Indie Publisher or Agent: What’s Best?

Mainstream Publishing -Fiction and Memoirs. Congratulations on finishing that Manuscript. (MS). YEY!YEY!YEY!YEY!YEY!YEY!YEY!YEY!YEY!YEY!YEY!YEY!YEY!YEY!! What’s the next step? First, decide if you wish to SelfPublish or go Mainstream. If it’s the latter, and it’s fiction, most Mainstream Publishers will not accept unsolicited MS, so do you want an Agent or will you go straight to an Independent […]

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Copyright: How Protected is it?

Image taken from http://copyrighttoolkit.com You already own your own copyright, right? Ever wondered how much of someone else’s work you can fairly copy? What about the other way round, when someone has copied not just the idea, but how you’ve said it? Copyright regimes in most countries of the world, including the US since 1989, […]

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Self-Publishing. A plan means you can.

to SelfPublish is to compete with mainstream publishers. Understand the process, hone your skills and dip your toe in the water.

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Get On Board the Self Publishing Train.

A station master stands, whistle in hand, ‘This train for e-books and print. Stopping at Amazon, Penguin Random House, Bowker and Ingram. Please check announcements for all other destinations as platforms may change from those advertised.’ First, it was a world where many books on a publishers back list fell out of print because too […]

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‘Fetch, Boy’ How not to lose your VOICE when editing.

The second blog of the month is by Dexter Petley, a successful author who also works as an editor and adviser for new writers. Amongst his acclaimed works are a literary noir whodunnit, Little Nineveh (Polygon 1995), Joyride (Fourth Estate, 1999), and White Lies (Fourth Estate 2003). He’s a regular on the cult website www.caughtbytheriver.com TIME […]

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“She’s not a stranger; I’ve read her book.”

Our guest blog this month comes from Caro Clarke, author of ‘Furry Dice Chewing Gum’. She reflects upon the writer’s voice and what makes us who we are. As they say in Thailand, ‘Same, same but different…’ Writing: It’s Personal ‘When I was a girl, back in the time of cave painting and discovering fire, […]

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