How to Get Published – Speakers

How to Get Published - Speakers

Our confirmed speakers for How to Get Published on Sat 9th Feb, 2019 at Foyles in London include the following. Find out more about our programme, and book online.

Molly Flatt

Molly Flatt is an author and Associate Editor of FutureBook. She writes about tech, culture and publishing for the likes of the Guardian and the BBC. Her début novel, The Charmed Life of Alex Moore, is an adventure set between the startups of Old Street and the wilds of Orkney.

Find out more at, and follow her on Twitter at @mollyflatt.

Jacq Burns

Jacq Burns is a literary agent, founder of London Writers’ Club and author of Write a Bestseller. She previously commissioned books at Random House and HarperCollins.

She works with both fiction and non-fiction, and has also ghosted a wide range of subjects and written a series of humorous books under a pseudonym. Follow her on Twitter at @writersclub.

Scott Pack

Scott Pack was head of buying for Waterstones, then a publisher at HarperCollins. He now acquires books for Unbound and Eye & Lightning Books and works as a freelance editor. He is also one of the question setters for the BBC quiz show Impossible. Twice a year he hosts a Guardian Masterclass on pitching your book, the content of which has been adapted into an ebook, How to Perfect Your Submission. Follow him at @meandmybigmouth.

Debbie Young

Debbie Young is a self-published author and Author Advice Center Manager for The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). Her books include the Sophie Sayers Village Mystery series. She also founded and runs a one-day literature festival in the Cotswolds, and two writers’ groups, one in Bristol and the other in Cheltenham. Find out more at and follow her on Twitter at @DebbieYoungBN.

Anna LewisAnna Lewis is a publishing entrepreneur and consultant with over 10 years of experience, connecting authors, publishers and readers through technology. She is the co-founder of, a publishing platform which enables writers to publish their work online and in paperback, and link into a community of readers.

Follow her on Twitter at @anna_cn and read her articles on Publishing Talk.

Nick CoveneyNick Coveney, is Publisher Relations and Content Lead at Rakuten Kobo, one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services, with more than 5m ebooks and magazines, award-winning e-readers and top-ranking apps.

He was previously digitalinnovation director at HarperCollins, and head of digital and social media at Bonnier Publishing. Follow him on Twitter at @nmjcoveney.

Clare ChristianClare Christian launched RedDoor Publishing in 2014, as a ‘hybrid’ publisher, combining elements of traditional and self-publishing. She previously worked as a publishing consultant and, before that, for a number of large publishers including Hodder, Orion, John Wiley and Pearson before co-founding The Friday Project in 2005, which was sold to HarperCollins in 2008. Follow her on Twitter at @RedDoorBooks.

Liz FenwickLiz Fenwick is the award-winning author of six novels set in Cornwall – the most recent of which is One Cornish Summer – plus a novella, A Cornish Christmas Carol. She is currently writing her next book, A Path To The Sea, due out in 2019.

Find out more at and follow her on Twitter at @liz_fenwick.


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