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Secrets to Becoming a Published Author

12 September 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

£30.00 – £40.00

Secrets to Becoming a Published Author

A ConsciousCafe workshop for prospective published authors

Are you an author? Would you like to become a published author? Should you offer your book to a traditional publisher or should you become a self-publisher? How do you promote and market your work?  What do you need to know about publishing and publicity?

All these and many other questions will be answered in our publishing workshop which will include:

  • How to find the right publisher for your work
  • How to build your marketing platform
  • How to present your work to a publisher
  • How to self-publish successfully
  • How to promote your book
  • And much, much more

Our speakers have a huge amount of knowledge and experience and they will be sharing the secrets behind their publishing success with you.

The book you were born to write

Free download of The Book You Were Born to Write by Nick Williams for every participant who attends the workshop

Nick Williams is an internationally renowned speaker, mentor and best-selling author of thirteen books including The Work We Were Born To Do. Four books have been with major publishers and nine have been a combination of self-publishing and working with small publishers. His books have been translated into seven languages. 

He has been invited to work with such diverse household names such as IKEA, BT, BBC, Merrill Lynch, The Met Police, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and a number of NHS trusts, as well as leadership organisations like The Institute of Leadership. He is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences, and has been involved in around 2,000 media features.

He has spent over 20 years as a coach, adviser, friend, mentor, spiritual advisor and encourager to leaders and emergent leaders in the areas of business, the media and entertainment, the law, personal and spiritual growth, academia and retail.

Chantal Cooke is an award winning journalist and broadcaster – turned PR guru.

Chantal worked as a journalist / presenter for over 25 years, reporting from all over the world including Bosnia and Northern Ireland and has written many travel articles.

In 2002 she set up the UK’s first ethical radio station; PASSION for the PLANET and attracted an audience of over 100k. In 2010 Chantal founded a boutique PR agency specialising in small businesses (Panpathic) and authors (The Book Booster). Chantal’s focus is helping authors attract the attention of journalists and new readers.

Chantal is author of “The Authority Guide to Marketing Your Business Book” and “PR Demystified – how to get free publicity by giving journalists what they really need

Chantal is an experienced presenter and regularly delivers training at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the British Council.

Twitter: @ChantalCooke / @TheBookBooster


Judy Piatkus, entrepreneur and publishing expert,  founded Piatkus Books from her bedroom and grew it to become one of the most successful independent UK publishing companies.  She has published every kind of general non-fiction including biography, memoir, history, food and drink (including 14 titles by Mary Berry) and humour.  Piatkus Books was especially credited for being a pioneer in the areas of business, self-help, personal development and mind, body and spirit. Judy is also an expert in publishing commercial fiction and brought many novels by internationally renowned authors to the UK.  Judy successfully sold the company to Little Brown who continue to publish under the Piatkus imprint. She continues to be a publishing consultant. 



Cancellation policy

If you cancel up to 72 hours before the event we can either refund your money, less 10% admin costs, or you can have a full credit for a future ConsciousCafe event to be used within two years.



Park Crescent Conference Centre
229 Great Portland Street
London, W1W 5PN United Kingdom
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