Sunday at the Chichester Writing Festival began with New Publishing and the panelists were - Alison Baverstock- publisher, trainer and writer, Dan Kiernan-writer and co-founder of new publisher Ubound
and Adrian Weston agent.
Again the notes for this session are bitty...
DK Unbound – people buying into the work before hand, the audience is already there
The author has to be entrepreneur
Dignity of author – content creator
AB Self- publishing is a process not a product
Has to have value to someone
Self-publishing teaches you about publishing, you have to replicate it all
AW Agent representing self pubs on foreign rights
Not sure who to attribute these to...How do you boundary time – importance of creating something worth reading
Building and audience connecting
Market visibly and editorial
The second session on Sunday was Writing For Children with Sally Kindberg - artist and author, Bridget Strevens - author and illustrator and David Whitley-author. I only captured David's thoughts as the others were varied on illustrations and confession...one gave me a brilliant story idea and well my mind was off plotting...
Darkness – take it as far as it needs to go
Focus on the emotion of the scene – then the scene will develop momentum – Greg Mosse
Began with Fanfiction at 19 and is now 27 (see Joanna Trollope's comment from yesterday's notes)
Tomorrow my notes on Kate Mosse's chat with Francesca Simon...