Brexit: What does it mean for the publishing industry?

Reading Time: 15 minutes This year’s London Book Fair featured a panel discussion about the topical issue of the day: “Brexit: Good News or Bad News for the Publishing Industry?” And (spoiler alert) the answer from delegates was a resounding “Bad News” – by a margin of 140-0. But what do you think?

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The Accidental Author: How Kerry Wilkinson conquered the Kindle charts

Reading Time: 7 minutes Kerry Wilkinson is something of an accidental author. His debut, Locked In, was written as a challenge to himself but, after self-publishing, it became a UK number one bestseller within three months of release. Then he signed a six-book deal with Pan Macmillan. Jon Reed asks him how he did it.

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How to build an effective content strategy

Reading Time: 7 minutes For authors and publishers, content is our bread and butter. But content no longer just mean the products we publish – it also means marketing. So how do we build an effective content strategy? This question was addressed at the 2015 London Book Fair Publishing for Digital Minds Conference.

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Publishing Talk Magazine issue 6 – Children’s Publishing

Reading Time: 4 minutes In our first children’s publishing themed issue we’re delighted to have an exclusive interview with Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman. She speaks to our contributing editor Lucy Coats about her path to publication, top writing tips – and the need for greater diversity in children’s books. This issue also features Kit Berry, Kate Wilson, Hilary Delamere, Steven Lenton, Nicola Morgan, Tom Evans and Suzanne Collier.

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From fantasy to reality – how Ben Galley became a successful self-publishing authorpreneur

Reading Time: 7 minutes Ben Galley is the self-published fantasy author of The Emaneska Series. Zealous about inspiring other authors and writers, he also runs the popular advice site Shelf Help, and is the co-founder of ebook store Libiro. Ben became a successful full-time ‘authorpreneur’ at the age of 26 and within a few years of publishing his first book. Jon Reed asks him how he did it.

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