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Stephen King’s On Writing

I’m finally finishing Stephen King’s On Writing, my permanent, it seems, holiday read. One thing struck me as true. When he was about 13 and he started to write horror and sci-fi fiction, Stephen King didn’t just leave it in … Continue reading

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Aston Bay Press to Publish the latest Titanic Tie-in

New publisher Aston Bay Press has acquired world rights to a new Titanic-related historical thriller, due to be published in April 2012.  Alan Watts’ Touched by Angels is the story of an extraordinary woman, Lil, and her nine-year-old son, living in early … Continue reading

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Get Readers’ Permission to Sell your Book

The fact that authors are expected to contribute a lot to thepublicity and marketing of their books is reflected in the trend of lower advances and higher royalty rates. Why demotivate the author by giving him alarge advance, so he … Continue reading

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Aston Bay Press: our very own publishing house

We’re very proud to announce that we’re finally starting up our very own imprint. It’s Aston Bay Press and it’s three days old. The interest and feedback we receive from everybody is nothing short of overwhelming.Booktrade and The Bookseller have … Continue reading

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The Bookseller Book Cover Design Conference

British Library, 23rd of June 2011 Since I am feverishly preparing to finally realise my lifetime dream and launch my own fiction imprint, I thought attending The Bookseller’s Cover Design Conference was a good reason to go to London for … Continue reading

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Self-publishers: Your book may be good. But can it be better?

Self-publishing your books can prove to be a great choice. It can bring you fame and money and even the satisfaction that you can beat something like an Orange Prize winner in charts (See Kindle bestseller chart: Catch your Death … Continue reading

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Difficult Manuscript Assessment

I have recently received a manuscript for assessment from a writer claiming that actually not him, but God Himself has dictated the book through his (the writer’s) voice. It’s now time for me to start assessing it, but it’s hard … Continue reading

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