Nia Beynon

Friday 19 May 2023

10:45 to 11:45


What’s it like to have a publishing deal? How does your agent support you? How does the agent and publisher work together? And what are everyone’s obligations in The Chain of getting your book written, edited and on that shelf? Join author Kate Poels who attended last year’s I Am Writing Festival as a delegate, and is now joined by her agent Amanda Preston and publisher Nia Beynon from Boldwood Books to let you in on what happens behind the scenes, why publication takes so long and how a 5-book deal like Kate’s can be achieved! The three of them will be on hand to take your questions.Amanda Preston has been a literary agent for over 20 years and co-founded LBA in 2005. She won the RNA Literary Agent of the Year award in 2018. 

Friday 19 May 2023

11:45 to 12:45


So you’ve written your book…but what next? In this talk Emily Ruston and Nia Beynon from Boldwood Books will discuss the advantages of working with a global independent publisher. Whether you are a debut writer, smashing it as a self published author or an established author looking for a new career move, we’ll take you through what a publisher can offer you and your writing career.

Nia Beynon is Publishing / Sales & Marketing Director at Boldwood Books, a global independent commercial fiction publisher launched in 2019 and winner of Independent Publisher of the Year at the Independent Publishing Awards in 2022. Previous to Boldwood, Nia was Head of Digital Publishing, HQ at HarperCollins where she ran the digital-first imprint, HQ Digital, and Digital Sales Director at Head of Zeus. She was named a Bookseller Rising Star in 2020.