UK Publishing

Final Thoughts From London Writers' Week 2016: How Theatre And Digital Publishing Can Change Arts Education And The Arts Industry

Jennifer Tuckett | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jennifer Tuckett

As part of London Writers' Week 2016, I recently chaired two panels on theatre publishing and diversity. The speakers were Rob Drummer, Associate Dramaturg at the Bush Theatre, and George Spender, Senior Editor at Oberon Books.

Seven Essential Tips for Unpublished Authors

Benjamin Johncock | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Benjamin Johncock

1. Write a great book. This is very hard and will take you a long time. See (3.). 2. Never refer to yourself as: budding novelist, aspiring novelist,...

Everyone Before Me; Or So It Seems

Mik Scarlet | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

Throughout the comments sections of blogs and articles explaining disabled people's views are non-disabled people telling us we're wrong. Not just about the film but pretty much whatever we've said.

What's the Point of the London Book Fair?

Mark Piggott | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mark Piggott

So where does the blame lie? In the complacent self-sustaining world of publishing, where agents and publishers alike employ young, middle class interns to weed out the chaff and find the next big thing. Except of course most of these readers, being young and middle class, haven't actually got a clue about good writing OR the real world...

Rejecting the Social Constructs of Masculinity and Femininity

Jojo Furnival | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

A couple of weeks ago, I listened to some guy on Radio 2 expressing his point of view on masculinity and the topic of men crying. Real men don't cry, he said. "There are plenty of things that bring a lump to my throat, but that doesn't mean I'm going to start blubbing like a little girl." Wow.

How to Host a Book Launch that Doesn't Suck

Stephanie J Hale | Posted 17.02.2016 | 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.

What Nobody Tells You About Your Book Being Published

Holly Seddon | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Holly Seddon

It's been a month since my debut novel Try Not to Breathe came out in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand, and another couple of weeks before it comes out in America and then Germany. It's been thrilling, numbing, weird, wonderful and at times, raw and scary. I'm prouder than I thought possible but I've also learned a few things along the way.

Five Reasons to Self-Publish

Hazel Butler | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Hazel Butler

If you've written a book, chances are you have at least considered self-publishing. There are many excellent reasons to self-publish, even if you have the chance to publish traditionally. Where self-publishing was once seen as the last recourse of the desperate, it has fast become valid method of publishing.

Five Reasons to Write a Business Book

Hazel Butler | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Hazel Butler

You may have been toying with writing a book for your business for a while, but you're unsure. You're not good enough to write a business book. You're not sure it's worth the investment. You're terrified at the prospect of self-publishing. You're worried nobody wants to read about your business, and you don't really know what you're talking about anyway...

How 'The Lad Bible' Became a Media Empire

Philip Ellis | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Philip Ellis

But while men's mags as we know them may be dead, lad culture is still very much alive, and so is the demand for saucy, bantz-laden content. And in this new space, meme machine The Lad Bible is the undisputed king.

The Pros and Cons of Rejection

Johnny Rich | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Johnny Rich

What, I wondered, are we supposed to draw from this? Here are five reasons why repeated rejection might be relevant and what we might learn from it, regardless of whether we are writers or simply people striving to get by in an often unappreciative world.

Why Digital Will Be The Saviour Of Publishing

Marie Carter | Posted 05.10.2015 | 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.

The Internal Struggle

Ross Semple | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ross Semple

I'm trying not to be too negative. It could still turn around. I could get a job tomorrow. Maybe one day I'll have my dream job where I'll be paid for my work. I'll laugh with my colleagues and have business lunches until one day ... So I beat on, scouring the internet for jobs, borne back ceaselessly into the couch.

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.

Free NME - Madness or a Smart Move?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Blanchard

They're not a daily newspaper but a niche weekly magazine assumed by all to appeal only to a young demographic? Many of the commentariat think not. And there is certainly an argument that NME's readership is teenagers who, unlike Evening Standard fans, are not going to pick up a free copy to read on their commute to work.

Five Disturbing Things You Don't Know About Getting Published

Sara Sheridan | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sara Sheridan

You've finished your manuscript, sought out an agent and are hopeful your wonderful book will be snapped up. Here are some little-known facts about what happens next... you're walking into the lion's den.

Back to the Future with Print

Raconteur Media | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK
Raconteur Media

Print delivers scale and reach. It delivers a medium for education, for knowledge - it delivers on trust, integrity and UX. It's the right medium for senior purchase decision makers and business people.

Five Steps To Getting Your Book Published

Mark Hillary | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

We are surrounded by more distractions than ever today. Social networks offer endless opportunities to publish short thoughts without the effort involved in crafting the 200-pages of content you might need for a book.

So You Want to be a Novelist?

Holly Seddon | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Holly Seddon

So I wanted to be an author. Perhaps like others in the 60%, I had the romantic idea of a desk, an old typewriter (in reality, I had a Windows 486 PC...), pots of coffee and French cigarettes. I wanted to be an author SO BADLY that when I left college, I became... a call centre operative.

Louise Ridley

Suspicions Grow Over Timing Of 'Vulnerable' Harper Lee's New Novel

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK

Questions have been raised about the timing of a decision by Harper Lee, the famously private author of To Kill A Mocking Bird, to release her second ...

Are all books created equal?

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

I'm sure many of you have enjoyed reading a good motivational book or ebook at some point in recent months. I've had quite a few to choose from and this got me thinking, are all books really created equal? If you had to choose, would it be an ebook or a printed one?

Six Steps That Will Help Your CEO Achieve Blogging Success

Mark Hillary | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Does your Chief Executive have a blog and use social networks to improve his or her communication? If you answered yes, then congratulations, your boss clearly appreciates that the way we all communicate today has changed beyond recognition in the past half-decade.

Why Not Bring Colour Into Readers' Lives?

Richard Masefield | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Masefield

For generations writers have used coloured ink in correspondence. Jane Austen wrote in ink made from iron gall, which first appeared as a pale grey, d...

PUBLISH! Yes, You Can

Liz Fraser | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Liz Fraser

But crowdfunding is fairly standard now, and people are getting the hang of it. Many books, films, music albums and so on have been very successfully made this way. It's a long road, but it's A ROAD, and I am on it, and moving forwards.

Print Books: Still Winning

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Tech

The dominant narrative around books is that print is dead, and e-books are king. Not true. New data from the UK and US shows that print is provi...