Getting Published is over. Missed it? Want more? Links and events inside.

If you couldn’t make it or you weren’t local, you can catch up here.

Below, we’ve listed links to a video, write-ups, writing communities and forthcoming book-related events.


Guest speaker: Hazel Homes from Askews and Holts Library services

Hazel Holmes from Askews and Holts library services came to speak to the UCLan MA Publishing class on Monday. She talked about her perspective as a children’s book buyer and about the library market. It was an excellent chance to see what librarians are looking for and get Hazel’s advice on getting into publishing.

SYP North and Midlands Comeback Event in Leeds

Where: The Adelphi, Leeds, LS10 When: from 7 pm to 11 pm, Wednesday 28 October, 2015 What a night! Stephanie Cox, blogger and interviewer at the Bookmachine, organised a great comeback event for the Society of Young Publishers North & Midlands. As an event organiser for the SYP, she got two wonderful speakers on board:…

Kevin Duffy from Bluemoose books – guest speaker at UCLan

Kevin Duffy of Bluemoose Books came to speak to us. Bluemoose Books is an independent publisher based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Kevin Duffy comes from a sales and marketing background. Bluemoose books publishes 5-8 books a year. Kevin Duffy said that big publishers are getting risk averse, that they tend to try and replicate successes,…

Guest speaker: author Matthew Connolly

Matthew Connolly, a self-published author, came to speak to us. He told us about his background as a freelance journalist and his journey to self-publishing with his first book Dances with the Daffodils.   Matthew had his manuscript accepted by a mainstream agent but ultimately rejected by publishers. He then decided to go the self-publishing…