Archive for July 2013

Talking To Publishers – Handy Hints For Writers

Jul 27th, 2013 | By

by Lynne Hackles I’ve spent some time talking to publishers. Publishers of books for writers. I’d written two books about writing and, after the last, told the LSO (Long Suffering One/partner), ‘If I’m ever tempted to write another, hit me over the head with a shovel and put me out of my misery.’ Then I

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How do I generate new ideas in my writing?

Jul 24th, 2013 | By


Generating Ideas With Editor Appeal

Jul 18th, 2013 | By

Suzanne Ruthven Andy Murray’s recent Wimbledon victory will no doubt have sparked off thousands of tennis ‘ideas’ in writers all over the world but which of those rarer ones will make it through to publication?  Well, it certainly won’t be any Centre Court inspired pieces because these need to be submitted between 6-9 or12 months

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Great news for writers of history

Jul 17th, 2013 | By

History is back in fashion! With TV serialisations of periods like The Tudors and The Borgias, history is stepping out of the realms of dustiness and into the imagination of the general public. We want to capture history for a new generation of readers and have created a new imprint, Chronos Books, to provide great books for history lovers. Chronos

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WRITING FOR AND ABOUT CHILDREN

Jul 11th, 2013 | By

Suzanne Ruthven  Writing for children is one of the most popular – and difficult – markets to break into.  Our Street Books and Liberalis offer writers the opportunity to write for and about children but as publisher Maria Moloney, points out: “Competition is stiff and to compete you need to find your ‘niche’ whether about

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GEMS FROM THE BACKLIST

Jul 1st, 2013 | By

The Authors’ Guide to Publishing & Marketing Tim Ward and John Hunt Need to generate more book sales?  Has your title slipped into a black hole on the publishers’ back list?   Could your book benefit from a fresh publicity campaign?  Are you about to launch a new book and need some advice on the rapidly

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