The Great British Bookshop has followed up its sponsorship of the Priory Academy’s competition to discover a young budding novelist with a short story competition for the sixth form...Read More
On the subject of writing and competitions, if you have yet to expand your writing career by entering a competition, why not make it your New Year’s resolution to try your hand in 2015? If the idea appeals, a few tips might be helpful, some of them learnt the hard way.
In the ...Read More
I’ve been intrigued recently by the number of authors who go into wild celebratory mode because they’ve managed to secure an agent. I even know of one author who turned down a firm offer from an (admittedly small) publisher because she’d just been accepted by an agent and ...Read More
Speaking as someone who’s been involved with publishers and booksellers for most of my career, I’ve always thought of the book industry as woman-friendly and observed little or no gender discrimination. A recent article in the Huffington Post has set me thinking, ...Read More
From Publishers Weekly comes news that Harlequin, the innovative publisher of romances which has recently been purchased by HarperCollins, has signed a deal to make all of its titles available through Scribd. Harlequin has reached an agreement with Scribd to make it...Read More
An early article from this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair celebrates the growing importance of self-publishing.
The article, which appears in the online trade magazine Publishers Weekly, says that the rise of self-publishing will be a prominent theme at the 2014 fair, whi...Read More
On Tuesday 23rd September, Tech Tuesday celebrated self-publishing by organising a line-up of some of its most prominent advocates at an informal conference in London.
Self-publishing — or independent publishing, or author publishing: it goes by seve...Read More