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Popular Self-Publishing Conference returns

Looking to self-publish? You won't want to miss this.

People gather for the Self-Publishing Conference in 2018
The Self-Publishing Conference in 2018

The annual Self-Publishing Conference will return as a live event on Saturday, April 9.

The event attracts experienced professionals from the worlds of editing, marketing, production, design and distribution.

It will take place at a new home in University of Leicester’s premier conference facility, College Court in Knighton.

Attendees will hear directly from those who work within the thriving self-publishing world and ask them questions. They'll also have the opportunity to network with other fellow authors, many of whom are already experienced self publishers.

Having been dormant due to Covid restrictions, the conference will once again take place as a full, day-long in person event.

Now in its eighth year, the conference is supported and sponsored by many in the industry, including the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, Nielsen BookData, Matador, the Historical Novel Society, The Book Guild Ltd, and

The 2022 conference welcomes speakers from The Booksellers Association, the Society of Authors, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, as well as bestselling fiction author Sophie Hannah.

This year also sees an Industry Panel discussing self-publishing pitfalls and how to avoid the ‘sharks’ in the industry.

The informal event aims to educate, inform and inspire authors who are publishing their own work, or who are considering self-publishing as a route to publication.

The day attracts a wide variety of authors, from fiction to children’s, non-fiction to business. Previous years have seen overwhelmingly positive feedback for the event.

The Self-Publishing Conference is unique in its scope and the calibre of its speakers. Its cancellation in 2020 and 2021 left a considerable hole in the resources available to authors seeking information on self-publishing.

Taking place just after the London Book Fair, both events have now confirmed they will be taking place as live events, and are a sign of how the UK publishing industry is once again open for business.

The Self-Publishing Conference returns on April 9 at College Court.


Written by Fox Whitemore

Fox is a 23 year old Media and Communications graduate from De Montfort University and currently working as an intern for Cross Productions. He is passionate about writing both creatively and journalistically, loves working with the local community and would love to be writing as a full time job in the future.


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