Round-up from The Author Business event in Manchester

Martin Reed

Martin Reed

Martin leads the SoA's Communications team. He oversees our strategic communications and campaign-based activities, including PR, social media, events and partnerships.

10 November 2017

On the 4 & 5 November members of Authors North gathered at Manchester Art Gallery to learn from experts in the field of business negotiation, tax, digital marketing and self-publishing. On Saturday the programme focused on how to maximise your income as a writer. Sessions included hard-won advice, perspective and solutions from writers carving out a career today.

The Author Business – 4 November 2017 from The Society of Authors on Vimeo.

Sunday featured a workshop on creative techniques to beat writer’s block, all aimed at giving your inner critic the slip! 

If you missed the event, or want to catch up with the business tips and advice shared, we’ve put together a highlights video from the event, plus a collection of tweets from the weekend


The Authors North Committee is currently planning the 2018 programme, details of which will be emailed to members soon. If you have any ideas for topics you’d like to see covered in 2018, please do get in touch.

24 May 2023

Celebrating the gamut of prose, poetry and children’s literature, across 11 awards, including the inaugural ADCI (Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses) Literary Prize shortlist

11 May 2023

Celebrated crime writer announced as keynote speaker for annual Society of Authors’ Awards ceremony on 29 June

10 May 2023

Following a vote by authors in Wales, we welcome Cath Barton and Aaron Kent to the SoAiW steering committee. We thank outgoing committee member Alison Layland for all her hard work