MASTERCLASS: How to Become a Kindle Bestseller – with Nicola May (Online, Weds 28th Jul, 2021)

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you been thinking of publishing a Kindle ebook? Perhaps as a way to earn some extra income? There’s never been a better time: people have been reading more than ever in lockdown. In this illuminating masterclass, chart-topping self-published author Nicola May reveals her top tips for sales success.

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How to get a literary agent – 7 steps to success

Reading Time: 9 minutes Do you dream of being a published author? Want to see your book on the shelves of your local bookshop, have your work read by legions of appreciative fans, and be fêted at literary festivals? For such dreams to come true, first you need land a publishing deal. And, before that, be taken on by a literary agent. Here’s how to go about it.

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How to get published – 6 steps to a traditional publishing deal

Reading Time: 18 minutes You’ve written a book. Now what? To build a career as an author you need to know how to get published as well as how to write. Jon Reed shares some pointers to help you navigate the process – from preparing a query letter to getting an agent to landing your first publishing deal.

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6 ways to overcome procrastination and beat writers’ block

Reading Time: 6 minutes Writers are the masters of procrastination – it’s far simpler to type a search term into Google than it is to write the first line of a novel. We all procrastinate – but you can overcome it with practical strategies. So stop putting off your dreams and reward your future self, says Bec Evans.

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INTERVIEW: Kindle bestseller Nicola May considers the pros and cons of self-publishing v. traditional publishing

Reading Time: 4 minutes Nicola May is a self-publishing sensation, and the author of a dozen romantic comedies. In 2019 she hit the #1 Kindle bestseller spot in the UK with The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay. Now she’s signed a three-book deal with Hodder. Jon Reed asked her why.

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