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‘Amid the avalanche of titles published each year, promoting a book now seems to demand almost as much work as writing it.

Whats new: 14 May 2018 - What's new 14 May 2018
  • 'I think I am starving for publication: I love to get published; it maddens me not to get published.

Author Jojo Moyes has pledged to save Quick Reads from closure by funding the adult literacy programme for the next three years.

It has been easy, in the last few years, to reread Tom Wolfe and find him horribly dated. After the announcement of his death on Monday, I went back to my copy of The New Journalism for the first time in a decade and found myself tutting in annoyance, or as Wolfe himself might have put it, going...

Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist and novelist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattan's moneyed status-seekers in works like "The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby," "The Right Stuff"...

Back in 2011 my co-author Louise Voss and I were at the crest of the first wave of self-publishing that followed the release of the Kindle in the UK. We held the top two positions on the Amazon chart and, after many years of trying to "make it" as an author, I finally had readers and was making...

The thriving market for ebooks has prompted many authors to turn to Amazon Kindle Digital Publishing (KDP) for book distribution. But with great sales opportunities come great pitfalls.

Ah, book writing. For most people, it is not a viable (or at least not a reliable) source of income, but for the lucky and/or talented few, it can be pretty lucrative. Extremely lucrative, in some cases! Six-figure book deals used to be the gasp-worthy news in the literary world, but over the...

Whether you're an author, publisher or book discovery startup, a mailing list might well be the most valuable asset in your toolbox. A bold statement, no doubt, but one which is rooted in digital reality.

Commentary: 'I will and must be published' 14 May 2018

'I think I am starving for publication: I love to get published; it maddens me not to get published. I feel at times like getting every publisher in the world by the scruff of the neck, forcing his jaws open, and cramming the Mss down his throat -- 'God-damn you, here it is - I will and must be...

Whats new: 30 April 2018 - What's new 30 April 2018
  • 'The sale of Waterstones to activist hedge fund Elliott Advisers has been widely welcomed in the book trade and is very much in the interests of writers. Like Barnes & Noble in the US, the British bookstore chain occupies a key position in terms of chain bookselling.
News Review: Waterstones sale good for writers 30 April 2018

The sale of Waterstones to activist hedge fund Elliott Advisers has been widely welcomed in the book trade and is very much in the interests of writers. Like Barnes & Noble in the US, the British bookstore chain occupies a key position in terms of chain bookselling.

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