Category Archive: Business & Careers

Feb 07


Kicking off a new series for 2018, Jane Cable talks to romantic novelist and former seafarer John Jackson What was the first writing advice you were ever given? The first piece was one I worked out for myself before starting to write fiction. In a previous life, I spent many years preparing safety manuals, policies …

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Jan 08

A Day in the Life of Photographer Cire Simone

I have been passionate about photography since I was a child, and my evenings were spent watching David Attenborough documentaries and thinking that becoming a wildlife photographer would be the best job in the world. A degree in Marine and Natural History Photography at University College Falmouth further cemented my ambition to create images, both …

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Dec 27

BUSINESS OF BOOKS: CLASS OF 2017 – Jane Cable considers the big lessons

Some writers consider their calling a business from day one – to others it comes as a complete surprise. But asking them to think about it has come up with some real pearls of wisdom we can all share. On finding time to write: “I’ve found the trick is to stay focused on the current …

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Dec 06

THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS: TELLING THE WORLD – Jane Cable meets Bookouture publicist Kim Nash

What is your book related job? I work as Publicity and Social Media Manager at Bookouture ( It’s my job to let the world know about our books and authors whether this be through traditional media such as magazines and newspapers or in the online arena so in online magazines or via our social media …

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Nov 22

THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS: GUILDING THE LILY – Jane Cable meets Book Guild author Sally Jenkins

How much of your working life does the business of books take up? Around 40% of my working life is spent on writing and writing-related activities. I work for a multinational IT consultancy three days a week which, in theory, leaves two days for the business of books. In reality, domestic trivia eats into those …

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Nov 08

THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS: PRINTING PLUS – Jane Cable meets Nigel Mitchell of Biddles

For a number of reasons I won’t go into here I have a personal dislike of Createspace paperbacks, so when I wanted a short print run of Another You, another author recommended Biddles. Not only do they print and design books, but they do all the ISBN legwork, including taking orders from wholesalers. So I delighted to …

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Sep 27

The Business of Books: Blending Fact and Fiction – Jane Cable meets GP turned author Carol Cooper

  1) How much of your working life does the business of books take up? About half my working hours are now taken up with book-related activities. It’s not all writing, as there’s social media, marketing, research, and the rest. The other half of the time, I teach medical students, do some journalism, and fit …

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Sep 11

University Is Too Expensive and a Waste of Time, Say UK Graduates

BY ASTRID HALL One in four graduates now regret having gone to university, according to research. A survey found the most common reasons to rue time spent in further education are paying too much for their degree, wasting their time and making bad choices such as not choosing subject or institution more carefully. The study …

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