At this month's event
The Author Club invites its members and their guests to gather for the afternoon and socialise, network or learn how to structure their next book with the end in mind. This is a unique opportunity to hear acclaimed authors discuss their latest heartfelt works within this exclusive gathering of brilliant minds.
Tiptoeing on a tightrope past insider book industry may be cheap and clever, but don't let your book be your weakness, make it your strength- not knowing your rights as an author could be an expensive guess. Learn the difference between being traditionally published and self published.
Guest Speaker: Christopher Norris
Christopher's love for books is epic and he is ready to share with us a secret or two about being an insider for the real publishing industry for decades.
Chris has fingers in many pies across the arts and media, spanning a 25+-year in-house and freelance career in book publishing, television, digital media, music and film. Starting out as an editor at Letts Educational, he was Consultant Producer for the ITV book series, You’re Booked!; a pioneer of World Book Day in the UK; and Research Director at StoryCode, the online recommendation engine for fiction that featured on BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den.
Chris currently has a portfolio career of interlocking ventures that link book publishing, digital media and film. He is Founder of the editorial and marketing agency CopyGhosting Editorial Services; Editor and Development Executive for the Insight Film Festival; Founder and Curator of the Jolabokaflod Book Campaign, which will be the subject of a major publicity campaign for Christmas 2016; and Head of Crowdfunding at CrowdPatch, where he is Patch Leader of six active patches, Management Consultant to the RSA London patch, and Project Owner of The Icelanders Cometh, a World Book Night campaign endorsed by Melvyn Bragg that runs until31 July 2016 for UK libraries to buy books by Icelandic authors (translated into English) for their collections.
Chris is Chairman of the arts and media charity, Seeds, which runs a long-term mentoring scheme annually called ‘Artist in Your Own Residence’ for creative artists and media producers. He is also a Fellow of the RSA and, thanks to an introduction from Byte the Book, a member of the Club at the Café Royal, where his great-grandfather was a commis chef in the 1890s.
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