What are mardibooks doing for local writers in the Chilterns?
Mardibooks are attending Beaconlit on 28th June 2014. For more information see http://www.beaconlit.co.uk/. The event itself will showcase talent across the Chiltern Villages and provide an exciting and interesting forum for readers and writers alike.
As publishers and editors mardibooks’ presence will provide an opportunity for writers and would-be writers to come and find out more about how to get published and the pros and cons of self-publishing. See our programme below.
Mardibooks will be talking about…
- The publishing process – first approach to end product
- Self-publishing; Vanity Publishing; Cost-plus Publishing; Traditional Publishing
- Agents, publishers, contracts and royalties
- Copyright Issues
- Editing Process
- Selling your Book – PR, Reviews, Social Media
- The importance of Brand: Brand platform; Access to Market and Distribution; Editing and Proofing; Support; Book Covers; Communication;
Additionally, a number of our writers will be present to talk about their experiences being edited, getting published and sharing their writing.
Susan Benwell, Martin Craig-Downer, Anne Downer, Abby Fermont, Martin Godleman, Belinda Hunt, Emma Middleton, Sue Nicholls, Margaret Morgan-Owen, Jamie Rhodes, Philip Watling and Xarina Akhtar.
Mardibooks was set up by writers Martin Godleman and Belinda Hunt in 2011 to publish and promote writers with talent but with no access to the closed publishing world. Mardibooks gives their time to writers, providing advice, editing, proofreading and preparing texts for publication as eBook and hard copy. They also manage the publishing and distribution including showing writers how best to promote themselves. Mardibooks works with IdeasTap as their writing partner, providing writing competitions and publishing opportunities for their members. Mardibooks has over 250 writers across the world.