 June 6:30 p.m., Century Club London W1D 6LQ


Byte the Book Live is hosting a special speaker event for those interested in the publishing process, from start to finish, in an ever-evolving digital world. Aspiring authors and those wishing to break into publishing could benefit from industry experts Marcus Leaver, Gemini Books CEO; Kate Nash, agent, and director of Kate Nash Literary Agency; and Richard Charkin, author of My Back Pages and publisher at Mensch Publishing. From the process of acquiring an agent and the relationship between authors and their representatives, to modern marketing strategies and how the publishing industry now interacts with tech, this event is not one to miss. Tickets can be purchased for £30 on Eventbrite, here.


Stephen King Bookclub!

Thursday 6 June, 5:30–6:30 p.m., Waterstones, Leeds


If you are a fan of crime, mystery, problem-solving, science-fiction or even fantasy, welcome to the book club of your dreams. Waterstones will be hosting this chilling evening, a book club in the name of the “King of Horror”: Stephen King. This book club will meet exclusively for Constant Readers who want to engage with King’s masterpieces, carefully curated for you to be hidden under your bed sheets even in the warmth of June! The book club will open with none other than King’s debut novel, published in 1974: Carrie. This horror novel revolves around the life of Carrie White, who has no friends at school and suffers from an abusive religious family at home. To her surprise, Carrie soon finds out she has telekinetic powers, and will have to decide whether she can use these to her advantage, and possibly others’ dismay… For more information and tickets for the event, click here.


Book Signing with Anastasia Kingsnorth!

Thursday 6 June, 6:00 p.m., Waterstones, Milton Keynes - Midsummer Place


The modern world has brought along social media, interconnectedness, and changing social norms, which can make every piece of advice on dating from our parents and relatives feel distant to our reality. Modern dating is defined by a whole new set of rules and love languages, which even our generation can still find hard to get accustomed to. If, by any chance, this is your case, then this is an event you will not regret attending. Waterstones will be hosting social media sensation Anastasia Kingsnorth, who will be signing her new release: Relationship Status: My Survival Guide to Love, Dating and Heartbreak. In this memoir, slash dating guide, Anastasia reveals the intricacies of single life in today’s society, affected by online and offline dating and the awkwardness that follows along with it. From situationships, to red flags, to “icks”, the transparency of this book is sure to make you feel in good company whilst navigating modern dating. For more information and tickets for the event, click here.


An evening with Elle Machray

Friday 14 June, 6:00 p.m., Waterstones Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird


Spend an evening with author of Remember, Remember Elle Machray as she discusses her subversive historical debut. Set at the height of the transatlantic slave trade, Remember, Remember grapples with imperialism, queer identity and injustice, told through the eyes of Delphine and her quest to help her brother, Vincent, in Machray’s shadowy, ruthless 1770s London. Tickets to this event are free, though be sure to book ahead to reserve your space on the Waterstones website, here.

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