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Amaliah presents: How To Get Published

Wednesday 6th November 18:30 at London - Gower Street

What’s the role of an agent? How much do you make from publishing a book? What makes a bestseller? Should you self-publish?

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. Join us for an evening of practical insights to help you take your next steps towards getting published.


Hafsah Dabiri – Author of Basirah the Basketballer says Insha’Allah

Hafsah 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 her illustrated book which encourages girls to get into sports and be brave.

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. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Hertfordshire and an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University.

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.

 Asmaa Isse – Assistant Editor at Puffin

Asmaa Isse is Assistant Editor at Penguin Random House Children’s . She began her career at Bonnier Books before moving on to the Penguin imprint Michael Joseph. Asmaa is also co-chair of Colour[full], the internal network for people of colour.

ABOUT AMALIAH is dedicated to amplifying the voices of Muslim women. We believe that a media company that centres the voices of Muslim women is a powerful tool for cultural change.

Through articles, videos, podcasts, our social channels, events and a community of over 300 contributors, our work seeks to surface the many different voices and experiences within our communities.


Tickets are £15 / £13 students and Plus cardholders, and include a soft drink. Ages 11+ only

London - Gower Street Waterstones, London - Gower Street
Wednesday 6th November 18:30

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