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January 2017

Prospects for UK book publishing - new avenues for physical and digital growth

TBC London

Tue 24 January 2017, 8:30-13:00

Prospects for UK book publishing - new avenues for physical and digital growth
TUESDAY, 24TH JANUARY 2017
CENTRAL LONDON
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED

Bringing together policymakers with stakeholders involved with the publishing sector, this seminar will consider the key commercial opportunities and challenges for UK book publishing.

Sessions will...

Prospects for UK book publishing - new avenues for physical and digital growth
TUESDAY, 24TH JANUARY 2017
CENTRAL LONDON
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED

Bringing together policymakers with stakeholders involved with the publishing sector, this seminar will consider the key commercial opportunities and challenges for UK book publishing.

Sessions will examine how the sector is responding to changing consumer trends - particularly the reported increase in the sale of physical books and the emergence of mobile as a key publishing platform.

Further discussion will analyse the latest thinking on discoverability, including digital marketing strategies for building audiences and widening access, product innovation and the next steps for physical retail, as well as consider the impact of digital self-publishing on authorship, curation and diversity.

Delegates will also assess the potential impact of Brexit on distribution, investment and copyright, on global competitiveness, and on the widening range of monetisation opportunities and creative collaborations with the screen and the wider digital industries - as well as how new technologies and adaptation strategies are being utilised to generate more diverse content.

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British Essay Writing Contest

UK Writings London

Mon 5 September 2016 - Wed 31 May 2017

If you've always felt you're an excellent essay writer, now's the time to prove it.

There are three fantastic cash prizes up for grabs:

1st place: £3500

2nd place: £2500

3rd place: £2000

Read details at http://ukwritings.com/writing-contest

February 2017

British Essay Writing Contest

UK Writings London

Mon 5 September 2016 - Wed 31 May 2017

If you've always felt you're an excellent essay writer, now's the time to prove it.

There are three fantastic cash prizes up for grabs:

1st place: £3500

2nd place: £2500

3rd place: £2000

Read details at http://ukwritings.com/writing-contest

March 2017

The David Cohen Prize for Literature

London

Wed 1 March 2017 - Fri 31 March 2017 (date unconfirmed)

Awarded biennially, this £40,000 prize recognises a lifetime’s achievement in literature, honouring a writer in the English language who is a citizen of the UK or the Republic of Ireland. The winner of the prize is nominated and selected by a panel of judges comprising authors, literary critics and academics. No shortlist is announced. The John S. Cohen Foundation finances the prize and the...

Awarded biennially, this £40,000 prize recognises a lifetime’s achievement in literature, honouring a writer in the English language who is a citizen of the UK or the Republic of Ireland. The winner of the prize is nominated and selected by a panel of judges comprising authors, literary critics and academics. No shortlist is announced. The John S. Cohen Foundation finances the prize and the Arts Council England provides a further £12,500 for the Clarissa Luard Award, which the winner of the David Cohen Prize awards to a literature organisation that supports young writers or an individual writer under the age of 35. Founded 1991.

British poet-playwright, Tony Harrison, was awarded the David Cohen Prize for Literature 2015.

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British Essay Writing Contest

UK Writings London

Mon 5 September 2016 - Wed 31 May 2017

If you've always felt you're an excellent essay writer, now's the time to prove it.

There are three fantastic cash prizes up for grabs:

1st place: £3500

2nd place: £2500

3rd place: £2000

Read details at http://ukwritings.com/writing-contest

April 2017

Self-Publishing Conference

Stamford Court Conference Centre Leicester

Sat 22 April 2017, 8:45-18:00

The annual Self-Publishing Conference is the perfect day out for authors thinking about, or already involved in, self-publishing their work. Whether going it alone or using a self-publishing company, the many varied sessions on a broad range of topics will be invaluable to those at the start of the process or who are already seasoned self-publishers.
The 5th Self-Publishing Conference takes...

The annual Self-Publishing Conference is the perfect day out for authors thinking about, or already involved in, self-publishing their work. Whether going it alone or using a self-publishing company, the many varied sessions on a broad range of topics will be invaluable to those at the start of the process or who are already seasoned self-publishers.
The 5th Self-Publishing Conference takes place on Saturday 22nd April 2017 at the University of Leicester.

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