Category Archive: Writing

Mar 22

The Book Publicist EllyDonovanPR talks to Jane Cable

What is your book-related job or business? I am a freelance book publicist carrying out PR campaigns for authors and publishers. I try to obtain reviews, articles and interviews about my clients’ books in newspapers and magazines – and on the internet, the radio or television.  This type of publicity can help boost book sales as …

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Mar 15

The Business of Books: #AMREADING

Jane Cable starts working through her ‘to be read’ pile Two weeks ago I wrote, with some trepidation, about my slightly difficult relationship with reading now that I’m a writer. I have to say I was really pleased by the positive comments I received from other authors feel the same – I certainly don’t feel …

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Mar 08

The Business Of Books: Writing In Balance

Author Nikki Moore tells Jane Cable why she never quite wants to give up her day job.   How much of your working life does the business of books take up?   The honest answer is, quite a bit, but not as much as I’d like. I have a full-time HR day job, so writing has to …

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Mar 06

London Book & Screen Week 2017 unveils programme that goes from Hogwarts to Hygge in celebration of books

David Nicholls, Roddy Doyle and Michael Morpurgo headline the seven-day festival A Soho awards night with David Nicholls, a very special Harry Potter screening at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London and conversations with Michael Morpurgo and Roddy Doyle lead the eclectic line-up of this year’s London Book & Screen Week (13-19 March 2017).   Produced by The London Book …

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Mar 01

The Business of Books: Writer as Reader

Jane Cable admits to sometimes having a slightly uneasy relationship with other writers’ books   Writers are by our very nature readers. We tend to have fallen in love with stories at an early age and as children at least devoured every book we could lay our hands on or persuade someone to read to …

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Feb 23

Helping Children Sleep By Dan Jones

Helping Children Sleep Almost 20 years ago I began working in children’s homes. Many of the children had endured years of abuse and other traumatic experiences by the time they ended up in care, this impacted on their ability to feel safe, relax, and sleep at night. Due to having Asperger’s, a high-functioning form of …

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Feb 22

Business of Books: Jane Cable talks to Lucy Williams of Honno

This week Jane Cable talks to Lucy Williams, a committee member of Honno, the independent co-operative run by women to publish the best of Welsh women’s writing. Honno has recently celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.   What is your book related job or business?   In my day job I am an in-house technical author and …

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Feb 15

The Business of Books: Back to Basics

Jane Cable reaches a scary moment with her next manuscript More often than not my own blogs for The Business of Books focus on the process of being published and on marketing, marketing, and more marketing. For any writer, particularly one clinging onto a day job as well, it sometimes seems that the actual business of creating …

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