It’s the big question for many writers: how do I take my manuscript from my computer to the shelves and devices of readers? To help answer it, writers, publishers and agents share their experiences of the industry and offer advice on how to get your work picked up, and explain what publishers are looking for and how they make their decisions.
Our panel of experts can certainly offer some insider insight. Kevin Duffy is head of international publishers Bluemoose Books; Lisa Milton is executive publisher for the Harlequin Division of HarperCollins, whose imprints include Mira, Ink and Mills & Boon; Nelle Andrew is a literary agent whose role at PFD includes representing Ayisha Malik, Bryony Gordon, Sarah Winman and Catherine Chanter; and Nikesh Shukla is author of the crowdfunded ‘Coconut Unlimited’. Moderated by award-winning writer Michael Stewart, this is an essential session for anyone wanting to get their words in front of a wider audience.