Category Archive: Writing

Jun 21

The Business of Books: Publish and Don’t be Damned

Jane Cable’s big lessons from self publishing At the moment I’m juggling. Even more than ever with a house move and Chindi’s talks at the Festival of Chichester both approaching at a frightening pace. And juggling means making the best use of my time, so when I was thinking about the biggest lessons I’ve learnt …

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Jun 16

Michael Palin Donates Archive of His Literary Career to the British Library

Michael Palin and Rachel Foss at the British Library – photo by Tony Antoniou  The British Library is delighted to announce the acquisition of the archive of writer, actor, comedian and television presenter Michael Palin. The archive, which has been generously donated to the British Library by Palin, covers his literary and creative life during …

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Jun 07

The Business of Books: A Taste for Romance | Jane Cable visits a Choc Lit roadshow

Jane Cable visits a Choc Lit roadshow As regular readers of this column will know, I’ve been keeping my eye on Choc Lit for a while. As a writer of romance, you simply can’t ignore them; they’re up there, they’re out there – and they have a definite brand. It’s this clear branding which draws …

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Jun 01

National Poetry Day and the BBC commission 12 new poems celebrating local words

National Poetry Day and the BBC are joining forces this year to discover and celebrate the nation’s great local words in 12 specially commissioned poems – one for each of the 12 BBC regions in England.   From today and taking their cue from National Poetry Day’s 2017 theme – Freedom – BBC Local Radio across England will …

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May 31

Business of Books: Behind the Best-seller Jane Cable Meets Rosanna Ley

This week I am especially delighted to welcome one of my favourite writers, best-selling author Rosanna Ley. 1)      How much of your working life does the business of books take up? Pretty much all of it! I work full time from home: writing, researching, editing, writing publicity material and taking part in events and occasionally doing …

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May 26

How Much of Yourself Should You Share Online?

We live in the era of information overload. People share everything from what they eat, to pictures of their children. But how much should we share online? As a writer I have to share my experiences. Well, to be a good writer anyway. But when you write an article and it goes out into the …

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May 24

Festival Fun: Jane Cable puzzles over how best to publicise a local event

I don’t know if it’s just me, but as a writer I’ve become so locked into digital marketing that asking me to promote something tangible and local leaves me scratching my head. Although Chindi Authors were always going to run a series of events at this summer’s Festival of Chichester I hadn’t really envisaged joining …

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May 17

Business of Books: Jane Cable interviews designer and digital marketing specialist Aimee Coveney

BUSINESS OF BOOKS: BETTER BY DESIGN Jane Cable interviews designer and digital marketing specialist Aimee Coveney What is your book-related job or business? I started out by opening my own freelance design consultancy after finding my niche of working with industry professionals and directly with authors themselves. I am now co-founder of Bookollective and run …

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