Join Tony Bradman, Daniel Blythe, Dawn Finch, Candy Gourlay, Di Hofmeyr, James Mayhew, Nicola Morgan, Miriam Moss, Shoo Rayner, Nicky Singer and Justin Somper for a dynamic, empowering and knowledge-packed day to help children's writers and illustrators boost income, opportunities and career control.
Our speakers will inspire and inform - enabling you to make the best decisions, to value your work and to encourage others to value it too.
Being a children's author is challenging but we're up for that challenge so we've built a programme that will have you buzzing with new possibilities and practical ideas. And we haven't forgotten the social part: finish the day by chatting with fellow children's writers and illustrators over drinks and canapés!
SoA member Eventbrite ticket: £90*
SoA member offline ticket: £92*
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We will be inviting students, partnership organisations and non-members at the following rates. Bookings will open 15 May.
Partnership organisations (ALCS, IBBY, Golden Egg Academy and SCBWI): £102*
You can book your place online through Eventbrite or call 020 7373 6642 to make an off-line card payment. Cheques should be made payable to 'The Society of Authors', with ID 616 on the reverse. Please send your email as we will need to confirm your details for the delegate pack.
*This professional course is an allowable business expense for tax purposes and can be set against your business income. All bookings include a VAT element and you will receive an automated invoice when booking via Eventbrite, but if you are VAT registered and booking offline you should request a VAT invoice for your records.
Any questions? Please contact Poppy Rosenberg on PRosenberg@societyofauthors.org
10.30 Registration with tea and coffee
11.00 Welcome by SoA Chair, Nicola Morgan
11.10 BOOST YOUR EARNING
Chaired by: Dawn Finch
James Mayhew: Fighting for fairness
Tony Bradman: Free money - getting everything you’re entitled to
Daniel Blythe: Using your online presence
12.30 Munch - sandwich buffet, soft drinks, tea and coffee
13.30 GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR AUDIENCE
Chaired by Di Hofmeyr
Dawn Finch: How to stand-up without falling down
Miriam Moss: Managing and working with your audience
Nicola Morgan: The money side: how to negotiate fair speaker fees, terms & conditions, and be properly valued
14.50 Comfort break
15.00 BE CREATIVE WITH PUBLISHING
Chaired by: Candy Gourlay
Shoo Rayner: The hybrid author - Kickstarter, Youtube and Patreon
Nicola Morgan: Create, publish and sell your own teaching resources – and support your books in the process. The why, what and how?
Nicky Singer: Why did Nicky self-publish her (2017 Carnegie longlisted) novel Island via Kickstarter? and is it a viable publishing route for other authors?
16.20 Comfort break
16.30 THE POWERFUL AUTHOR – Justin Somper chaired by Miriam Moss
17.45 Social with wine, soft drinks and canapés
We are grateful to ALCS for their sponsorship of this event.