Indie-pendence Day (WoW Fest 2017)

When : 20th May 2017 - 1:00pm
Where : Black-E
Price : £6.00

Indie-pendence Day tickets: £6/£3, Pulp Idol tickets: £4/£2. Get a combined ticket for the whole day for just £8/£4 (available from Philharmonic Box Office: 0151 709 3789)

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It’s Indie-pendence Day at WoWFest 2017, a day devoted to exploring independent publishing, new platforms in the digital age, and options for writers – to self-publish or stick with the ‘old guard’.

The real world is fighting back against the digital onslaught, books, like vinyl, are making a comeback – can the new age of digital really be faltering already? Recent reports in The Bookseller show that, of the big publishers, only one has reduced in size than before digital. Yet for many writers and publishers digital is a lifeline, allowing small publishers to establish a foothold and for writers to get their work to audiences when mainstream publishers won’t pick them up.

Should authors embrace digital, and in the process wrest control of publishing from the ‘old guard’ – isn’t mainstream publishing still predominantly by middle aged upper-class white men, or does digital, self-publishing, lead to a deterioration in quality, with self-published authors admitting they won’t pass the test of the big publishing houses?

Indie-pendence Day, with unique insights from leaders in the field including head of Inpress Publishing Sophie O’Neill, will explore all these issues and offer writers practical support and advice through panels, workshops and one-to-one mentoring.

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