Publishing Industry

That Literary Masterpiece Of Yours? It Won't Even Earn You Minimum Wage

Kristina Adams | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kristina Adams

You spend months writing your book, fork out a small fortune for an epic cover, write an awesome blurb, host a launch event... and you'll earn bugger all for your hard work.

How to Host a Book Launch that Doesn't Suck

Stephanie J Hale | Posted 11.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Stephanie J Hale

The most memorable literary event I've ever attended was held at an art gallery in London. I'd been a judge for some writers' awards. It was a black tie event so everyone was dressed up to the nines.

Ten Tips to Write and Publish Your Best Leadership Book

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

I love leadership books. They can inspire and help more people to lead themselves and the people around them, creating great change in the world. So...

Why Digital Will Be The Saviour Of Publishing

Marie Carter | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

The evolution of mobile tech and faster connections (viable 4G in many areas) alongside greater digital 'savviness' are all creating a new publishing revolution. As devices get smarter and mobile connectivity starts to match Wi-Fi speed, digital magazines and newspapers can really take flight.

When Are You Going to Write a Real Book?

CJ Daugherty | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
CJ Daugherty

True young adult fiction is intended, as the name implies, to be read both by adults and those in their late teens. I do not make allowances for my young readers in my writing, and neither do most authors. The storylines are definitely not childish.

One In Ten Reading Illegal E-Books

J.N. Paquet | Posted 24.07.2016 | UK Tech
J.N. Paquet

If the illegal download of eBooks were one day to become a widespread activity, we could end up with the current authors being the last generation of authors making a living out of their work.

The Feminist Market: The Buying and Selling of Supposed Liberation

Gregor Smith | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

What's needed isn't bestselling feminism, or even radical feminism, but an ethical humanism more radical than feminism. A movement that actually demands change of the existing cultures and tries to get every human to act towards it, rather than the sort of change that inspires people to buy a different brand of beauty product.

Why Special Interest Reports are of Special Interest to Brands

Raconteur Media | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK
Raconteur Media

Yet in a world where 140 characters is, for many, the standard form of communication, it seems more important than ever that there are opportunities to stop, learn and reflect on the wider issues that affect business or society.

Publishing: A Changing Industry

Samantha Shannon | Posted 17.12.2012 | Home
Samantha Shannon

One thing I've learned is that publishing is all about teamwork. It's not left up to the editors to make your book good: it's up to you. They're there to help you bring out the best in your writing, not force you into changing it.

Are the Black Sheep Leading the Way?

D.C. Gallin | Posted 18.09.2012 | Home
D.C. Gallin

Artists are often the black sheep of their families. This can be chalked up to any number of factors, but it's usually because they refuse to devote their lives to making money like the rest of the world. The odd one out: the idealist who has high-flying dreams that exist beyond the material plane.

On the Perils of Crowd-Funded Publishing

Katy Brand | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Katy Brand

Have I made a huge mistake? I have walked away from talks with two well-known traditional publishers, and decided instead to go with a new crowd-funded publishing company called Unbound, and now, as I watch the subscriptions come in, I begin to panic - will I reach my funding target?

Made in Britain by Gavin James Bower

John Lucas | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
John Lucas

The riots that raged through the UK earlier this year and the more recent anti-capitalism demonstration at St. Paul's Cathedral have revealed the prescience of Gavin James Bower's second novel, Made in Britain, injecting the book's marketing campaign with a degree of focus it might otherwise have lacked.

It's is all Very Well Living in the Digital age, but...

Ella Walker | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK
Ella Walker

At my house, an underappreciated Cambridge terrace filled up with me and two boys (also graduate journos), talk is always turning to the fact we've pitched ourselves into an industry that is having a bit of a flail.

Will The Kindle Kill The Paperback?

AOL Lifestyle | Posted 31.08.2011 | UK Lifestyle