A new series of online masterclasses for authors from Publishing Talk to help you reach your full potential.
The Publishing Talk Masterclasses are a new series of online masterclasses for authors: talks, interviews, seminars, workshops and lectures on topics from becoming a bestseller to being a more productive writer to perfecting your submission to agents. Packed with insights, advice and value to help you become a successful author – with the chance to put your questions to the experts.
You can join our masterclasses from anywhere in the world – and there’s access to a video replay too, if you miss anything. We also make the video replays and any PDF handouts included available to our Patrons – who also get discounts. Masterclasses take place online, via Zoom. Each lasts around 90 minutes, including time for questions, and starts at 6:30pm UK time. Each masterclass is priced at £10-£30 (or equivalent in your currency).
Online masterclasses for authors by industry insiders
Our speakers include bestselling authors, agents, publishers and industry experts. They’ll lift the lid on the publishing industry and advise you on how to become a bestseller, how to self-publish, how to get an agent and a traditional publishing deal, how to work with editors, how to be a more productive writer, and more.
New events will be listed on this page – and make sure you sign up to our newsletter to be the first to hear about new masterclasses as they’re announced. You can also read more detail about individual masterclasses.
Hope to see you at a masterclass soon!
Forthcoming Masterclasses for 2021
Online, Weds 28 Jul 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm UK time (BST)
Want to top the Kindle charts? Let self-publishing sensation Nicola May show you how! We’re delighted to welcome Nicola May back for a return visit for her insightful advice into the secrets of successful self-publishing.
This is your chance to learn from the #1 Kindle bestselling author of The Cornershop in Cockleberry Bay, including her top marketing tips – and what it takes to be a bestselling author. Read more or book online.
Online, Weds 15 Sep 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm UK time
Scott Pack returns for his popular masterclass on how to submit successfully to agents and publishers. Join us for straightforward, practical advice on how to put together your proposal and query letter to maximise your chances of success. Includes a FREE chapter from Scott’s book Tips from a Publisher: A Guide to Writing, Editing, Submitting and Publishing Your Book. There’s also a chance to get live feedback on your pitch, if you’re feeling brave! Read more or book online.
Online, Weds 10 Feb 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm UK time
Want to get a publishing deal? First you need an agent! Join Scott Pack for straightforward advice on how to put together your proposal and query letter to maximise your chances of success. Includes a FREE chapter from Scott’s book Tips from a Publisher: A Guide to Writing, Editing, Submitting and Publishing Your Book. There’s also a chance to get live feedback on your pitch, if you’re feeling brave!
Online, Weds 06 Jan 2021, 6:30pm – 8:00pm UK time
Struggling to find the time to write? Want to write more in 2021? You don’t need a New Year’s resolution: you need a sustainable writing habit! Join Bec Evans of Prolifiko for the inspiration, advice, tips and tricks you need to start – and keep – writing in 2021.
Online, Weds 09 Dec 2020, 6:30pm – 8:00pm UK time
Want to top the Kindle charts? Let self-publishing sensation Nicola May show you how! This is your chance to learn from the #1 Kindle bestselling author of The Cornershop in Cockleberry Bay, including her path to bestseller success, Nicola’s top marketing tips, and what it takes to be a bestseller.
What people are saying about our masterclasses on Twitter
“You’re more likely to write if you feel good about yourself”
– Bec Evans
— Miriam Pelusi (@MiriamPelusi) January 7, 2021
Feeling SUPER inspired after a wonderful online masterclass with the one & only @nicolamay1 🥳🥳🥳
Amazing. So happy I signed up!
Thank you so much, Nicola! pic.twitter.com/HkcRKriUXT
— Isabella May (@IsabellaMayBks) December 9, 2020
— Lizzie Chantree (@Lizzie_Chantree) December 10, 2020
— Elaine Spires (@ElaineSWriter) December 9, 2020