Spring 2016's WriteCon is all about Making It Happen. Hands-on and practical.

Whichever event you choose, you’ll walk away with concrete, tailored advice.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

09.00 hours to 17.00 hours with breaks and coffee/tea

A choice of two workshops:

How to Publish a Book
with Jessica Bell

Jessica is editor of the Vine Leaves Journal, an author of both novels and non-fiction, plus a writing coach and cover designer. www.jessicabellauthor.com

Her workshop, suitable for writers of fiction/non-fiction, is filled with useful advice and highly productive, with exercises and activities to put theory into practice. By the end of Saturday, you will have all the information you need to perfect and publish your book. This session will cover:

  • Editing & Polishing Your Work to Publication Standard Part 1 (Content)
  • Editing & Polishing Your Work to Publication Standard Part 2 (Style)
  • Preparing Your Manuscript for Publication (Copy)
  • Making Your Book (Formatting Your Manuscript)
  • Cover Design Considerations
  • Retailers & Distributors
  • Q&A

How To Market a Book
with Helen Lewis

Helen Lewis, Director of boutique publicity agency Literally PR and Co-Founder of The Author School has a wealth of expertise when it comes to promotion. www.literallypr.com

Helen’s session is comprehensive and realistic, involving participants in creating their own PR stories, advance information sheets and finding what works for you. By the end of this workshops, you’ll take away concrete ideas and immediately applicable techniques to help you find your readers. This session will cover:

  • Publicity Masterclass #1 (What you need)
  • Publicity Masterclass #2 (What you can do)
  • How to write your own Advance Information Sheet
  • What makes your author story and/or your book appealing to the press?
  • Building your author platform (offline)
  • Social media health-check
  • Q&A


Kulturhaus Helferei
Kirchgasse 13
8001 Zürich

By public transport:
Tram Nr. 4 or 15 until “Helmhaus”

By car:
nearest parkhouse “Hohe Promenade”


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