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The August Magazine linked to some great articles: Ray Bradbury's greatest writing advice, Six Great Blogs, Everyone Needs a Editor and How to Blog a Book of Poetry.

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Whats new: 12 November 2018 - What's new 12 November 2018
  • 'I was a lot dumber when I was writing the novel. I felt like a worse writer ... I would come home every day from my office and say, ‘Well, I still really like the story, I just wish it was better written.' At that point, I didn't realise I was writing a first draft. And the first draft...

Kazuo Ishiguro, the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature, transports us to a realm where public history and private memory create both harmony and dissonance. In his novels, public and private realms intermingle - and in their intricate intermingling, and delicate tension, lies Ishiguro...

Contemplating comments on his last monthly column, publisher Richard Charkin takes up the question of author pay: ‘Publishers aren't the greedy sharks they're sometimes portrayed to be.'

SAN FRANCISCO - A worldwide strike by antiquarian booksellers against an Amazon subsidiary proved successful after two days, with the retailer apologizing and saying it would cancel the actions that prompted the protest.

It would be easy to frame the history of Irish book publishing as a simple tale of David against Goliath, the plucky Irish upstart against the ‘overmighty neighbour'. Yet, as Tony Farmar shows in his new book on the subject, the actual story is far more complex.

Over the past quarter century, Seth Godin has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life, via his blog, online courses, lectures, and bestselling books. He is the inventor of countless ideas and phrases that have made their way into...

American comic book writer, editor, publisher and former President of Marvel Comics Stan Lee died Monday at the age of 95.

Lee gave us over six decades of work like The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man - superheroes we could identify with, characters that allowed us to suspend...

Link: Three Keys to Self-Publishing Success 12 November 2018

Want to succeed in the self-publishing world? Here are some important tips from Bookworks to help you make the most of your book.

When public discourse denigrates expertise, when politicians and Twitter trolls alike have learned to dismiss every criticism or uncomfortable truth as "fake" and media outlets compete for clickbait headlines, it's not surprising to find a corresponding hunger for a deeper, more thoughtful form...

Commentary: Publisher/poet wins Goldsmith’s Prize 12 November 2018

‘I work in a pressure-cooker system where I hope that I can store up all the thoughts and lines and phrases and when I do finally get away to some retreat somewhere I can uncork the bottle in a satisfying way, to release tension, and something will be there. It's easier with poetry because you...

Commentary: Don’t worry about the bad drafts 19 November 2018

'I was a lot dumber when I was writing the novel. I felt like a worse writer ... would come home every day from my office and say, ‘Well, I still really like the story, I just wish it was better written.' At that point, I didn't realise I was writing a first draft. And the first draft was the...

Whats new: 5 November 2018 - What's new 5 November 2018
  • ‘They are authors who are unique, they are brilliant at what they do. For every company, there are must-haves. Lesley is a must-have.

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