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.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Do you want to get published? Have you written a book but have no idea how to take the next steps? Brought to you by Publishing Talk, the How to Get Published masterclass is an essential day for all authors starting out.
Reading Time: 4 minutes From Google Ads to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter there are lots of options for paid advertising online. So where do you start – and what works for books?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Social media is one of the best ways to connect with readers, build a large, engaged audience – and promote your books. To succeed, it pays to think strategically about what you want to achieve.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Narrative nonfiction is nonfiction’s equivalent of the novel, says Daniel Smith. Here’s how to turn your idea into a compelling read.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The book used to be the thing you marketed. Today it’s also a tool to market yourself or your business. Business coach, content consultant and publisher Alison Jones shares her advice for using self-publishing as a business strategy.
Reading Time: 4 minutes New Year’s resolutions rarely make it past January. How can you make sure your writing resolution sticks? Chris Smith shares his rules for setting a goal you’ll stick to.
Reading Time: 17 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.
Reading Time: 5 minutes You choose an agent as much as an agent chooses you. But which one is right for you? Kirsty McLachlan looks at what different types of agent can offer.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Writing in exotic locations – and occasionally shop windows – is all in a day’s work for narrative nonfiction author Isabel Losada.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Jon Reed asks bestselling hybrid author Nick Spalding which side of the publishing fence is best – traditional or indie?
Reading Time: 8 minutes Where does Wire in the Blood creator Val McDermid get her ideas? Danuta Kean investigates.