Grass-roots Guide to Self Publishing at The Essex Book Festival 2015: A Review

2015-03-28 19.22.39Presenting 50 years of cumulative experience in the writing industry between them, authors Sarah Banham (from Love of Books and Saint FM’s Writer’s Block radio show) and Bryan Lightbody (author of The Robert Ford Casebook Files) hosted an evening for would-be pensmiths navigating the divide between traditional and independent publishing.

Held as part of the 2015 Essex Book Festival, the evening blended the interesting with the informal and divided to two distinct halves. The first: a casual interview format, focusing on the merits of self publishing, with the hosts both asking and answering a set list of questions. For the second: the audience were invited to submit their own questions, and to engage more directly in the discussion – allowing further exploration of tangents, reminiscences, and specific details.

Topics ranged from the hosts’ own backgrounds and experiences, to social media promotion, creative thinking, public perception, insights and hindsights, costs and expenses, and the pros and cons of using pen-names.

Throughout the evening, Sarah Banham and Bryan Lightbody provided a rich, warm, full, informative, and entertaining environment, offering advice and their own experiences to those looking to get started with self-publishing.

Ticket Prices: £7 (concessions available - £5)
Duration: 2 hours (7.30pm - 9.30pm)

Event Date: 28th March, 2015
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