Paths to Publication

The Print Room
In person event
Wed 29 Sep
12:00 UK

Four authors at different stages in their careers and who have each taken a different route to publication talk about their work and their journeys to becoming authors. Featuring Tariq Ashkanani, whose debut thriller Welcome to Cooper is published on 1 October by Thomas & Mercer, Amazon Publishing’s crime imprint; Wigtown’s own Tim Cowen, who has recently self-published his debut novel, Banquet of the Beasts, with Matador; established Galloway author Gerry Cameron, who has extensive experience of self-publishing with Amazon; and award-winning author Karen Campbell, who followed a more traditional route to publication – Karen's most recent book, The Sound of the Hours, was published by Bloomsbury and her forthcoming novel, Paper Cup, will be published by Canongate next year. Come along to find out some fascinating insights into different aspects of the book world and the publishing process.

Each of our authors' books will be available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE.

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Wigtown Book Festival Events

This year's programme is a combination of physical and digital events. Please ensure you book correctly. Digital events will stream through the homepage of with young adult events streaming through the YA page.

Unless otherwise stated, events will last between 45 minutes - 1 hour.

Full Terms and Conditions for attending this year's Festival in person can be found on our website.

Asking questions
On live-streamed events, questions can be put into the live chat box on YouTube or by clicking the 'ask a question' box below the stream on the homepage of the website and they will be forwarded to the speakers.

Buy the books
Browse our online bookshop, which will stock all our speakers’ latest titles.

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