Are you looking to publish a book?

Registration for this year’s self-publishing conference is still open... 

The Fourth Self-Publishing Conference takes place on Saturday 7th May 2016 at the University of Leicester. The event brings together key figures in the self-publishing industry for the benefit of self-publishing authors. This full-day event offers multiple sessions on self-publishing, giving authors the chance to meet specialists in the field, as well as other like-minded self-publishers. Delegates can also pick and choose their session, thereby tailoring the day around what they would like to learn.

This year our Keynote Speaker is Caroline Sanderson, Associate Editor of The Bookseller; a plenary session is being given by Dr Alison Baverstock (Kingston University) about how self-publishing is now an established part of publishing.

Speakers include;

• Louise Jordan (The Writers’ Advice Centre for Children) on how to structure a children’s book

• Ashley Lister (erotic fiction author) on how to write erotic fiction

• David Faulds (Institute of Contemporary Arts Bookshop) on how to sell books to retailers and outlets

• Independent authors Griselda Heppel and Lucienne Boyce, who will join forces with Helen Hollick (Historical Novel Society) to talk about historical fiction.

Other confirmed speakers for 2016 include Helen McCusker (Booked PR), Neil Clarke (TJ International), Helen Lewis (Literally PR), Aimee Coveney (Author Design Studio), Diego Marano (Kobo), Mike Bodnar (independent author), Debbie Young (The Alliance of Independent Authors), Cressida Downing (The Book Analyst) and Clive Herbert (Nielsen Book) who between them will offer advice and expertise on everything from making sales and getting book reviews, to publishing an ebook and editing manuscripts.

Registration for the 2016 conference is just £65.00 per person – this includes a delegate’s pack, morning coffee, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, an early-evening drinks reception and a wide choice from over 16 sessions on different aspects of self-publishing.

Offering multiple sessions on self-publishing and giving authors the chance to meet other self-publishers and specialists in the field, this conference is ideal for all budding authors.

If you would like more information, contact the marketing team at Troubador.

Kind regards,

Sian Orrell

Marketing Controller
Troubador Publishing Ltd
9 Priory Business Park
Wistow Road
Leics LE8 0RX

T: 0116 279 2299

Matador is the UK's most widely recommended self-publishing services company: recommended by writers' organisations, PR agencies and many many successfully self-published authors. Publishing up to and over 500 books every year, our commercial list spans all genres – from biographies, sports and history books to crime thrillers, historical novels and romance reads.


About Us

The Troubador Publishing Group encompasses Troubador Publishing, its high-quality self-publishing imprint Matador and The Book Guild. Matador is a high quality self-publishing service for authors who want to see theirbooks published well and see them having a real chance of selling in a busy market, publishing up to 500 titles a year; The Book Guild is an independent partnership and commercial publisher that publishes about 100 titles a year. Both Matador and The Book Guild offer a vibrant, commercial mix of titles; from novels that will enchant both adults and children, to non-fiction books that will entertain, educate and inspire.


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