Category Archive: Writing

Apr 04

British Book Awards: Books of the Year shortlists announced

The six category shortlists for the 2017 Books of the Year Awards were announced at the 2017 London Book Fair by Chair of the Judges and Contributing Editor of The Bookseller Cathy Rentzenbrink who said “there’s innovation, experimentation, good old-fashioned story-telling and beautiful production values.”   2016 marked a step-change in the British Book Industry Awards.  A …

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Mar 29

Writing a Series – the pros and the cons! – Della Parker

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As the next book in Della Parker’s Reading Group series fast approaches publication she shares on Frost Magazine some of the pros and cons she’s discovered creating and developing a series. Publishers love them.  Readers love them. But what about the writers?  Is it easier or harder to write a series of novels? Or in …

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Mar 29

The Business of Books: The Feeling’s Mutual

The Business of Books: The Feeling’s Mutual Jane Cable muses support from other writers I had a very interesting conversation on Thursday. At the Romantic Novelists’ Association Cornish Chapter lunch we fell to talking about how best to market our books. None of us felt we had a firm grasp of what worked and what …

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Mar 27

Writing About My Experiences With Autism to Help Myself and Others

This week is the release of my book Look Into My Eyes which is about my experiences as someone who has Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and also my experiences professionally from around 20 years working with those who have autism, their parents/carers, employers and supporting professionals. I was diagnosed …

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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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