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The July Magazine provided links to some interesting articles - How to Self-Publish a Poetry Book - 10 Steps, Films based on books take 44% more at the box office, The Changing Face of Romance Novels and Do Great Writers Really Steal? On Plagiarism and Publishing.

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Whats new: 17 September 2018 - What's new 17 September 2018
  • ‘The mature, serious novel is the best art form for explaining our complicated lives. It gets all the little shades of meaning and the nuance of the human condition.

When Penguin and Random House announced in the fall of 2012 that they intended to merge, Hurricane Sandy was barreling toward New York City, America's publishing capital.

Every agent is different, and every agency has slightly different guidelines, but here are a few tips I would suggest bearing in mind when submitting. Agents receive a number of novels and non-fiction proposals every day, making it so important to do everything you can to ensure yours stands out...

Link: Offset Printing Versus Print-on-Demand 17 September 2018

Knowing which type of printing service to use depends on authors' publishing needs - and before any decision is made, it's important to have a clear understanding of the two types of printing.

There was widespread reaction when the Philosopher's Stone in the title of the first Harry Potter book became the Sorcerer's Stone after its US publisher, Scholastic, decided that children might confuse wizards for Plato.

French booksellers have called on literary judges to "defend books and not those who threaten them", after one of France's most prestigious prizes selected a self-published novel available only via Amazon.

Never underestimate the power of one determined person. What Carole Cadwalladr has done to Facebook and big data, and Edward Snowden has done to the state security complex, the young Kazakhstani scientist Alexandra Elbakyan has done to the multibillion-dollar industry that traps knowledge behind...

Social media is one of the best ways to connect with readers, build a large, engaged audience - and promote your books. Whether you're an author working on your own social media, or a publisher developing a social media presence for one of your authors, it pays to think strategically about what...

'The Children Act' novelist and screenwriter reflects on what he's learned about endings and studio execs' suggestions: "They were all formed out of a pattern, as if they'd all taken Screenwriting 101 years ago."

Commentary: 'The richness of the novel' 17 September 2018

‘The mature, serious novel is the best art form for explaining our complicated lives. It gets all the little shades of meaning and the nuance of the human condition. D H Lawrence called the novel the ‘bright book of life', and it's the art form that has evolved to explain this bizarre adventure...

Whats new: 10 September 2018 - What's new 10 September 2018
  • ‘Given that some very big and powerful companies dominate the UK books business, it is logical for other businesses to join together to shore up their profitability and influence in the market. I hope that these two well-loved booksellers find renewed strength and creative energy together...

Two great champions of reading for pleasure return to remind us that it really is an important thing to do - and that libraries create literate citizens

Words by Neil Gaiman and illustrations by Chris Riddell

 

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