Category Archive: Writing

Feb 08

The Business of Books With Jane Cable: David Ledain

This week Jane Cable interviews David Ledain about why he believes he can sell more self-help than fiction and why he decided to turn his own experiences into a book. Find out more about David at I am a gay dad and to protect those I love I write using the penname – David …

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Feb 01

The Business of Books: Giving it all Away

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Jane Cable’s Another You goes on free download on Amazon… Two weeks ago I wrote about trying to be empirical in judging the results of marketing – and also that Another You would be on free promotion. While an ideal opportunity to see if I could actually learn what worked and what didn’t, it felt …

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Jan 26

A Day in the Life of author Rosie Jackson

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A prize-winning author, Rosie Jackson is widely published. Her  books include The Glass Mother, The Light Box, Mothers Who Leave and What the Ground Holds. Rosie is a Hawthornden Fellow 2017. She is a member of Arts and Health South West. My days vary depending on where I am with any writing project.  When I’m in …

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Jan 25

The Bookshop Owner Jane Cable talks to Sandra Foy

This week Jane Cable talks to Sandra Foy, a bookseller living in Manchester who is also a book blogger, blogging at She love crime books and watching cricket. What is your writing related job or business? I am a bookseller who owns a shop in Urmston Manchester. This time last year my only connection with …

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Jan 23

How To Make Your Blog Posts Go Viral Part Two

In the first post on how to make your blog, and your blog posts, go viral we covered content, social media sharing, titles, tags and keywords. Next up we have more advice for helping your hard work pay off. Post at The Right Time Doing a post on Christmas Day probably won’t get a lot of hits. …

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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 11

Business of Books: Claire Dyer

Claire Dyer is a novelist and poet from Reading, Berkshire. Her novels are published by Quercus and her poetry collections are published by Two Rivers Press. She likes love stories and cheese! How much of your working life does the business of books take up? I’d say all of it. Until recently I balanced my …

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Jan 04

The Business of Books

Throughout 2017 I’ll be alternating my own blog posts with interviews with other authors and book business insiders. I have a background in business myself, having trained as a chartered accountant and run my own company for the last sixteen years and when I embarked on my career as an author it was comforting to …

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