"Youve slaved away over your keyboard for months, if not years. Youve researched and imagined, reworked and revised and now, at last, your book is finished. But what happens now? Who guides you down the path to publication? How is your book designed, edited, marketed and promoted? In association with the Dublin Book Festival, Dublin Writers Festival brings together Declan Burke, author of The Harry Rigby Mysteries and one of the most innovative voices in Irish crime fiction, with key personnel from his publishers, Liberties Press, to look at the process of publishing a novel from first idea to the printed page. For anyone interested in unpacking the mysteries of publishing, this event is a must.
24th May @ 1.05pm in the Main Space
Declan Burke is the author of Eightball Boogie, The Big O, Absolute Zero Cool (which won the Goldsboro/Crimefest Last Laugh Award for Best Humorous Crime Novel) and Slaughters Hound, which was shortlisted in the Crime Fiction category for the 2012 Irish Book Awards.
Seán OKeeffe is Publisher and MD of Liberties Press, Irelands leading independent publisher, with more than 100 titles in print. The companys authors, who include President Michael D. Higgins and RTÉ presenter John Healy, have received numerous prestigious awards.
Alice Dawson is Publicity & Marketing Manager at Liberties Press, where she has worked on promotional campaigns with authors such as Irish Times Security Analyst Tom Clonan, journalist and foreign correspondent Lara Marlowe and mental health expert Dr Harry Barry."
I'm going to this on Friday and I'm wondering if anyone else has any interest in going?
I'm not near having finished a novel, I wouldn't even say I've started really properly, but I think that going to a talk like this would be good for focusing the mind. Or at least I'll feel that I should be doing something...
I'm not sure if they're going to talk about the self-publishing route, especially given that there will be people from Liberties Press there, although I think that would be helpful as it's an option. Time will tell.
I rang the theatre and there is still tickets left (e10 or e8 with concession). If people are interested in going or have already got tickets, then I'll arrange meeting up in a cafe beforehand.
Update: Great that you all are going too! There is a little cafe just next to the Smock Alley Theatre, called the Piccolo Cafe (http://www.yelp.ie/biz/piccolo-dublin). I will be there from about 12.40 and I'll have a sign on the table. If, by some chance it's not raining, windy or cold, we can sit even outside!