This picture shows Scott Pack who often hosts writing events for I Am In Print at the annual I Am Writing Festival or inside The Writing Sphere.

Scott Pack

Friday 19 May 2023 - 15:00 to 16:00


In the past couple of years, Artificial Intelligence has come to the fore in many walks of life, but what impact will it have on the book world? Scott Pack will examine AI’s position in publishing right now, explore its potential benefits and drawbacks for the future and will attempt to create some AI-generated content from your prompts and suggestions.

Saturday 20 May 2023 - 11:45 to 12:45


How many copies does a bestseller actually sell? What sort of advances to authors get paid? How much does it cost to publish a book? How much money does a typical author earn? Publishing is an industry built on words but driven by numbers. Scott Pack will explore these numbers in an entertaining and eye-opening talk.

Saturday 20 May 2023 - 14:00 to 15:00


Join bestselling author Nicola May, and veteran publisher Scott Pack, as they discuss the pros and cons of self-publishing your work compared to life as a traditionally published author. Nicola and Scott have had books published through both channels and promise to be very indiscreet, and reveal some trade secrets, in this frank and open conversation.

Scott Pack is now in his third decade working in the book world. During that time he has been head of buying for Waterstones, worked for publishers big and small – including a lengthy spell at HarperCollins – and taught numerous workshops on classes on all aspects of writing. These days he splits his time between writing his own books, editing other people’s, teaching the editors of tomorrow as part of the Oxford Brookes University MA in Publishing, and he is one of the question setters for BBC’s Mastermind. His latest book, Tips from a Publisher, is out now.