Tips for writers
The Write Lines
Programme 1: Ebook publishing and getting a traditional book deal
Sue Cook talks to three writers who have all enjoyed success by self-publishing ebooks. Mark Edwards (Catch your Death, Killing Cupid), Roz Morris (My Memories of a Future Life) and Mel Sherratt (Taunting the Dead, Somewhere to Hide) share their experiences of going it alone and, in Mark's case, of securing a traditional book deal.
Topics covered include getting to the top of the Amazon Kindle charts, building a buzz about your book, formatting a book for Kindle, cover design, the benefits of agents and editors, digital vs print publishing and pricing strategies.
Media partner: Mslexia magazine. Sponsored by Scrivener at www.literatureandlatte.com.
Programme 2: How to build a career as a writer
Sue Cook talks to Julie Cohen (novelist, tutor), Sue Moorcroft (novelist, short story writer, tutor) and Nicola Morgan (fiction for children/YA and non-fiction for adults, tutor).
The guests share their experiences, with advice about ways to get into writing, making money from writing, recycling your writing, using Twitter for research, holding a book launch, getting book reviews and author networking.
Media partner: Mslexia magazine. Sponsored by Silverwood Books at www.silverwoodbooks.co.uk and The Publishing Training Centre at www.train4publishing.co.uk
Programme 3: How to market your book
Sue Cook talks to Dr Alison Baverstock (author, publishing expert and university tutor), Catherine Ryan Howard (successful self-published author) and Jane Wenham-Jones (fiction and non-fiction writer, journalist and speaker).
The guests share their experiences, with advice about writing marketing copy, identifying a market for your book, building a readership, avoiding the hard sell, how publishers promote books, cheap and free books and using social media.
Media partner: Mslexia magazine. Sponsored by The Book Doctor at www.thebookdoctor.co.uk
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Free audio programmes: Talking Bookshelf's Writing Tips
Talking Bookshelf is pleased to announce a series of audio programmes for writers - Talking Bookshelf's Writing Tips. Talking Bookshelf producer Ian Skillicorn talks to writers and editors who share their top tips for writers.
Programme 1: Helen Corner, co-author of Write A Blockbuster and Get it Published
Tips and advice including how to submit a manuscript and finding an agent or publisher for your book.
Programme 2: Lorraine Mace, co-author of The Writer's ABC Checklist
Tips and advice including how to avoid common mistakes writers make and writing for English speaking markets from overseas.