This event is curated by BolognaBookPlus, in collaboration with Argento Vivo
Self-publishing is fast becoming an accessible and respected route for new and aspiring Italian authors to get their work published. This new online event will guide aspiring authors through the knowledge and initial steps that are required to navigate the self-publishing journey.
Self-publishing is fast becoming an accessible and respected route for new and aspiring Italian authors to get their work published. There are ever-growing options of platforms and services available, and the successful self-published names are likely to get the attention of traditional publishers, and can result in hybrid options, creating wider audiences, recognition, and sales. Getting started is often the biggest challenge. This new online event will guide aspiring authors through the knowledge and initial steps that are required to navigate the self-publishing journey.
09:30Welcome And Introduction From Conference ChairCarmen Laterza
09:45THE SELF PUBLISHING MARKET IN ITALYCarmen Laterza
10:00THE SELF PUBLISHING MARKET IN THE UKJo Henry
10:15HOW THE PUBLISHING MARKET WORKS: DISTRIBUTION, PROMOTION AND SALESMarco Ghezzi
10:45PUBLISHING A BOOK: COMPARING OPTIONS AND HOW TO STARTEmanuele Properzi
11:30 short break
11:40MARKETING, PROMOTION, NETWORKING TO REACH YOUR READERSDavide Giansoldati
12.00... OR YOUR NEXT PUBLISHERRaffaello Avanzini
12:20UNDERSTANDING COPYRIGHT AND CONTRACT ESSENTIALSBeatrice Cunegatti
13:00 Audience Q&A
In the afternoon there will be workshops by the most important self-publishing platforms.
How to access the WEBINARS:
On Wednesday 16 morning, during the International Conference, participants will receive an e-mail with the 2 links to which they can connect in order to take part in all the scheduled afternoon meetings.
14:00 Publishing your book at 19,90 €? You can do it with Passione Scrittore Piero Rocchi, Vice president of Librai in Corso Sabrina Perrero, Sales and marketing at Passione Scrittore
15:00 How to choose self-publishing servicesEmanuele Properzi, Expert on self-publishing
16:00 Youcanprint, the selfpublishing with the supportAlessandro de Giorgi, Founder of Youcanprint
17:00 First steps on publishing with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Michela Marano, Program Manager per Kindle Direct Publishing
14:00 The potential of Kobo Writing Life Lucia Zitelli, Originals and Catalog Manager at Rakuten Kobo Inc. Italy
15:00 Streetlib, the platform for the production and publication of books in the worldGiacomo D'Angelo, CEO at StreetLib SRL
16:00 Ilmiolibro: how to publish and be discovered. The reason why we all have a story to tellAndrea Mastromattei, Product Manager at Gedi Gruppo Editoriale
17:00 Promote and tell your book Davide Giansoldati, Manager and digital strategist, speaker and storyteller, author and trainer
In 2019 Newton Compton joins the Mauri Spagnol publishing group, a union that will allow the publishing house to grow and innovate, to make Italians read more, in line with what has always been its mission.
Lawyer and founding partner of IT Law Firm, a law firm specialized in the fields of information technology. She is PhD in Legal informatics and computer law and contract professor in Copyright Law at the Master in publishing of the University of Milan La Statale. Authoress of monographic studies, essays and articles on the subjects of intellectual property and the information technology, she has recently published the book “Manuale del diritto d’autore” with Editrice Bibliografica (2020).
CEO at StreetLib - digital distribution services for the 21st century global publishing industry. Publisher of The New Publishing Standard, Publish Africa, Publish MENA and Publish Global.
At the age of 27 he founded Youcanprint, at which he is CEO, bringing Self-publishing to Italy. Its purpose and that of Youcanprint is to make the world a better place thanks to books.
He is the author of "Promuovere e raccontare i libri" podcast.
Jo Henry is Managing Director of the online book trade journal BookBrunch. She started in publishing at Victor Gollancz, becoming sales director in 1989. In 1995 she moved to Book Marketing Ltd. as managing director. Following the acquisition of BML by Publishing News in 2007 she also became MD of the PN Group. In 2010, on the closure of PN, BML was acquired by Bowker Market Research, which was in turn acquired by Nielsen Book in September 2013. At Nielsen Book she led the consumer insight service as VP of Insight and Analytics. She is co-founder of the Book Marketing Society and a former Chair of both the Book Society and the Book Trade Benevolent Society.
Michela Marano has been working at Amazon for four years, during which she has had the opportunity to play different roles within the company to learn as much as possible about Amazon clients and their needs. Michela has a degree in Business Administration in Italy, and a Master of Arts in Marketing and Innovation in Cambridge, UK. In her spare time, Michela loves to travel and create new adventures with her family and friends.
Since 2008 he has been working for the GEDI Group (formerly Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso - la Repubblica), where he is responsible for product development in the digital division, mainly in the books and entertainment area. Graduated in Political Science, before dedicating himself entirely to digital, he worked in communication and international topics.
Graduated in Communication Sciences, she reached the publishing world about ten years ago. The first part of the professional career focuses on the world of printed book production and digital content management in the perspective o multi-channel service(s).
With Passione Scrittore, she faces a new challenge by supporting the authors step by step in all the phases of the work. She also provides the technical information necessary for the preparation of files and the use of the e-commerce platform.
Emanuele Properzi is a publishing entrepreneur who’s been studying and practising self-publishing since 2009. He is editor of the websites ScrittoreVincente.com, SelfPublishingVincente.it and Bookness.it. Through his company, he provides self-publishing assistance services, as well as services on book marketing and ghost-writing, and self-publishing and marketing courses. He has helped to publish over 1,300 authors generating many success stories. More than 15,000 authors have subscribed to at least one of his courses.
Vice president of Librai in Corso, association for booksellers training; bookseller Consultant and Owner of D.u.press, Digital University Press, a publishing company university oriented born in Bologna that for some years has been working in academic publishing on the national territory
For 10 years Lucia Zitelli has been working in the field of digital publishing. After managing the catalogue and communication of an online library, she dedicated herself to following in first person authors and publishers to provide direct support for all aspects concerning the publication and distribution of their catalogue in ebooks and audiobooks. From September 2020 she is Originals & Catalog Manager of Kobo for Italy.