image for Literary Event item typeSelf-publishing with Karen Inglis at Barnes Green

Literary Event, Sat 12 May 2018


Barnes Kids Literature Festival


Church Road,

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Are you an aspiring children’s author who can’t find a home for you story? Or perhaps you’re already published but curious to understand more about your other choices?

In this 90-minute session Karen Inglis will introduce you to the key options for self-publishing in print and for Kindle/eReaders, as well as giving tips on how to find and work with illustrators, editors and formatters and – crucially – how to get your self-published book into young readers’ hands (Hint: this is the most challenging part of the process!)

She will also provide an overview of self-publishing costs and royalties and explain how to spot and avoid unscrupulous self-publishing services whose only aim is to take your money.

Karen regularly goes into schools with her six titles and is Children’s Advisor at the Alliance of Independent Authors. Her time travel adventure, The Secret Lake, continues to be her best seller both in the UK and USA and has now been enjoyed by over 7,000 readers. Karen has been praised by teachers, librarians and reading charities for producing fun, fast-paced stories that keep the most reluctant of readers turning the pages.

Karen’s title ‘Self-publishing and Marketing Children’s Books’ is due out in early May 2018. With a fair wind it will be on sale on the day!

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 12 May 2018 11:30 to 13:00


Suitable for ages 16+
Tickets £5 per person



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Map reference: TQ 219764  Lat: 51.47348 Long: -0.24588

Train: Barnes Bridge or Barnes (South West Trains from London Waterloo; 7 trains per hour)
Underground: Hammersmith, and from there frequent buses 209, 284 or 419 will take you to Barnes Bridge in 10 - 20 minutes. Buses run every 3 minutes, and depart from stop J, K or S.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Barnes Bridge station