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Publishing industry, meet YouTube

Last week, the excellent news and features site, Publishing Perspectives, posted two articles about video and publishing, with a specific focus on YouTube. Though very much well-intentioned, I thought that both pieces were good examples of what’s wrong with the industry. Here they are: What Can Publishers Do

A is for Angelica

Is traditional publishing worth the wait?

Those of you who’ve followed this site and the podcast for a while will know that it took some time for me to first write, then publish my first novel, A is for Angelica. Like every other author, I had to deal with life getting in the way and

A is for Angelica

Writing and publishing is all about teamwork

Stephanie Thwaites, children’s agent at Curtis Brown in the UK, published a lovely post about rejection this week on her blog. It begins: It’s all about rejection. No, not online dating, but publishing: according to an editor I was chatting to last week, it’s an industry

nicola morgan

Nicola Morgan: how to write a great synopsis

Nicola Morgan is the author of around ninety books for all ages, fiction and non-fiction. To writers she is known for the no-nonsense expert advice in her blog, Help! I Need a Publisher! and her highly acclaimed book for writers, Write to be Published, as well as Tweet Right – The

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Unknown and unpublished: enjoy it while it lasts

Guest post by Fiona Maddock I read shovel loads of stuff about how, when and why my first novel won’t be published. In fact, if I read too much more I’ll be buried under it and then I’ll never get anything done. I do believe strongly though,

book deals

10 typical questions from writers (that are really just fear in disguise)

Guest post by Emma Newman I’ve been writing for many years now. It’s the first thing I think about in the morning, and if I don’t get my daily fix, I’m just hell to live with. I’m ready to acknowledge

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Self-publishing and ebooks do not create a level playing field for writers

Watch this episode on YouTube It’s all kicking off in the world of self-publishing and ebooks. The Kindle is now very affordable and the iPad is like the sexiest book in the world apart from a real sexy book that’s littered with filth and stinky sex

Creative writing

The five rules of getting a book deal

Guest post by Jean Hannah Edelstein Before we start, some quick disclaimers: I used to work in publishing, and I keep up to date on the industry for my blogging purposes (and personal interest), and I do a little critiquing of new writing on an ad-hoc basis (and have introduced

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How Twitter can help you improve, market and publish your creative writing

There seems to be an awful lot of hoo-hah about Twitter at the moment. I first set up my Twitter account a couple of years ago and quickly abandoned it, thinking it a twaddlesome alternative to text messages. Well, I don’t mind admitting, I was wrong. For those