Do you need an agent for that crime novel?

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_464Then try this opportunity that Bridget Whelan has found. I hope you didn’t have plans for the holiday weekend if the profile fits!

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Social media for authors

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_435Social media offers a good way for authors to promote their books. Are you confused about what to do, and where to do it? This will point you in the right direction.

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How to translate the phrase it is all Greek to me

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_453Have you ever wondered why when we don’t understand we sometimes say “It’s all Greek to me”?

This article shows the equivalent of it’s all Greek to me in 30 other languages. I think it is surprising that so many refer to Greek in this way. I suppose that is down to the influence of the Romans.

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Sharing notes on Kindle

Proofreading_and_editing_blog_14The highlighting and notes features of Kindles are very useful. But what if you want to share what you have found with a friend, or make a note about it elsewhere? Here are three ways to do the job.

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Some statistics about publishing

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_490Here are some interesting statistics about the publishing business. It is interesting to see how the number of books published has changed over the years. That will be partly down to technology, but other factors will influence it as well. I wonder  how the number of books published correlates to the population size?

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Publication opportunities for writers in May and June

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_487Here is the latest list of publications opportunities. Once again, several have deadlines in early May, with half a dozen or so on 1st May.

And for the poets among us, there is also The London Magazine Poetry Competition.

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Be a successful writer!

Editing_and_Proofreading_Blog_443Here is a collection of posts encouraging you to be a successful writer:

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