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Thursday 08 March 2018


Book Production with Lucy Llewellyn – What happens after you type ‘the end’?


Your masterpiece is complete. You’ve done umpteen drafts, run it by a few Beta readers. It’s been edited and the market awaits. You scratch the surface of book production and are faced with a new raft of questions. How to get a cover that will sell your book? What font is appropriate? How to format an eBook? What’s the difference between ePub and MOBI and does it have something to do with Herman Melville?
Lucy Llewellyn, in conversation and by example, will explain all, going through the do’s and don’ts of cover design, what works best for eBooks as well as paperbacks, how the cover you imagined might not be the one you need. She’ll discuss how to make the inside of the book look as professional as the outside and the sometimes conflicting requirements of paperbacks and eBooks. Finally, she’ll outline the options available for authors wanting to work with professionals to produce their books and where she sees her company, Head &Heart, within that market.
Lucy Llewellyn launched Head & Heart at the London Book Fair in 2014. She works with many trade and academic publishers, independent authors, and creative organisations. She runs a tight-knit team of freelancers with a wider network of talented publishing folk that she can turn to when things get very busy. As well as driving her team, Lucy specialises in cover design.

at Goring Methodists Church Hall - start at 7:30pm

Guests welcome - £5 entry (includes free Tea or Coffee)

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West Sussex Witers, in conjunction with the Steyning Bookshop and the Steyning Festival, is delighted to launch the Steyning Festival Short Story Prize for 2018. The competition is open to all writers born, bred or living in Sussex. For more details of this exciting new award please click here.

Closes 11 March 2018

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 Coast Lines Anthology

Celebrating 80 years of West Sussex Writers, this anthology features short stories and poems from 35 members, spanning many styles and genres. Coast Lines is available in paperback This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or on Kindle via Amazon.

Includes work from the following writers - Sue Ajax-Lewis, Alison Batcock, Terence Brand, Rose Bray, Ian C. Black, Caroline Collingridge, Suzanne Conboy-Hill, Richard Buxton, Paul Doran, Derek Eastwood, Liz Eastwood, John Falconer, Patricia Feinberg Stoner, Rhona Gorringe, Patricia Graham, Wendy Greene, Pat Hopper, Jackie Harvey, Alison Hawes, Lyn C. Jennings, Audrey Lee, Alexander Medwell, Laurie Morris, Christine Mustchin, Janet Rogers, Kathy Schilbach, Dave Simpson, Cherrie Taylor, Lela Tredwell, Nina Tucknott, Andrew Westgate, Terry Westwood, Phil Williams and Sandra Wood-Jones.

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