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The August Magazine linked to some great articles: Ray Bradbury's greatest writing advice, Six Great Blogs, Everyone Needs a Editor and How to Blog a Book of Poetry.

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Whats new: 15 October 2018 - What's new 15 October 2018
  • 'So, true story... I was asked once during a Q&A session whether I would use a ghostwriter to write my own memoir. Ha ha ha, everyone in the room laughed. Funny question. ‘But really... would you?' my questioner insisted.
Link: DIY: Building an Author Website 15 October 2018

If an indie author wants to best market herself, she's going to need to start with an author website. Once she's determined which elements -- things like reviews, an author page, and social media links -- to include on her site, there are some basics decisions to be made before creating the...

A video of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's wonderful acceptance speech for the Penn Pinter Prize, which looks at the question: 'Are you an African writer', and is entitled 'Shut up and write'.

 

 

Every year, there is a controversy at the Man Booker prize; this year, it is all about the work of editors. Or rather, the supposed lack of work that editors are doing.

Link: How to Write Better Marketing Copy 15 October 2018

Overexposure: every writer has experienced this problem. You work on a manuscript for so long that your perception of it dulls. You become blind to its weaknesses and ignorant of its strengths.

 former slave's travels, a violent Swat-team arrest, a war between humans and trees... Esi Edugyan, Rachel Kushner, Daisy Johnson, Robin Robertson, Richard Powers and Anna Burns on the real stories behind their novels.

One of the many articles in Publishers' Weekly coverage of the Frankfurt Book FairWorld's largest trade fair for books; held annually mid-October at Frankfurt Trade Fair, Germany; First three days...

As the Frankfurter Buchmesse comes to a close today (October 14), organizers are reporting that the 70th iteration of the book fair, ranked as the world's largest trade show for the books industry, "ended with an increase of 0.8 percent in visitors at the weekend"-the public-facing part of the...

Commentary: A ghost writer on ghostwriting 15 October 2018

'So, true story... I was asked once during a Q&A session whether I would use a ghostwriter to write my own memoir. Ha ha ha, everyone in the room laughed. Funny question. ‘But really... would you?' my questioner insisted.

Whats new: 8 October 2018 - What's new 8 October 2018
  • ‘I have always loved reading, but when I was at school, especially in primary school, I didn't realise that I did. The reason for this was that what seemed to count as ‘reading' was, in fact, something much more specific: reading meant fiction, and it meant chapter books. To read a book...

With ‘many more tie-ups and collaborations between English and Indian-language publishers,' Taylor & Francis' Nitasha Devasar reports that India's book market today is in fast, positive evolution.

Barbara Kingsolver says that people often get her titles wrong. "Once a TV interviewer asked me how writing The Beans of Egypt, Maine has affected my life," she recalls. "I was able to say honestly, ‘Not at all!' " That's of course because the interviewer mistook Kingsolver's 1988 novel The Bean...

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