Spreading the word about you and your work

SoA @ Home Festival

Join Jordan Taylor- Jones on a whistle-stop tour of the UK publishing industry. From best practice in self-promotion, the author-publicist relationship, and an overview of large publishers and independent presses, this session is designed to give authors an insight into how best to approach, and what to expect from, UK publishers. 

Industry Insider – The changing role of agents in the face of a global pandemic

SoA @ Home Festival

Join us for a panel discussion with publishing agents Catherine Clarke (Felicity Bryan Associates) and Isobel Dixon (MD and Head of Books, Blake Friedmann Literary Agency), alongside acting agent, Lola Williams (New Wonder Management) in conversation with SoA’s Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin. 

Afternoon Tea with Lemn Sissay

SoA @ Home Festival

Grab a cuppa and a join us for a 45-minute online video session with Lemn Sissay as he shares his creative routine, a mini tour of his creative workspace, insights into what he’s currently working on, and how he is adapting to working online. Lemn Sissay is an SoA Council Member. 

Social Media 101

SoA @ Home Festival

How do you effectively create and build your author profile (brand) on social media and the Internet? Candy and Chitra will cover the basics of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, author websites and blogs – giving you tips to back up social media efforts in the real world, as well as how to develop those connections in the wider world.