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EVENT Amaliah × Waterstones: How to Get Your Book Published

by in Lifestyle on 25th October, 2019

We’ve seen the revolution of Muslim women getting published and we want to help get more stories out there. We’ve teamed up with Waterstones, Gower Street to bring you an evening of insights and advice on how you get a book published.

Perhaps you have an idea, maybe you’ve written your whole book or maybe you just want to understand the publishing industry better. This is event is to demystify the publishing process, dispel myths and offer helpful advice to get you on track. What’s the role of an agent? How much do you make from publishing a book? What makes a bestseller? Should you self publish? Join us for an evening of practical insights to help you take your next steps towards getting published. 



Asmaa Isse – Assistant Editor at Puffin

Asmaa Isse is an Assistant Editor at Penguin Random House Children’s where she works on brands like Tom Fletcher, Doctor Who and Roald Dahl, as well as developing Puffin’s non-fiction publishing. She began her career at Bonnier Books working across the adult and children’s fiction teams before moving on to the Penguin imprint Michael Joseph, where she worked with authors like Jojo Moyes and Stephen Fry. Asmaa is also co-chair of Colour[full], the internal network for people of colour.


Yasmin Rahman – Author of All the Things We Never Said published by Hot Key Books

Yasmin Rahman is a British Muslim born and raised in Hertfordshire. As a child, she wanted to be a post woman, but decided to settle for being an author. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Hertfordshire and an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University. When she’s not writing, Yasmin makes bookish fan art; her designs are sold worldwide on behalf of John Green. 


Hafsah Dabiri – Author of Basirah the Basketballer says Insha’AllahHafsah Dabiri is a student, researcher, presenter and creative who dedicates her life to changing narratives and creating a more inclusive community. Seeing the lack of black Muslim children on front covers of children’s books, Dabiri self-published her illustrated book which encourages girls to get into sports and be brave.


Abi Fellows – Agent at The Good Literary Agency

Abi joined TGLA in March 2019 specifically to look for commercial as well as Children’s and Young Adult books. She works across both fiction and non-fiction. Before joining TGLA, Abi worked as a literary scout at Rosalind Ramsay Ltd for seven years. She has incredibly broad experience in the industry having been a literary agent at Georgina Capel Associates prior to becoming a scout and having also worked as a bookseller at  Blackwell’s and on the sales team at Faber and Faber.



Wednesday 6th November Doors open at 6:00 for a 6:30 pm start.

TICKETS: £15, £13 for students

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