Category Archive: Writing

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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May 10

The Business of Books: Bursting the Book Bubble

Jane Cable on Bookbub and other promotions Another You has been on promotion again; partly thanks to Endeavour Press and partly off my own bat. When I heard the price would be dropped to 99p/99c for a good chunk of April in readiness for a Bookbub promotion I thought it would be worthwhile experimenting a …

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May 03

Business of Books: Jane Cable talks to author & book designer Christine Hammacott

Jane Cable talks to author and book designer Christine Hammacott   How much of your working life does the business of books take up? The business of books is extremely varied these days. Being an author doesn’t just involve writing a book. It can involve research, editing, marketing and promotion, social media, blogging, events and book festivals, …

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Apr 27

The Business of Books: The Taxman Cometh… Or Does He?

Jane Cable on taxing income from writing The first royalty cheque, the first receipts from Amazon – those are exciting moments for any writer. But in the slightly bewildered ‘wow – someone’s paid to read my book’ moment, whether you need to pay tax on the income is the furthest thing from your mind. First let me …

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Apr 19

The Business of Books: Passion For Publishing

This week I’m genuinely excited to welcome Karen Sullivan, the powerhouse behind the most talked-about independent publisher in the UK   1)   What is your book related job or business? I am publisher and owner of Orenda Books, an independent publisher that specializes in literary fiction, with a heavy emphasis on crime thrillers and about half …

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Apr 12

The Business of Books: Ready, Steady – Write!

Jane Cable on writing competitively Writing is not generally a competitive pastime; in fact, as I was saying in my last column, it’s a mutually supportive one. Yet writing competitions are forever popular and it’s probably the one time that pencils are sharpened into threatening points as we pit our wonderful words against those of …

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Apr 07

Divine Chocolate & Christian Aid launch their 15th annual Poetry Competition for children

Divine Chocolate, the Fairtrade and farmer-owned chocolate company, has launched its 15th annual national Poetry Competition in partnership with Christian Aid. The poetry competition aims to take young people on a voyage of discovery about the world of chocolate, cocoa farmers and Fairtrade, firing their imaginations and encouraging their creativity. The theme for 2017’s competition is ‘Sharing …

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