Such is the appetite for meeting other writers face-to-face, to mix and mingle with emerging voices and established names, there’s practically a writers’ event around every corner. I’m looking forward to seeing some of you at Continue reading
What happens when your submission arrives at a publisher? Will it impress them? Guest blogger Mohana Rajakumar, a publishing director for a new Bloomsbury venture, shares her insider knowhow
Recently I began working for a publisher, which has put me on the other side of the desk. For the past five years or so, I’ve been a writer. Fiction, non-fiction, even a blog to build a readership and ‘platform’ – I’m generally on the submitting side of the literary scene.
And then I began working for a new joint venture Continue reading
The surprise news is that Kate Atkinson has gone on the record saying she’d rather not be a published author, much to the amazement of book lovers and other (unpublished?) writers who seem to consider this a Continue reading
I was thrilled by the huge turnout for my ‘How to Get Published’ workshop at the Hay Literary Festival. The sun was shining, the atmosphere was exciting and Hay on Wye looked as beautiful as ever. In fact, the Continue reading
Why can some authors do everything badly and get away with it? Do you need to be unique? Or good at branding? Guest blogger Suzanne Collier of Book Careers.com explains all
Careers consultant Suzanne Collier
Even in today’s climate I am still speaking to authors who don’t do their research.
They somehow have gone down the self-publishing route, scraped together the cash to print 3,000 lovely hardback books which are sitting in their garage (or even worse they are paying storage for at a warehouse) without any thought about Continue reading