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A taste of the latest Magazine...

The January Magazine has some useful links - Ten Tips for Autopilot E-book Marketing and Paying to Play: On Submission Fees in Poetry Publishing, as well as some intriguing ones - Sue Grafton Was a Master at Subverting the Detective Novel, My Last Conversation with Ursula K. Le Guin and If It Wasn't For My Corporate Office Job, I Couldn't Be a Novelist.


Whats new: 21 May 2018 - What's new 21 May 2018
  • 'Amid the avalanche of titles published each year, promoting a book now seems to demand almost as much work as writing it... This may sound a bit spoilt, especially when I know how incredibly lucky I have been, but life is not simple when it comes to promoting foreign translations as well...

Amazon has been fighting fake reviews since at least 2012. They have deleted scads of reviews, banned paid reviews, filed suit against several batches of fake review perpetrators, and even forbidden authors from having any type of relationship with reviewers.

And it's still not enough....

Link: Writing Advice from Ann Packer 21 May 2018

I'm sometimes asked whether, now that I've written several books, the process has gotten easier, but the truth is this: what you learn from writing a book is how to write that book. I wouldn't have it any other way. The pleasure, for me at least, is figuring it out as you go. But I do have a few...

The e-book landscape is shifting and authors who stay current will find rich opportunities.

Philip Roth, the prolific, protean, and often blackly comic novelist who was a pre-eminent figure in 20th-century literature, died on Tuesday night at a hospital in Manhattan. He was 85.

Ebook sales are dying. EbooksDigital bookstore selling wide range of ebooks in 50 categories from Hildegard of Bingen to How to Write a Dirty Story and showing how the range of...

Dear Editor:

How do I write a query letter to an agent? -Sally A.


Recent weeks have seen a flurry of conversation about factchecking in the publishing industry. Two high-profile authors have had their work's accuracy questioned by their sources, leading to something of a reckoning in the book world. Many people are asking how these inaccuracies could have...

‘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...

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