Have publishers had their day?

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_255In the era of self publishing, do publishers still matter? According to the Waterstones blog, the answer is a resounding yes!

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Do you have a novel with a Scottish flavour?

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_295If you have, and you haven’t had anything published, this could be the competition for you. Just make sure you don’t get lulled into a false sense of security. November is a long way off, but if you are chosen, you only have a week to come up with the goods.

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Quick book marketing ideas

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_297Are you too busy to market your book? Here is a list of things you can do in a session of 15 minutes. It is amazing how much you can achieve if you do a little on a regular basis.

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Writing opportunities for September and October

Editing_and_Proofreading Blog_374It isn’t long since I passed on a list of opportunities for writers in August, but that was because I have been so busy with moving house. Here is a more timely list for September and October.

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How to price your books

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_96Anyone who has thought about this for more than a couple of moments will realise that this is a complicated issue. There are so many factors to take into account.

With issues like that, it never does any harm to have a slightly different perspective. So get your calculator & jotter, put on your concentrating hat, & give this a go.

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5 things to consider before you get your manuscript appraised

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_84If you are getting stuck and are thinking about having your manuscript appraised, this post might help you to make your mind up.

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How to write without the worry

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_55I think worry & panic are two very annoying things. Both waste time that could be spent cracking on with something more useful.

But it is easier said than done, isn’t it?

This post has a lot of common sense about avoiding writer’s anxiety.

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