Epublishing – New Ways for Writers to Reach Readers

Saturday 1st September 2012 


Room 205, Tower Mill, Heart of Hawick, Hawick, TD9 0AE

Allan Guthrie will be talking about the epublishing revolution and his own success with Blasted Heath publishing, and Ancrum writer Peter Flannery will share his own Kindle epublishing journey. Book marketing expert Inga McVicar (Canongate, Waterstones) of Full Paper Jacket will also be on hand to answer your questions.



Allan Guthrie is an award-winning Scottish crime writer. His debut novel, TWO-WAY SPLIT, was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger award and went on to win the Theakston's Crime Novel Of The Year. He is the author of four other novels and three novellas, including BYE BYE BABY, a Top Ten Amazon Bestseller. He's also co-founder of digital publishing company, Blasted Heath, which launched in November 2011, specialising in crime fiction, and he has his own client list at Jenny Brown Associates, the largest literary agency in Scotland.








Allan Guthrie (left) and Kyle MacRae, Blasted Heath co-founder        Photo credit: Iain McLean



 Peter Flannery lives in the Borders with his wife and two young boys. Once the lead writer for a multinational games company, he now writes independently and recently published his first novel using the services offered by Amazon. He decided to self-publish after failing to make progress through traditional routes, and has since reached No.4 in the Amazon rankings for psychological thrillers. Working on titles for both adults and children, Peter intends to self-publish more books over the coming years.




Inga McVicar

 Inga McVicar has worked in the book industry for over 15 years, from bookshop floor -  to Waterstones head office - to the marketing department of Canongate Books – to working directly with and supporting writers. Managing Partner of Full Paper Jacket www.fullpaperjacket.co.uk (providing specialist services for writers, booksellers and publishers), Inga will share her giddy excitement about (and sound reasoning behind) why she thinks the current book market climate has created limitless opportunity for writers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This event is FREE.  Refreshments will be provided.

To book a place please e-mail Kay.McCluskey@scotborders.gov.uk or call 01450 360 441 or 01450 360 689.  If booking on Friday 31st August, please e-mail mmorrison@scotborders.gov.uk  or just come along!