The full page advert in Writing magazine could hardly be missed. A conference with a choice of workshops on many different aspects of self-publishing is to be held in May. As I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel with my book, the timing is perfect. I checked out the website and found lots of free resources from the last two years' conferences. No writing was done for several hours as I instead spent my time reading up on the importance of metadata (something I'd never heard of before) and how to get libraries and booksellers to stock my book. I was convinced and handed sixty quid over to secure myself a place. I'm hoping for some good networking opportunities as well as useful workshops. It's also a good incentive to get on with my book. It'll need to be finished sharpish after the conference otherwise everything I'll have learnt will be out-of-date; things really do seem to move on that quickly these days.
The conference is taking place in Leicester, a city I haven't been to before and know very little about. So I'm going to make a weekend of it, meet a friend and do some exploring.
The website for the conference is here.