On Tuesday 4th December Candy Jar Books hosted its first self-publishing workshop. Twenty participants attended the day, which had sessions on editing, social marketing, cover design and how to get started as a self-published author. The course was fully booked and participants came from all over South Wales to learn about self-publishing from the Candy Jar team.
|Some of our workshop participants and South Wales Short Story Competition winners |
(L-R Carly Holmes, Laura Foakes, Stella Wells, Jane Fraser and Noelle Bryant)
The day was a great success, with participants leaving glowing comments:
“Thank you once again for giving me the opportunity to attend yesterday's workshop.
It was motivational to hear from other writers and has certainly given me much to think about.”
“By the way, forgot to say a big 'thank you' for putting on the workshop and what you are doing. How kind of you - lunch, opportunity to have some work read and feedback etc.”
“Thank you so much for putting on such an interesting and thought provoking workshop yesterday! It was lovely to meet you all as well. Despite feeling a bit under the weather with a sore throat I really enjoyed the day, and it's given me plenty to think about!”
As the day was such a success, we hope to run a similar workshop in 2013 – watch this space!