Last week, the excellent news and features site, Publishing Perspectives [http://publishingperspectives.com], 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
Those of you who’ve followed this site and the podcast [https://www.iainbroome.com/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 [http://static.squarespace.com/static/5372a141e4b04835e33e0a56/53f110cee4b03f01c3e8052e/53f11a54e4b03f01c3e9077a/1408309844739/a-is-for-angelica?
Stephanie Thwaites, children’s agent at Curtis Brown [http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/stephanie-thwaites-2/] in the UK, published a lovely post about rejection [http://childrensliteraryagent.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/publishing-rejection-vs-rock-roll/] this week on her blog. It begins: > It’s all about rejection. No, not online dating, but publishing:
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! [http://helpineedapublisher.blogspot.com/] and her highly acclaimed book for writers, Write to be Published [http://www.
Guest post by Fiona Maddock [http://fiona-maddock.blogspot.com/] 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
Guest post by Emma Newman [http://www.enewman.co.uk] 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
Watch this episode on YouTube [http://youtu.be/Rl4zuPP77sU] 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
Guest post by Jean Hannah Edelstein [http://www.jeanhannahedelstein.com] 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