How to Take a Good Author Photo

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabrielle Leimon

Your work is being published and you are over the moon. The work being published has been created so all the hard work is over, right? WRONG!

Why You Are Never Too Old to Do What You Love

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

A true entrepreneur does what he or she loves, therefore, to them, it is not even like work. Days blend into evenings, weekdays blend into weekends; there is little to no distinction between work and play. No such thing as time off! So, as time passes by and health permitting, why would that person ever want to stop doing what they love?

Independent Authors of the World Unite

Endeavour Press | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Endeavour Press

One of my reasons for setting my latest romantic comedy within the publishing industry was to highlight some of its failings, both to readers and fellow authors (independent or otherwise). HarperCollins and Random House need not completely despair though.

Modern Publishing

Chris Saunders | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Saunders

I've kicked around the publishing game for a while. In the past decade I've had two books published by traditional publishers, and four by digital publishers. On the flip side, I've collected more rejections than I can count. I've experienced the high's and the low's, and now I'm going to share with you some of what I've learned...

And The Worst Piece Of Sex Writing In Fiction This Year Was...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Manil Suri has won the 21st annual Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Award for his third novel, 'The City of Devi'. The prize was presented by th...

Bad Sex Award Shortlist Announced

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Comedy

Hoorah! The shortlist for Britain's most dreaded literary prize has been announced! Yes, the winner of Literary Review's 21st annual Bad Sex Award ...

The Art of Digital Surgery: In Conversation With High End Retoucher Pratik Naik

Hannah Gal | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

As the controversy surrounding Kate Winslet's 'unrealistic' Vogue cover rages on, I meet with a world renowned high end retoucher, Pratik Naik (Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, FHM, Cosmopolitan and The Observer) to discuss aesthetics, ethics and the more technical aspects of beautifying subjects on commission.

Niche Websites, Blogs and Magazines Should Come Together to Create Journalism That Can Make a Difference

Jon Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Vale

The medley of today's media is unprecedented. While Britain's biggest publishers find themselves in similarly unparalleled levels of turmoil - shrinking revenue, the threat of state regulation, and a growing tendency to aim their guns at each other - the range of outlets beneath them is fragmenting like light through a prism.

Online-publishing Teenagers Create a Whole New Meaning for Poetry

Alix Long | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alix Long

Even when we lose all hope in our seemingly hopeless race of humanity, there is still a flickering and poignantly strong light at the end of the tunnel. And that light, ladies and gentlemen, is the light of us teenagers.

Why John Green has got it wrong: Self-publishing isn't about doing it yourself

Polly Courtney | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Polly Courtney

Self-publishing is about staying in control of your destiny as a writer and having a say in how your book is packaged, produced, distributed and promoted. It is about making your own decisions, in collaboration with the experts (and in some cases, fans) to ensure that your work reaches readers in the way that is right for you.

Can You SEO Your Way to the Bestseller List?

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Tech
Laxmi Hariharan

Chris McVeigh-- he runs FourFiftyOne a digital publishing consultancy as well as seoforbooks--said, "SEO is a huge opportunity for Indie authors to become discoverable" adding "it is not a discoverability but a visibility problem for many authors."

Matthew Tucker

INTERVIEW: Kate Mosse On Co-Founding The Women's Prize For Fiction | Matthew Tucker | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Entertainment

It's been a busy year for Kate Mosse, chair of the Women's Prize for Fiction, one of the biggest literature prizes in the world. Not only has the i...

Cost Per Auction : Real Time Bidding Shakes Up Online Advertising

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

How about an eBay for advertisers? Say goodbye to bulk media buys around inventory that is racked and stacked so far in advance that advertisers have...

My Book's Been Gazumped By Dan Brown

Laura Palmer | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Laura Palmer

My first thought was - hurray! That's my May reading sorted. I know it's not very cool to like Dan Brown, but I do. Not wholly unlike The Abomination, I thought. Oh. Wait a second. The Abomination. Our big white hope. The book that would make us millionaires, give us iPads For All.

Creating Content? Think Before You Publish

Raconteur Media | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK
Raconteur Media

Remember that blogging is just one instance in which you can create great content to achieve business goals. Whatever your platform or format, make sure content is authoritative, written by the best people and original.

What Writers Earn: A Cultural Myth

Sara Sheridan | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sara Sheridan

I write historical fiction. I've been a full-time professional writer for almost 20 years. I realized early on that being an author is a hugely misunderstood job. Because there are no pay grades and very little structure, people make interesting assumptions about the profession.

Nearly Half A Million Books To Be Handed Out On World Book Night

The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Tuesday is World Book Night and Shakespeare's birthday (449-years-old) - 23rd April could not be more literary. Ready your dictionaries and dust of...

Matthew Tucker

'She Thought She Was The Prodigal Daughter' - Jeffrey Archer Remembers Margaret Thatcher | Matthew Tucker | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Politics

An athlete, an MP, a jailbird for perjury and a best-selling author, published in 97 countries, in more than 37 languages, with international sales pa...

Free Papers Are Costing the Earth

Helen Wilson | Posted 13.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Wilson

There is something irresistible about a free newspaper or magazine. Human nature is such that we can't help but pick them up, regardless of their qual...

On Pippa, Waitrose and Concrete Boots

Claire Meadows | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Meadows

We're wise to the fact that Pippa is being thrust in our faces, and we don't like it. We like it even less when she's thrust into our faces without the talent to justify it.

Bukowski and the Down-and-Outs

Tom Ward | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ward

What are the chances of really becoming a commercially and critically successful author in 2013? For me personally, the idea of being a down-and-out writer living in a bedsit hasn't had to become a reality just yet. This is due to still living at my parents' home.

Imaginary Relationships: Games, Books and Interactivity

Dave Morris | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Tech
Dave Morris

People nowadays think of gamebooks as rather old hat - and, after all, it was twenty years ago. In their heyday, though, they were a phenomenon, selling upwards of a hundred thousand units per title. And it's not as old hat as you might think.

Food for Thought

Deborah C Dooley | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Deborah C Dooley

We sat in the kitchen for our writerly discussion. He held a sheaf of A4 paper, covered in typescript while I was armed with my favourite pen and my kitchen reading glasses. I slid them onto my nose, squinting around the scratches and food smudges. Two mugs of tea and a plate of just baked flapjacks sat on the table between us.

Why Publishing and Advertising Work in Tandem

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

If your company concentrates on demographics, it is only reasonable to focus on the area where your potential customers are located. Facebook, Linked-in, Twitter et al are all teeming with groups of people in a particular location.

DASH Magazine: Illustrating the Business of Fashion

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

When someone decides to invest in editing and publishing a new fashion magazine, a move into a business that has been finding itself increasingly at odds with longevity and profitability, their actions are worthy of some attention.