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The April Magazine is a good way to delve into our amazingly rich archives and links you to some enticing online articles: The perfect crimes: why thrillers are leaving other books for dead, How to Become a Bestseller with Money, Luck and Work (Mostly Work) Jane Friedman and Let's silence the creative writing course snobs.

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Whats new: 13 August 2018 - What's new 13 August 2018
  • ‘Television is suddenly hungry for writers' content because long-form television is much closer to novels than anything else. A lot of people invested in short stories, things you can read on your phone, all very interesting but putting the technology first. Actually what we've seen is...

Elizabeth Hardwick, who was born 102 years ago last month, was one of the foremost essayists and literary critics of her era, as well as an extremely accomplished novelist and short story writer in her own right.

V S Naipaul, who has died aged 85, exemplified a very current preoccupation: whether an author's personality can be separated from his or her reputation as an artist.

Link: How Poetry Came to Matter Again 13 August 2018

A young generation of artists is winning prizes, acclaim, and legions of readers while exploring identity in new ways.

‘The share of income from rights has steadily increased from 72 percent in 2013 to 80 percent in 2016,' says the UK's Publishers Association, in a report released this summer.

An Authors Guild statement frames a week that includes both Simon & Schuster's release of a controversial Trump tell-all and a coordinated exercise of resistance in the news media to Donald Trump's attacks.

JK Rowling notoriously received numerous rejections before meeting her literary agent, and later, publisher. Having stacked up at least 60 rejections in my writing career, I know exactly how that feels.

And while being a novelist recently came out on top in a survey as one of the most...

Authors have been called elitist by book pirates, after they successfully campaigned to shut down a website that offered free PDFs of thousands of in-copyright books.

My first published book, May Day, was released in March 2006. In the intervening twelve years, I've released ten more books in that series, watched glowing reviews come in, made an average of $6,000 a year off them (less than minimum wage), and grumbled to myself that if I had only self-pubbed...

Commentary: Television 'hungry for writers' content' 13 August 2018

‘Television is suddenly hungry for writers' content because long-form television is much closer to novels than anything else. A lot of people invested in short stories, things you can read on your phone, all very interesting but putting the technology first. Actually what we've seen is authors...

Experienced authors tend to chastise vanity press victims for not doing sufficient research, but the murky web of vanity partnerships - and the uncritical coverage which invariably accompanies same - makes it difficult for newer writers to chart a safe path.

Authors' organisations have revealed an "ever-increasing" demand on financial hardship grants, with new applications to the Royal Literary Fund

Old-established British organisation which is...

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