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Publishing Revolution Masterclass

Independent magazines are booming, but these creative and exciting publications are fraught with challenges. At this two-day event, we will offer practical advice for successful publishing.

What to expect?

From the flourishing zine culture to the digital publishing boom, there has never been a better time to publish your own independent magazine. But with so many on the market, how can you ensure yours makes an impact?

Led by Steve Watson, founder of magazine distributor Stack, this two day course focused on developing your ideas into a successful publication. Through guest lectures and workshops, participants explored the creative and commercial challenges of independent publishing in all its stages.

Topics explored included design and editorial, building an audience, useful resources, getting into print and much more.

Booking information

Adult £125 , Student £100 , Member £75*

Become a Member and receive 50% off the ticket price and 5 days priority booking on events.

*Please note that lunch is not included in the price of the ticket.


Steven Watson

Steven Watson is the founder of Stack, the service that delivers a different independent magazine every month

DAY ONE: How to Develop Your Idea

10:30 - 11:00 – Attendee Registration

11:00 - 12:30 – Attendee presentation and discussion of publication ideas. All stages of progress welcome.

12:30 - 13:30 – Break

13:30 - 14:15 – Introduction to independent publishing by Steven Watson

14:15 - 15:00 – Ideas Development Workshop

15:00 - 15:30 - Break

15:30 - 16:30 – Presentation by Jack Self, editor and founder of award winning magazine Real Review, about the ideas that drive his magazine

16:30 - 17:00 – Concluding remarks

DAY TWO: How to Create A Successful Publication

10:30 – 11:30 – Ideas Development Workshop

11:30 – 12:30 – Presentation by Danny Miller, CEO of Human after All and publisher of Weapons of Reason, sharing his insights into publishing

12:30 – 13:30 - Break

13:30 – 14:30 – Presentation by Molly Taylor and Megan Conery of Hotdog magazine, on overcoming the initial challenges in magazine publishing.

14:30 – 15:00 – Ideas Development Workshop

15:00 – 15:30 – Break

15:30 – 16:00 – Presentation by Alison Branch, Director of printers Park Communications, on how to get into print

16:00 to 17:00 – Concluding Remarks and Discussion

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