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The UK's Leading Self-Publishing Event for Authors

Now in its 10th year, the conference brings authors together with experts to learn, network and be inspired.


14th September 2024


College Court


Leicester, UK

Partnered with

The Book Guild
Troubador Publishing
Neilsen book data
Writers & Artists

The Self-Publishing Conference is the UK’s longest-established dedicated self-publishing event. In this, its 10th year, the conference offers authors a chance to find out about a wide range of publishing options, to hear from and question those who work within the thriving self-publishing world and network with fellow authors, many of whom will already be experienced self-publishers.


Why should you attend?

The informal event aims to educate, inform and inspire authors who are self-publishing their work, or who are considering it as a route to publication. The day attracts a wide variety of authors, from fiction to children’s, non-fiction to business, and the day is structured so that delegates can choose the sessions that are of the most relevance to them.


As well as the sessions throughout the day, authors will have plenty of opportunities to network, ask questions of experts and connect with fellow authors for a day full of knowledge gathering.

  • Keynote


    1. My Journey from Olympic Gold to Self-Publishing Success

      My Journey from Olympic Gold to Self-Publishing Success

      Ben Hunt-Davis MBE

      Olympic gold medallist and author of Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?

  • Plenary


    1. Q&A with Jericho Writers: How to be a Successful Self-Published Author

      Q&A with Jericho Writers: How to be a Successful Self-Published Author

      Debbie Young

      Self-publishing expert, Jericho Writers

  • What does the day include?

    Sessions run by experts

    Sessions run by experts

    Our experts come from a variety of areas of the self-publishing world. From editors to authors, designers to metadata professionals, the experts we gather, combined with the team from Troubador Publishing, offer a wide range of insights for authors.

    Networking with like-minded authors

    Networking with like-minded authors

    Authors that attend can expect to be part of a group of enthusiastic, interesting and motivated authors across all genres. There will be multiple points throughout the day where you'll take a break from sessions to spend time chatting with other authors about their publishing journey so far and exchange ideas on where to go next.

    Great food and freebies

    Great food and freebies

    Learning from experts in the sessions and getting to know other authors is surprisingly hard work. So, we make sure that we always line up a delicious hot lunch alongside snacks and coffee throughout the day. Plus each author will take away a bag full of freebies.

    What have delegates said about the conference?

    For anyone with a curiosity about publishing a book and getting your work out there this is an event not to be missed. There are world class speakers who are experts in their fields, authors galore who have been through the process and sharing of best practice that makes the buzz and atmosphere one of enthusiasm and encouragement. It’s infectious.

    Andy Mullaney
    Andy Mullaney

    Author of Didn't Anyone Ever Tell You? It's All A Game!

    The conference has now twice, for me, been a chance to meet and get to know other indie authors and to feel inspired amongst like-minded writers who’ve made the active decision to not be traditionally published. The team are all aiming for the same thing; it’s patently obvious they want their authors to be excited about their novels and non-fiction work.

    Kate Baker
    Kate Baker

    Author of Maid of Steel

    A fantastic, friendly day with lots of extremely useful sessions covering a wide variety of topics. It is also a great opportunity to chat with other writers and industry experts. I would highly recommend the annual conference for anyone thinking about publishing, whatever the genre.

    J D Pullan
    J D Pullan

    Author of I'm Going to Find You

    Whether you are a new or a seasoned writer, the self-publishing conference should feature on your yearly events calendar. It's an opportunity to find out more about the publishing world and to meet people at different stages of their writing journey. You'll leave the event feeling empowered and with a clearer understanding of how to navigate your publishing journey.
    M G Vaciago
    M G Vaciago
    Author of the Big Little Voice® series

    For me, the conference is a highlight of my year as an author, reinvigorating and refreshing my passion for writing novels. Its value lies not only in the dynamic and informative seminars and talks, but in the chance to network and talk with others who are similarly enthusiastic about writing in the most friendly and inclusive of environments.

    Jude Hayland
    Jude Hayland

    Author of Miller Street SW22

    All in all, a wonderful event, and one I would fully recommend to any writers thinking about the next step into the publishing world, whether that is through self-publishing, hybrid-publishing or even traditional publishing route.

    Iain Kelly
    Iain Kelly

    Author of The Barra Boy

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