The Liverpool Virtual Book Fair
Saturday 19th July. Central Library, 4th Floor, William Brown Street, Liverpool
Writing on the Wall brings you Liverpool's first Virtual Book Fair as part our city's International Festival of Business. We will be introducing an exciting selection of writers and publishers who work across a range of platforms in publishing, self-publishing and digital publishing.
Taking place in the stunning atrium of Liverpool's Central Library, Writing on the Wall will host a day of interactive, hands-on readings, discussion and interactions with those at the top of their games in publishing.
With an introduction by Downtown in Business Director, Frank Mckenna, The Virtual Book Fair will explore business models of online publishing and encompass publishing powerhouses such as Anna Rafferty, whose innovation during her time as managing director of Penguin Digital showed different ways of marketing books to a fast-paced population, and Linda Bennett, director and editor of Crime at Salt Publishing, who will speak about the ways authors today can put themselves on the literary map.
Jim Hinks of Comma Press will be introducing his app LitNav. From your fingertips you can read and travel the world via their collection of short stories. Designed with commuters in mind, these bite-sized gems will take you on the alternative route. Liverpool to Venice to Zurich, where do you want to go next?
Beth Reekles wrote her first novel aged 15 which she self-published on Watt Pad, after it received 19 million views; she signed a three book deal with Random House. Liverpool's Virtual Book Fair is delighted to introduce Beth Reekles to the stage to discuss her self-published success and the impact that self-published authors are having on the way we read now.
- Twitter haiku - writing competition
- Live station of new, interactive novels for virtual readers
- Webinars streamed from digital publishers across the globe
- Kids Dome - Interactive Storytelling pod
Come down the Writing on the Wall's Virtual Book Fair as part of the Culture programme for the International Festival of Business.
For the full programme, please click here.
Everyone who attends will be entered into a draw for special prizes - including a Kindle!
All for free!