We’re big fans of our friends at BooksGoSocial, and this weekend they’ll be amongst the headline experts at the 2017 Dublin Writers’ Conference. When they asked if they could take over the blog for a few minutes to fill you in on the happening at this year’s shindig, we just couldn’t refuse – especially when they revealed the fantastic prize package up for grabs to all attendees.

To get you up to speed, here’s BooksGoSocial’s author support and marketing strategist, Elisabeth Schaffalitzky. Take it away, Elisabeth!

The 3rd Annual Dublin Writers’ Conference takes place this year on the weekend of 23rd – 25th June, in The Academy Plaza Hotel, Findlater Place, Dublin 1, Ireland.

The conference gathers self-published and traditionally published authors together for panel sessions on the craft of writing, the business of publishing and the tricky world of self-promotion.

This year the conference theme is Unlock Your Potential. To help writers do exactly what this theme describes, we’ve curated a lively programme of speakers… but don’t worry if you can’t make it to Dublin, because we’ve made sure online access, with recordings and live sessions, is also available at an amazing low price!

Hollywood producer Ken Atchity, New York Time Best-selling author Heather Graham, ALLi founder Orna Ross, and BooksGoSocial founder Laurence O’Bryan will be joined by acclaimed authors, writing professors and publishing insiders to discuss topics like the Critical Elements of Storytelling, the Evolving Business of Publishing, and the all-important Book Marketing Secrets.

Patricia Gibney, the new Irish crime author taking the US, UK and worldwide Amazon charts by storm – selling over 250,000 ebooks in two months during 2017 – will also be on board to reveal exactly how she orchestrated her success.

This is a genuine opportunity to hear from proven experts and veterans of the self-publishing world, and gain practical insights into how publishing is changing and developing in the here and now.

In addition, Ken Atchity will be hosting an exciting Pitch a Producer session – ideal for anyone who thinks they’ve a great idea for the screen, and would like some feedback from a professional who’s produced more than 30 TV and film productions from his base in Los Angeles.

If you think you have an idea in the wings that could knock this producer’s socks off, this event could be the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you’ve been waiting for!  And even if you don’t make your own pitch, you’ll be able to watch the pitch sessions and enjoy Ken’s insights and feedback online from the comfort of your own home.

We’re passionate about opening up the world of publishing to as many people as possible – and to put our money where our mouth is as part of the conference, all physical attendees have the chance to win a superb $649-value competition prize so they can truly Unlock their Potential.

To find out more about the conference, the competition prize, and to book your tickets, check out our website here.

You’ll discover the full programme outline for the weekend as well as more details about our speakers. If you opt for the online access offer, you’ll also have the ability to watch your recordings at any time throughout 2017, so get yourself booked in now and you can catch up whenever you like.

The Dublin Writers’ Conference is also a superb way to network with writers and share your publishing experiences, so don’t be afraid to come say hello once you get there! Can’t wait to see you!

Elisabeth Schaffalitzky – Author Support and Marketing Strategist, BooksGoSocial.com

Working with BooksGoSocial, Elisabeth helps independent authors use social media to build their following and sell more books. She has a PhD in Psychology, and previously worked in academia and the Irish health service before pursuing a career in digital marketing and project management.