Abergavenny Writing Festival, Self-Publishing Workshop

YouCaxton is hosting a workshop on self-publishing at the Abergavenny Writing Festival on Thursday 2 April at 16.30. Writers will hear a series of short presentations on the self-publishing process, from editing through to the production of print-ready files and publication. The workshop will also cover eBooks and marketing. There will be limited time for questions but Bob Fowke, our managing editor, will stay after the workshop has finished and should be able to answer them then.

 

Topics to be covered will include:

1. Editing and why it matters. 2. Preparing the manuscript and thinking about the niche, 3. Design, layout and print-ready files, 4. Printing, publication and ISBNs, 6. Distribution through Amazon, online sales, and bookshops, 7. eBooks, 8. Pricing your book.

 

Self-Publishing Workshop Stafford

Bob Fowke, YouCaxton’s Managing Editor, will be hosting a workshop on self-publishing in Stafford Public Library on 13th May, 7.00-9.00 pm. With him will be Shirley McLellan of Perfect Proof, our associate editor.

 

This will be an opportunity to learn about all aspects of self-publishing from completing your manuscript to decisions about design and layout, through to publication and the final print-ready files. There will be a series of short presentations with plenty of opportunity for questions. If you have written a book or you are in the process of writing one, do come along.

 

Topics to be covered:

1. Editing and why it matters. 2. Preparing the manuscript and thinking about the niche, 3. Design, layout and print-ready files, 4. Printing, publication and ISBNs, 6. Distribution through Amazon, online sales, and bookshops, 7. eBooks, 8. Pricing your book.

 

Free. To reserve a place please contact:
email: Stafford.library@staffordshire.gov.uk or telephone 01785 278351.

 

Opium & Pagodas – Talk

Duel Avenue Calcutta

Bob Fowke, YouCaxton’s Managing Editor, will be giving a  talk entitled Opium & Pagodas Aspects of life in 18th Century India at the Church Barn, Bishop’s Castle, Sunday 23rd February at 2.00 pm,  admission free.

 

In July 1775, Maharaja Nuncomar and Joseph Fowke were tried in Calcutta for conspiracy against Governor Warren Hastings. Nuncomar was hanged for a parallel offence; Joseph got off with a fine of fifty rupees. Two years later, Philip Francis, Hastings’s chief opponent on the Council and a friend of Joseph, was caught in flagrante with a ladder beneath the bedroom of beautiful Mrs Grand, who went on to marry Prince Tallyrand while he was foreign minister to Napoleon. Two years after that, Francis challenged Hastings to a duel but neither man knew how to shoot a pistol and Francis was wounded but survived. In the meantime, Joseph gambled away his second fortune and sailed for home, having sold his Stradivarius cello and complaining about the new-fangled music of Haydn.

 

Life for British residents in Calcutta in the late eighteenth century was incestuous but colourful. Bob Fowke explores some aspects of this exotic world in his illustrated talk.

 

Kington, Book Reading at the Border Bean Café

Joanne McShane will be reading from her new novel, Honora and Arthur, the last Plantagenets, at the Border Bean café, in Kington on the mid-Wales border, on Wednesday 20th November at 3.00 pm. The book is a meticulously researched, fictionalised account of the life of Honora Grenville who married Arthur Plantagent during the reign of Henry VIII.

 

Self-Publishing Nottingham

YouCaxton Publications provides expert help to local writers.

We publish in all genres but specialise in niche-non-fiction, memoir and art books. Over the last year we’ve published fifty titles on a wide range of subjects, among them several biographies and local histories, books on aspects of medicine, and a history of Asia’s financial industry, as well as a number of novels and poetry anthologies. We’re always looking for new books.

If you have a book which is ready, or nearly ready, for publication, please contact us; we’ll be happy to discuss your project and suggest what publishing route to follow  – there’s no charge.

Our service is uniquely friendly to writers:
We can do the whole job for you or you can pick and mix from our services when you need help.
There are no contracts to tie you or your book to YouCaxton.
All of the costs are explained in advance so there are no surprises.
Our Print-On-Demand service means that you can order as many copies as you choose whenever you choose.
You retain copyright and all profits from sales.
We can help you to get your book onto Amazon and other online distributors as well as Kindle eBooks.
We supply ISBNs and barcodes free of charge and we can arrange for distribution through wholesalers.

Our services include:
Advice
Proof reading
Editing
Kindle eBooks
Amazon
Indexing
Book design
Cover design
Distribution
Short-run printing
Print management

 

 

Self Publishing Shropshire and West Midlands

 

litchfieldYouCaxton Publications provides expert help to local writers.

We publish in all genres but specialise in niche-non-fiction, memoir and art books. Over the last year we’ve published fifty titles on a wide range of subjects, among them several biographies and local histories, books on aspects of medicine, and a history of Asia’s financial industry, as well as a number of novels and poetry anthologies. We’re always looking for new books.

If you have a book which is ready, or nearly ready, for publication, please contact us; we’ll be happy to discuss your project and suggest what publishing route to follow  – there’s no charge.

Our service is uniquely friendly to writers:
We can do the whole job for you or you can pick and mix from our services when you need help.
There are no contracts to tie you or your book to YouCaxton.
All of the costs are explained in advance so there are no surprises.
Our Print-On-Demand service means that you can order as many copies as you choose whenever you choose.
You retain copyright and all profits from sales.
We can help you to get your book onto Amazon and other online distributors as well as Kindle eBooks.
We supply ISBNs and barcodes free of charge and we can arrange for distribution through wholesalers.

Our services include:
Advice
Proof reading
Editing
Kindle eBooks
Amazon
Indexing
Book design
Cover design
Distribution
Short-run printing
Print management

 

 

Stiperstones

borders of myth

Nigel Sustins will be reading from his new collection The Borders of Myth: Poems of Shropshire and Wales at Shrewsbury Library, Castle Gates, on 23rd July at 7.30 p.m.  Historical characters such as Charles Darwin, Mary Webb, Lord Talbot Earl of Shrewsbury, Jane Hill of Hawkstone, Philip Sidney and Wilfred Owen are taken ‘over the border’ into myth and legend. There will also be readings of two new poems about Hilda Murrell and Robert Cadman.