Congratulations to author Tom Meyers for a great book launch event in the famous Red Lion Bookshop in Colchester, his hometown, on Saturday 21st July. Despite it being a roasting hot day, the events space was packed with the entire Red Lion team there to support him. Publisher Chris Day of Filament travelled from Croydon to recognise Tom and his new book.  Particular thanks to the founder of Red Lion, Peter Donaldson, plus Margaret Kay and Jo Coldwell who made everyone so welcome. With big features about Tom in both the local papers, it is not surprising there was so much interest. READ MORE

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Why come to our monthly AuthorCraft events?

There are many good reasons for coming to our regular AuthorCraft events at the Institute of Directors. Even without our line-up of interesting and informative speakers, there is much to be gained by meeting up with fellow authors, sharing experiences and learning from each other. There is never enough time to make all the mistakes yourself so learn from the mistakes of others! Since I founded AuthorCraft in 2012, our monthly events have brought some amazing people together in the one space.  Best-selling authors, international experts, editors, proofreaders, graphic artists, web designers, illustrators, and many more. All of them are there to share their knowledge and experience. Of particular value are the author journeys that have been shared on stage. Many of them have been moving, funny, informative or inspiring. In some cases, all of the above.  My philosophy is to give all of our authors the opportunity to speak and share their stories. Are you ready to share yours?


Congratulations to Barbara Angela Kealy, author of the thriller Double Deception and Joan Collins lookalike artist, for her interview on ITV’s This Morning with Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford. She is at Waterstones in Piccadilly for a celebration event on Thursday 17th May at 6 pm in Cafe W on the mezzanine floor accompanied by other lookalike artists include Marilyn Monroe.

Meet our Dream Team of experts

Meet our team: Wendy Yorke; book designer, Clare Clarke; publisher, Chris Day; web developer, Emma Fletcher; qualified proofreader and Production Manage,r Zara Thatcher; specialist book publicist, Helen Lewis; editor and copywriter, Joan Grady; editor and writer, Liz Sheppard-Jones; writer and editor, D Michelle Gent; marketing expert and author, Dee Blick; production and events, Mike Goss. It is our team that delivers our promises.

All the expertise you need to successfully turn your manuscript into a stunning book, raise your profile, and turn your knowledge into income.

In addition, we have a valued outsource team of other specialists that we work with regularly who we can call on to spread the load. We always have the capacity to help, even at busy times.

We recognise that today’s authors need to be proficient in a wide range of skills to build a following, and to raise their profile in all the social media platforms, so we provide opportunities for authors to learn and become self-sufficient as author-preneurs. It is not just what you get, as what you become.