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Publishers please publish less books – quality not quantity – spend more time publicising books      http://bit.ly/1bMksGQ This article says it all – less is more – quality not quantity.  Publish less books and spend more time publicising them.  … Continue reading

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The novelist as a performer – oral storytelling Writers, take inspiration from Dickens and perform your work.  You don’t need to be an actor, just tell your story and relive oral traditions. Your passion will come out and people will … Continue reading

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Self-publishing and policing content I heard Michael Tamblyn speak at last week’s FutureBook conference and he was very entertaining. He highlighted the issues about policing self-publishing content, especially with erotica.  Some publishers have voiced their concerns about the growth and … Continue reading

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Short story writers can win huge prizes Great news that short story writers can earn some decent prize money.   Lynn Coady’s short story collection Hellgoing won Canada’s biggest prize for fiction, the C$50,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Don’t give up … Continue reading

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My short stories in top 25 free downloads at Ether Books My three short stories are in the top  25 free downloads at nos. 3, 4 and 11 at Ether Books. Download them for free downloads on apple and google … Continue reading

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Duotrope is the best writers’ resource I’ve come across I’ve had success with my submissions.  Check it out at: https://duotrope.com/  

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Authors should not work for free I agree with Philip Hensher that authors should not work for free.  They are professionals just like anyone else and often given the mantra ‘but you’ll get enormous publicity and coverage if you do … Continue reading

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