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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MASTERCLASS: How to Become a Kindle Bestseller – with Nicola May (Online, Weds 9th Dec, 2020)

Reading Time: 3 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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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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