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6 August 2012 - What's new

6 August 2012
  • 'Maeve Binchy, who died this week at the age of 72, was one of those rare authors who is loved by everyone. Her warm, readable novels showed her great story-telling talent, but it was her wonderful personality which marked her out from many other successful authors...' News Review reports.
  • Links to this week's top stories - this week we have: The future of publishing is in the cupboard under the stairs and Why social media isn't the magic bullet for self-epublished authors.
  • Have a look at some very practical pages on the site on Making submissions and Finding an agent.
  • 'So what's it like being a writer today? At grass roots level I don't think it has changed at all from thousands of years ago. Good writers tell gripping stories; they always have done and always will do – it is the delivery method that has changed, but then it always has. Originally storytelling began as an oral tradition. Stories were eventually handwritten in order to preserve them...' Peter James in the Bookseller, quoted in our Comment column.
  • 'Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn.' Gore Vidal, who died this week, in our Writers' Quotes