Hear from the people who know at this ABSW panel event, including:
Royal Society Book Prize Winner: Philip Ball
New York Times bestselling author and Royal Society Book Prize Shortlistee: Jo Marchant
Editing and Publishing expert Robin Dennis, who has worked on four books longlisted for the Royal Society Prize, three shortlisted books, and one winner
Tom Standage, deputy editor of The Economist, and author of six books blending technology and history, including two New York Times bestsellers.
Jessica Woollard is a literary agent at David Higham Associates representing narrative non-fiction and international fiction. Her authors include Jo Baker, Rob Cowen, Stanley Donwood, Charles Foster, Paul Kingsnorth, Robert Macfarlane, Fred Pearce and Merlin Sheldrake.
18:30 for 19:00 February 22nd 2018
Location: The Francis Crick Institute
1 Midland Road
London NW1 1AT
Writing a book is a life goal for many science writers – but is just getting published enough? How do you go about writing a book that people actually want to read – and in doing so, pay you enough to cover your costs? What are the key steps in planning and deciding what to write about? How do you keep people interested? Should you find an agent? What should you expect in terms of advances and royalties from publishers? What about self-publishing? We’ll put all these questions and more to our panel to help you enhance your chances of being a future prize-winner – or at least earning the equivalent of minimum wage from your efforts.
This event is free to ABSW members but you need to register to attend. Registration for this event closes at midday on Friday 16 February 2018.