Come See Me in 2013!

My calendar is filling up for 2013, which is quite exciting. Here are the events already in the diary, if you’d like to experience the live version of this blog (only with more coffee…):

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Bring Your Book To Market (London)

What’s this then? A 3-day workshop that covers everything you need to know to self-publish your book and master social media. I do the self-publishing bit and then the super smart Ben Johncock does the social media. We did this last February too and it went really well, if we do say so ourselves.

When and where? It runs Friday to Sunday, February 22nd to 24th, at Faber Academy in Bloomsbury, London, i.e. the spiritual (and actual…?) home of publishing.

What’s the coffee situation? Not only is complimentary coffee provided throughout the day, but there’s a Starbucks around the corner too.

Consider me convinced! Where do I sign up? Visit the Faber Academy website for more details and info on how to book. Places are limited to 15 and it’s only a few weeks away so… *looks at you pointedly*


How To Self-Publish (Dublin)

What’s this then? A one-day workshop that is basically Self-Printed: LIVE!, i.e. how to self-publish and then sell your book while consuming a lot of caffeine. It’s me, fifteen or so of you and a really good lunch.

When and where? Saturday 2nd March in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. It’s about 25 minutes outside the city centre by DART.

What’s the coffee situation? There’s an Insomnia, like, directly opposite. I’ll be running on flat whites.

Fun fact: I did this last year too, only I stayed in a haunted hotel room the night before and got about two hours sleep. If it wasn’t for the Lucozade Sport and Dairymilk bars—and the coffee—I’d never have made it. But the haunted hotel story will be in Travelled

Consider me convinced! Where do I sign up? This workshop is being run by Inkwell Writers and the event page/booking info is here.


Talking Self-Publishing (Waterford)

What’s this then? The Waterford Writers’ Weekend takes place in Waterford, Ireland, between March 21st and 24th, and I’ll be doing two events: Making Social Media Work For You and Going Indie: Self-Publishing Success. They’re both on the Friday and they’re both panel-style events with other Irish writers/self-publishers.

When and where? Times and venues are yet to be confirmed.

What’s the coffee situation? To be determined. Google Maps says there’s a Costa though.

Consider me convinced! Where do I sign up? The website hasn’t been fully updated yet for the 2013 weekend but once it is you’ll be able to access all information and book through there.


The Art of Self-Publishing (Chipping Norton, UK)

What’s this then? Well I can still scarcely believe this, but I’ve been invited to Chip Lit Fest to give a workshop on The Art of Self-Publishing.

When and where? Times and venues are yet to be confirmed.

What’s the coffee situation? Who cares? I’m at the same literary festival as Jane Wenham-Jones, Richard Dawkins, Peter James, Jojo Moyes and Lionel Schriver. I’ll be the one giggling like a tween who’s just met Justin Bieber.

Consider me convinced! Where do I sign up? Tickets go on sale in January on the Chip Lit Fest website. Again, this workshop is limited to 15 places.

Hope to see you in 2013!

6 thoughts on “Come See Me in 2013!

    • Shah Wharton says:

      I so miss living in UK – I live in Dubai so cannot attend any of these and I could really do with the help marketing my book. But I guess I’ll have to come and pick your brain 🙂 Have a great holiday! And loving the Chrismassy blog makeover! X

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