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Find out more about the Scottish Book Trade Conference 2017
sessions. For the full programme and to book, see our booking page.
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Laura Jones and Heather McDaid, the duo behind 404, will shine some light on how to set up a new publishing venture with a bang, how to market loudly online (and gain results) and how to keep the noise going. Publisher breakout session: 14.45 to 15.45.
Join Kate Deans (Creative Europe Desk UK-Scotland) and Aly Barr (Creative Scotland) for an update on funding opportunities for translation, production and promotion of Scottish and other European titles. This publisher breakout session runs twice: 14.45 to 15.15 and 15.15 to 15.45.
Getting Stuck In: Editing narrative openings (14.45 to 15.45). Join Eleanor Collins of Floris Books for this workshop for editors working directly with fiction or non-fiction narrative. It will be a loosely structured discussion and sharing of experience.
Anne-Claire Woodfield, Publisher Account Manager, Nielsen Book Research UK will provide an overview of key trends in the UK Market and a flavour from key markets around the world. (14.45-15.45 Publisher breakout session)
Building Trade Collaboration & Building Communities on our High Streets
'By its cover': the secrets of good cover design - Suzanne Dean, Creative Director, Vintage Books, Penguin Random House (11.55 to 12.30)
Delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception after the Conference. The drinks reception is sponsored by Batch.
Barry Cunningham, Managing Director of Chicken House will deliver the Keynote Speech (09.40 to 10.10)
Lauching a debut on a low budget: Sam Eades, Orion Books (11.20 to 11.55)
Crystal Mahey-Morgan's session looks at the advantages of cross platform storytelling in developing new audiences.
This Society of Authors' session looks at seven ways to work better with authors - and sell more books (12.30 to 13.00)
The Key Retail Market Trends 2016: Steve Bohme (10.10 to 10.55). Steve will be presenting key findings from the Books & Consumers 2016 survey in advance of Nielsen's full presentation at the LBF Quantum & So Much More Conference in March at Olympia.
Trade question time panel chaired by The Bookseller's Nigel Roby. the panellists are booksellers Kevin Ramage (The Watermill) and Sally Pattle (Far From The Madding Crowd), and publishers Neal Price (Canongate Books) and Sabrina Maguire (Bright Red Publishing) (14.00 to 14.45).