The Literary Consultancy has teamed up with Byte the Book to produce an exciting new event on Friday 5th June with a carefully curated selection of the latest publishing, writing and digital projects. Combining key elements of TLC's Writing in a Digital Age Conference, and Byte the Book's renowned salons, it will provide invaluable insight into the current state of the industry while giving you a chance to let your hair down and make new friends in the industry.
The programme includes:
An exclusive, up-to-date industry snapshot by Nielsen Book
A keynote on e-book marketing by Chris McCrudden (Midas PR)
In a session hosted by Claire Armitstead (The Guardian), innovative projects and platforms from Dylan Collins (Super Awesome), Stuart Evers (NetGalley), Anna Jean Hughes (The Pigeonhole), Laurence Howell (Audible), Tom Hunersen (Spritz), and Sam Missingham (HarperCollins)
TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition with live-pitching to a panel of agents and editors including Patrick Walsh (Conville & Walsh), Hellie Ogden (Janklow & Nesbit), Tom Witcomb (Blake Friedmann) and the editor of runaway bestseller Gone Girl, Kirsty Dunseath (Orion)*
£1,000 of talent development from TLC and Byte the Book to be won...
High-level networking evening for writers, and those working with writers
Discounts are available for TLC clients and Byte the Book members.
*Admission to the TLC Pen Factor Writing Competition is open to all who attend either the whole day or evening session only. When you book fully you will be provided with details of how to enter.
Afternoon Session 3pm – 5.30pm
3.00pm - 3.15pm - Welcome from Justine Solomons and Rebecca Swift
3.15pm - 4.00pm - An exclusive presentation of the latest self-publishing and publishing statistics from Nielsen Book Research, with Steve Bohme and journalist Roger Tagholm (Publishing Perspectives)
4.15pm - 5.30pm - Presenting writers and organisations that are changing publishing, hosted by Claire Armitstead of The Guardian
5.30pm - 6.00pm - Break
Evening Session 6pm - 8.45pm
6.00pm - 6.15pm - Keynote from Chris McCrudden, of Midas PR on Book Marketing
6.15pm - 7.00pm - The Book Party begins: drinks, food, music and networking
7.00pm - 8.30pm - The return of TLC’s Pen Factor Writing Competition with literary agents and publishers give a live critique to our shortlisted writers
9.00pm - late - The Book Party continues: at the Betsey Trotwood Pub
You can read more about the programme and book tickets here