Romance Festival


Calling all romance lovers!

Join the Romance Festival 2014 on the weekend of the 7th and 8th of June to meet your favourite romantic fiction authors, chat to other readers and writers, and get the lowdown on the best in romance, all without leaving the comfort of your own home!

Register now!

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Saturday 7th June, 2014: Professional development day

  • Ask industry editors for tips and advice with our hourly #ScriptDoctor

    • YA #ScriptDoctor with Emily Thomas, publisher at Hot Key Books and Anna Baggaley, editor at Mira.

    • Women’s fiction #ScriptDoctor with Kimberley Young, publishing director at HarperCollins and Sally Williamson, editor at Mills & Boon.

    • Digital #ScriptDoctor with Charlotte Ledger, editor at HarperImpulse and Lucy Gilmour, editor at Carina.

  • Getting the most out of Goodreads

    • Twitter Q&A with Ami Greko, Book Marketing Strategist at Goodreads

  • Advice on how to work with literary agents

    • Twitter Q&A with Carole Blake, Literary agent, author of From Pitch to Publication.

  • Tips on how to get your book reviewed

    • Q&A with The Bookseller’s Carole Rentzenbrink

  • Tips from multi-million selling authors

    • Google Hangout with Barbara Freethy and Bella Andre

  • Advice for new authors

    • Q&A with Orna Ross, author and founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors.

  • How to create great book covers

    • Q&A with Kat Roden of Fixabook

  • Tips on making writing your career

    • Q&A with author and journalist Tess Stimson

  • Q&A with online retailers

    • Details tbc

  • More tips, advice, information on

    • Book marketing

    • Book PR

    • Journeys to publication

    • Writing serial romance

    • How to write a bonk-buster

    • How to use Pinterest

    • Legal issues authors face

    • Keeping up with the book business

    • Networking skills

    • How to use Wattpad

    • Using freelancers

    • Early stage of career

    • Screen play and novel writing tips

And much much more.

Sunday 8th June, 2014: Reader spotlight

If you love romance and erotic fiction and love authors, this is the day for you

  • Mhairi McFarlane will interview Jill Mansell and find out about her new book
  • Sheila O’Flanagan will be interviewed on Twitter
  • Google Hangout with Lindsey Kelk
  • RomCom Google Hangout with Katy Regan, Alexandra Brown, Mhairi McFarlane
  • Historical romance hour with your favourite authors
  • Witching hour with the best in paranormal romance
  • Romance in YA discussion hosted by Liz De Jager
  • Facebook chat with Marie Force
  • Love letters with Carmel Harrington
  • The men of romance session
  • Erotic hour
  • Discussion on the taboos in romance
  • Dating tips
  • Wedding advice from Samantha Birch
  • Plus loads of book give-aways and prizes.

The Romance Festival 2014 is brought to you by:

And supported by:

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