The Business of Books

The Business of Books

This series is dedicated to all those interested in the business of the book world, whether an established publishing professional or an avid reader with a curiosity about the book trade. Sharing best practices and expertise, the series includes everything from showcases to discussions on issues facing the industry.

 

Beneath the Covers: Best Marketing Strategies of 2022

Monday 15 August 13:30 - 14:45

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It’s one thing to write a great book. It’s a different challenge to get people to buy it. This event gives a glimpse of creative book marketing with some of the industry professionals shortlisted for the British Book Award. Join founders of...
 

Shaping Scotland's Stories: New Voices Showcase

Monday 22 August 11:00 - 12:15

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Get a taste of Scotland’s new literary voices and the publishers responsible for bringing their stories to the world. Scottish broadcaster and author Sally Magnusson is joined by a fantastic line-up of authors and their publishers for a discussion on...
 

Scottish Spoken Word Showcase

Tuesday 23 August 20:30 - 22:00

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Spoken word is an increasingly visible and important part of Scotland’s cultural life. Discover its strength, diversity and creativity in this celebratory showcase, where artists shed light on their inspirations, celebrate the scene’s lineage and...
 

Call My Agent! The Role of the Literary Agent

Wednesday 24 August 11:00 - 12:15

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What does a literary agent’s day look like? Discover the intricacies of the role with Heather Parry, co-founder of Extra Teeth literary magazine and the Society of Authors’ Senior Policy and Liaison Manager for Scotland. Joined by an impressive...
 

Celebrating Inclusion

Thursday 25 August 19:00 - 20:15

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  • BSL interpreted
  • Captioned
Frustrated by literature events not being made accessible, disabled writers Julie Farrell and Ever Dundas conceived the Inklusion Guide, a useful resource for event organisers. This event celebrating the launch of their guide is chaired by Sinéad...
 

The Evolution of Young Adult Literature

Friday 26 August 14:00 - 15:15

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What are the limits and boundaries of writing difficult themes in books for young adults? Join award-winning young adult authors Juno Dawson and Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé alongside literary agent Davinia Andrew-Lynch and social media consultant Jean...
 

Writing for Children: Diversity and Inclusion

Sunday 28 August 17:30 - 18:30

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Join A M Dassu, author of the award-winning book Boy, Everywhere and Fight Back and director of Inclusive Minds, Julie Farrell, author and co-founder of Inklusion, and Sally Polson, Editorial Director at Floris Books, for an enlightening conversation...