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The August Magazine has our Success Story on Tina Seskis, a local author just up the road from WritersServices' offices in London and, from our contracts expert, Why your book contract needs vetting, plus the usual range of superb links.


Whats new: 15 September 2014 - What's new 15 September 2014
  • 'So just how do you go about promoting poetry and poets?

So just how do you go about promoting poetry and poets? There are lots of answers to this and many poets are very successful at promoting themselves through a combination of their publisher's efforts or self-publishing, through readings, performances and getting their work into poetry magazines...

As part of our ongoing series of Q&A's with the world's leading literary agents, scouts and rights managers, Publishing Perspectives talks to Madeleine Millburn, founder of the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency in London.

UK author Marjorie Blackman laments the lack of diversity in children's books, noting that "books allow you to see the world through the eyes of others."

This year might see the first American winner, the oldest winner or the first winning story set in the future. So why does it feel like the shortlist has the same sort of book as ever?

The Kenyan publishing arena is a complex one and, like many others worldwide, is one that is constantly changing, with the importance of the author as a brand and their own marketing efforts continuing to grow in prominence.

Campaign group Authors United is being "forced to move on to our next initiative" because Amazon has not yet halted its dispute with Hachette Book Group in the US.

‘Don't believe any novelist who tells you it's all agony. It's actually one of the most privileged existences you can imagine - assuming you can live by it...

Whats new: 8 September 2014 - What's new 8 September 2014
  • 'John Lewis of the Bookseller has argued strongly that the paperback edition is still a major factor in book sales and what's more that its position doesn't seem to be changing in the face of ebook sales nearly as much as had originally been assumed, now that things are settling down....

Ever since the millennium, the e-revolution, plus the credit crunch, has sponsored all kinds of apocalyptic predictions about books, with regular bad news from the digital frontline. In America, even bestselling authors such as Malcolm Gladwell have taken to YouTube to denounce Big Brother, aka...

A book I copyedited a handful of years ago included these snippets from Franklin Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" speech, which was delivered the day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. The author was setting the scene of a young boy listening to the radio as the speech was given, and he used...

Readers might think nonfiction books are the most reliable media sources there are. But accuracy scandals haven't reformed an industry that faces no big repercussions for errors.

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