Category Archives: Resources for authors

Ideas and links to help with getting your book out there

Selling to your local book shop

Have you got your eye on selling to your local book shop? Don’t just assume that because you are a local, don’t assume that they will want to stock your book.  You are more likely to be successful if you … Continue reading

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Best writing advice of 2018?

While we are still in the mood for summaries of the year, here is one that might help your good intentions. The Alliance Of Independent Authors’ best writing advice for 2018. Visit my websites via the links at the top of … Continue reading

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Have you been writing a short story over the holiday?

Well, if you have, you are in pole position for entering one of these competitions. Especially if yours revolves around food and drink, in which case it might qualify for the one that closes on 7th January. But the deadlines … Continue reading

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Does your book need a map

Lots of books benefit from having a map. And if you have ever had a go, you will know that it isn’t as easy as you think. It is all very well deciding you need help, but where do you … Continue reading

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27 writing competitions to enter before the end of 2018

As if things aren’t busy enough in December, here are 27 writing competitions to enter before the end of the year Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.

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Self publishing large print books

Self publishing is all very well if you just want to produce a basic book. But if you want to make your work more widely available, you need to explore more channels. I’ve seen several posts about how to produce … Continue reading

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Book marketing time

Most authors don’t like marketing. But the sad truth is that if you aren’t going to do any marketing, there wasn’t much point in going through the trouble and expense of getting published. So here are some posts to help … Continue reading

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Universal Pictures is looking for new writers

I suspect this isn’t going to be practical for most of us, but it is worth thinking about. The Universal Writers Program is recruiting. They want people to be based at the Universal Studios Lot in Universal City, California, a … Continue reading

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September opportunities for writers

Bridget Whelan has put together another of her lists of opportunities for writers. This time there are several jobs, as well as some competitions, so it is well worth a look. But do it today: September is half gone already! … Continue reading

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How to print a personalized copy of a self-published book

Now I haven’t seen this idea before. If you use IngramSpark, you can print a personalised copy of your book. Find out how, and why you might want to do it, in this post. Visit my websites via the links at … Continue reading

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