The Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust (MSMT), a charitable body that exists to assist in the recording and publication of motoring history, is to hold a conference for aspiring authors.
‘How to publish motoring history’ is a one-day event on Saturday, 11 March 2017 at the British Motor Museum, Gaydon. It will gather together writers, editors and publishers to provide information and advice to anyone with an ambition to publish original research in motoring, motorcycling or commercial vehicles.
The conference will include sessions on various forms of publishing – conventional print, e-books, self-publishing – as well as planning, research, editing and design, all presented by acknowledged experts.
The keynote speaker is Stuart Turner, ex-competitions chief of BMC and Ford, PR director of Ford of Britain and the author of more than 20 highly successful books. Graham Robson, Britain’s most prolific motoring author and an MSMT Trustee, will be the day’s moderator.
Peter Card, chairman of the Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust, said: “Over 30 years the MSMT has been proud to assist in the production of a wide variety of publications. Our 2017 conference will be of interest and value to transport historians, would-be authors, and publishers alike.”
To reserve a place contact Bob Cartwright, Hon. Treasurer, Michael Sedgwick Memorial Trust, 10 Lydiard Close, Aylesbury, Bucks HP21 9XU or email [email protected]. For more information see www.michaelsedgwicktrust.co.uk.