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Berwick Literary Festival: Alistair McCleery (talk) 'What Are Authors Worth?'

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Berwick Literary Festival: Alistair McCleery (talk) 'What Are Authors Worth?'

Eastern Lane
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
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01289 330999

Berwick Literary Festival: Alistair McCleery (talk) 'What Are Authors Worth?'

Overview

Berwick Literary Festival returns for its third year. Alistair McCleery, Director of the Scottish Centre for the Book at Edinburgh Napier University, returns to the Berwick-upon-Tweed Literary Festival to pose two related questions: how much do writers earn from their writing and how much do we value them? Professor McCleery provides details of the earnings of authors, examines the economics of self-publishing, and offers an insight into the general circumstances of writing as a career in 2016. The roles that authors themselves must play in the promotion of their books and their own brand, including the exploitation of social media, has resulted in a new generation of ‘authorpreneurs’ whose characteristics he outlines. He moves from the purely financial aspects of an authorial career to consider how much as a society we value writers and whether there are ways to support them that would reflect our valuation. Professor McCleery’s recent publications include Penguin in Africa (PCS 2015) and the chapter on ‘Publishing’ in The Cambridge Companion to the Book (CUP 2015).
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The Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Berwick-upon-Tweed (Entertainment)

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Berwick Literary Festival: Alistair McCleery (talk) 'What Are Authors Worth?'

Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1AJ

01289 330999

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