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Digitisation – a report from the London Book Fair - Part 2

Digitisation opportunities for publishers

Many of the excellent seminars on offer as part of the London Book Fair dealt with digitisation, the subject of the moment as far as the book world is concerned. Most of the sessions presented approaches to the subject intended for publishers and booksellers attending the Fair, but these two articles will provide a summary and focus on issues most relevant to writers.  Read more

Why your book contract needs vetting

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Poetry Collection Editing

Get your poetry collection edited for self-publishing or submission

Our Poetry Collection Editing Service

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Talking to Publishers | Series

Talking to Publishers - our new series

Our new Talking to Publishers series is a loosely connected series of articles and interviews in which editors and other publishing people share their insights about publishing and tell us what they're looking for.  Read more

Poetry Critique service

Get your poetry assessed before submitting it or entering it for competitions

 Our Poetry Critique service

  • Are you ready to show your poetry to magazines and publishers, but worried about rejection?
  • Do you feel you need some help editing your poetry to really make it shine?
  • Are you looking for a knowledgeable criticism of your work to give you that intellectual edge?

We have introduced this service by popular demand.  Read more

About us

WritersServices has been providing services and information for writers since 2001, growing steadily to take account of the rapid expansion in the number of writers and the demand for writers' services.

We have extensive personal experience of publishing, bookselling and writing. Over the years it's become more difficult for unpublished writers to get published in the   Read more

ISBN

International Standard Book Numbers


An ISBN is a product number, used by publishers, booksellers and libraries for ordering, listing and stock control. The ISBN provides the key to access a book in almost all bibliographic databases. It is therefore an important marketing tool.  Read more

Why self-publish?

Is self-publishing for you?


  • If the market for your book is narrow or specialised and easily targeted, self-publishing makes sense.

  • If you have marketing ideas and the energy and time to do the work, self-publishing can be fun.
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