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Eighth 'Author School Day' Scheduled In London - November 12th #PressPass

Honest, realistic, helpful advice for just 25 authors at The Author School Day, November 12th2018

London, United Kingdom, 3rdOctober 2018:The Author School ( willhost its eighth ‘Author School Day' at Citizen M, Bankside, London, on Monday 12thNovember, providing bespoke guidance to authors to help them make the optimum decisions for their long-term author career. Guest speakers include literary agent Ella Kahn, co-founder of DKW, Aimee Felone of Knights Of, and Toyin Ayinde, Film and TV production manager at BFI & BAFTA.

Created in 2015 by Trailblazer of the Year (London Book Fair 2018) and author Abiola Bello and Helen Lewis, director of award-winning book publicity firm Literally PR Ltd, The Author School has a proven track-record of offering a fun, intimate, safe-space for a maximum of 25 authors to connect with experts in the industry prepared to give honest, realistic and targeted advice. The small group size ensures every author can be heard and questions can be tailored to individual's needs.

From first-time writers to best-selling authors, the Author School Day includes a series of interactive and enjoyable classes on myriad topics including working with an editor, pitching to a literary agent, understanding the different routes to publish a book, PR and marketing top tips, social media strategies, and much more.


This November, four attendees will be able to pitch their latest idea to leading literary agent, Ella Kahn, co-founder and literary agent at DKW, during the lunch break. This is a unique chance to get real-time feedback on your book idea! Tickets will go on sale for just £15 on 12thOctober and the link to buy will be made available to everyone who has already purchased a ticket to The Author School before 11thOctober.


One of the most popular workshops within the Author School Day is ‘The Author Journey'. The upcoming event will hear from Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House (HarperCollins), Siobhan Curham, author of Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow (Walker Books), and Dominic Selwood, author of The Sword of Moses (Canelo) - sharing the highs and lows of their author journeys.

Helen Lewis, co-founder of The Author School, who runs the PR and marketing class, said: "The publishing industry can be overwhelming and mysterious, full of challenges and loopholes, but it can also be a wonderful opportunity for writers to share their talents and reach new audiences. It's all about knowing what to spend your time and money on, making the right decisions for you and your book from an informed position, and constantly learning. The beauty of The Author School is that it's applicable to all authors - regardless of where they're at in their author journey - and there's always so much more to learn."

Abiola Bello, co-founder of The Author School, who will be joined by Aimee Felone of Knights Of for the publishing landscape session, said: "Running the full day at The Author School is one of my favourite things. I love hearing from the speakers and there is always new things to gain from the day. When we get emails from authors that attended that they now have a publishing deal or signed to an agent, it literally makes our day!"

Notes to editors:

Two press passes are available upon Tickets are available for sale now - the sooner you buy the cheaper the price of the ticket! The £50 and £55 tickets have now sold out. Tickets for £60 - £70 are currently available. Classes are limited to just 25 people.

Helen Lewis and Abiola Bello are the co-founders of indie publishing house, Hashtag Press, which is responsible for best-selling titles including Was This In The Plan? by Stephanie Nimmo, The MANScriptby Julia Keys & Jacqui Coles, and A Girl Behind Dark Glasses by Jessica Taylor-Bearman. Hashtag Press has 10 books scheduled for release in 2019. Titles due for release before the end of 2018 include Goodbye Daisy by Stephanie Nimmo and My Freedom Diary & Journal by Julia Keys & Jacqui Coles. Press enquiries