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Why do Writers Need to Network? by Darren Darker
Posted by Darren Darker in , .

Last week I wrote an article about the benefits of going to book launches. I pontificated about the opportunity to listen to the author tell you about their novel and...

Really Useful Links: Looking After Your Health by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

I’ve previously talked about the mental toll that writing can take on us. But while mental health is important, we shouldn’t neglect our physical well-being either. We often think of...

Really Useful Links: Celebrating Your Book by Paul Anthony Shortt
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

So you’ve had a book published. It’s out there, in the world. Now it’s time for more hard work and promotion, (and let’s not forget you need to get that...

Making a Book Trailer by Jonathan Dunne
Posted by Jonathan Dunne in .

There are people out there who don’t write. Or read. I know, weird, isn’t it? As authors we tend to look towards the people who move in our circles; to...

Really Useful Links: Getting Your Books Into the Reader’s Hands
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

With the release of my fifth novel, Red Skies, this week, sales are very much on my mind. Some will tell you the hardest part of writing is getting that...

Collaboration is Key: The Big Book Project by ER Murray
Posted by ER Murray in .

The Big Book Project first came to my attention, when I saw a call-out from @ohhiimjosh on Twitter a couple of months ago, asking for people to write reviews of Young...

Really Useful Links: A Little Help From Your Friends
Posted by Paul Anthony Shortt in , .

Writing is typically regarded as a solitary practice. Even dispelling the stereotype of the author hunched over a typewriter in an attic or study, blissfully unaware of the world passing...

Getting the Gig: How to Approach Festivals by Sarah Webb Part 2
Posted by Sarah Webb in , .

Sarah Webb is the best selling author of over 30 books, but she is also one of Ireland’s leading event curators and programmers whose speciality is events for children. Sarah...

Getting the Gig: How to Pitch Yourself to Book Festivals by Sarah...
Posted by Sarah Webb in , .

Sarah Webb is the best selling author of over 30 books, but she is also one of Ireland’s leading event curators and programmers whose speciality is events for children. Sarah...

What’s In A Cover? Jennifer Burke
Posted by Jennifer Burke in .

When I was a kid, I didn’t read James and the Giant Peach for years because it had a horrible cover. When I did eventually read it (or had it...