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Really Useful Links for Writers: Hooking Your Reader
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

I spoke about self-promotion before, but all the marketing in the world won’t help if you can’t keep a reader’s attention. The last thing you want is for readers to...

Really Useful Links for Writers: Self-Promotion
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

The image of the successful author is the lone figure, working tirelessly on their manuscript before it gets sent away into the wilds of the publishing world. There, some unknown...

Really Useful Links for Writers: After the Deal
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

It’s the dream. The traditional book deal. Although self-publishing is already a significant factor in the industry, most of us who’ve made that decision, “I want to be an author”,...

Really Useful Links: The Making of an Author
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in .

Hi there, everyone! This is my first article for Writing.ie, and I hope I can do justice to the excellent work done by my predecessor Paul FitzSimons for the Really...

Tax: Writers’ Business Block! by Frances Brennan
Posted by Frances Brennan in .

We all know that dealing with your tax affairs is a headache at the best of times. Three recurring questions I continually get asked are: Do I qualify for the...

One Big Book Launch – Could It Be Yours?
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Hundreds of thousands of books are published every year, and for the indie author or small press, it is becoming increasingly hard to get your book noticed over the masses....

‘Butterfly Barn’ Success: Selling Your Self Published Book
Posted by Karen Power in .

It’s been 11 weeks and 3 days since Butterfly Barn was launched. It has been a fantastic adventure so far. Leaving our home on the 14th of November last, my...

Getting Famous on the World Wide Web by Martin Boylan
Posted by Martin Boylan in .

The meeting of the directors of a writers organisation had gone on for more than a couple of hours and was just coming to an end. Fair City conditions for...

A Digital Option to Sell Your Book by Sean Farrell
Posted by Sean Farrell in .

Time was choices were restricted. Authors relied on book reviews, displays in bookshops, promotional tours and word of mouth. Ditto for anyone wishing to buy. That still goes on, of...

Learning to Fall With Jonathan Dunne
Posted by Jonathan Dunne in .

Love/Hate has taught us that there is a huge appetite for Dublin gangland stories. Across the board and encompassing all facets of society, Love/Hate roared success. My attention was piqued;...