Writing a book is only the first step; now how do you get it published?

In this instructive talk aimed at writers taking their first steps into the publishing process, publisher Lisa Milton and editor Linda Bennett discuss how to pitch your work, the editorial and distribution process, and effective marketing strategies. If you’re eager to learn more about the ins and outs of getting your book into the hands of agents and editors, this conversation will provide a helpful introduction to the industry, as well as give an overview of what publishers and imprints are looking for in a manuscript.

About The Speakers

Lisa Milton

Lisa is Executive Publisher for the Harlequin division. This includes the imprints HQ and Mills & Boon. She joined HarperCollins in 2015 after a decade as Managing Director of Orion Publishing where she was responsible for Orion, Orion Children’s, Gollancz and Weidenfeld & Nicolson, which was awarded Imprint of the Year at the 2015 Bookseller Industry Awards. Whilst there she published major bestsellers and award winning authors including Maeve Binchy, Ian Rankin, Gillian Flynn and Malala Yousafzai.

Linda Bennett

Linda Bennett is a director of Salt Publishing. She edits Salt’s crime list and some of its literary fiction. She is a frequent speaker at festivals and other events and often conducts author workshops and surgeries. Under the pseudonym Christina James she is author of the DI Yates series.