Jan 18

The Business of Books – 18.1.17

Since Another You saw the light of day almost a month ago much of my writing life has been taken over by marketing, interspersed with periods of panic that I’m not marketing enough, or that I’m doing the wrong things. It’s actually very hard to tell what works, however empirical you try to be, so …

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Jan 17

Leap In: by Alexandra Heminsley Reviewed by Penny Deacon

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Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves and the Will to Swim by Alexandra Heminsley Reviewed by Penny Deacon   You’ve broken your New Year’s resolutions. You’re curled on the sofa with that second glass of wine (Dry January? What’s that?). You’ve refused to stand on the bathroom scales. You’re just beginning to think you should …

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Jan 17

Frost Get Their Hygge On At Young’s House of Happiness

Monday the 16th of January is Blue Monday. It is the point when January couldn’t get any worse – Christmas has become a distant memory, credit card statements begin to arrive and the temptation to abandon new year’s resolutions reaches crisis-point –it is known as the most depressing day. So I left the toddler at home …

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Jan 17

Interview with John Risebero of Antic Disposition by Paul Vates

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    Last year, the award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition toured a production of Shakespeare’s Henry V. They continue with this tour in 2017 by visiting eight of the UK’s most historic and beautiful cathedrals. Performed by a cast of British and French actors, the production celebrates the rich and often turbulent relationship between our …

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Jan 17

Chris Pratt “My Son Thinks Acting is Stupid”

It can be hard to impress your kids. Parents are often thought of as uncool and poor Chris Pratt has found that even being a famous Hollywood actor does not help. Chris’s four-year-old son Jack thinks that acting is “stupid”. The truth came out when the 37-year-old was doing a Reddit Ask Me Anything segment where …

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Jan 16

A Day in the Life of Troubador Marketing

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A Day in the Life of Troubador Marketing – Part 4 On publication: Social Media and Digital marketing. This involves several online marketing tools that help promote an author’s title(s) and boost their visibility. Sarah Taylor plans a social media campaign Social media marketing is fast becoming an intrinsic part of an author’s marketing arsenal. …

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Jan 15

A Day in the Life of author Alison Clink

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  Alison Clink was one of last year’s Words for the Wounded’s Independent Author Book Award’s top three prize winners – with the fabulous The Man Who Didn’t Go To Newcastle, the biography of her brother.   Today I get up when I feel like it. Hey, I’ve brought up four children and had several …

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Jan 15

The Doppel Gang

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The Doppel Gang Tristan Bates Theatre from 17th January – 11th February 2017. The Doppel Gang fuses classic British comedy with the endless energy of the Marx Brothers, who at the time the play is set were dominating the comedy scene in the US. With its precision timing and authentic 40s soundtrack, the audience are …

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