Literary fiction is often assumed to be the preserve of high-brow readers and traditional publishers. It’s not and it isn’t. Indie publishers are making huge waves in the literary fiction world, and are producing some of the best, brightest and most critically acclaimed literary fiction around. They are making it more accessible to a wider… Read More Four of the best indie publishers of literary fiction
Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly common way to raise finance for an array of music, culture and arts ventures. Supporters donate what they can to develop a project and become a patron with a vested in its outcome. Since the rise of Unbound and Kickstarting, crowdfunding is a legitimate option for authors who want to… Read More Is crowdfunding the future of publishing?
Self-publishing is something many writers consider. It’s a way to get your book on the market and have control over its design, marketing and overall image. But, is self-publishing as good as it sounds? Julie Kirk tells us about her self-publishing experience and offers five handy tips if you’re considering self-publishing your own work. If… Read More 5 tips for self-publishing
Writer and editor Moira Forsyth joins Book and Brew to explain what an editor is for. There’s more to it than you might think. *** Do you need an editor? You’ve written your novel, several times over probably, and worked at it so hard surely no more can be done. Then the publisher gets hold of… Read More What is an editor for?
Getting your book reviewed by book bloggers is not as difficult as you might think. Sure, it can take some work to find the right book blogger and build up a relationship but it’s worth it to get bookish influencers on your side. This article offers some practical tips for authors who are looking to… Read More How to get your book reviewed by bloggers
Running an indie press can seem like a very glamorous pursuit. Publishing the works of writers you love and bringing their words to the world. Ah, the romance! But, there’s a lot of hard work behind the scenes to set up and keep an indie press going. Valley Press, based in Scarborough, is one such… Read More Running an indie press
The Book and Brew takeover is back in February – and I have a wonderful group of guest writers for you all. Throughout February, 14 amazing writers will be joining us to share their views on reading, writing and working in the publishing industry. It’s going to be amazing! Let’s take a look at what’s… Read More Book and Brew takeover line-up
Indie presses are a joy. They publish unique, interesting and challenging content that can often be neglected by the big guys. And, they can be a great outlet for writers looking to get their work in print. Meeting the editors Last night, I attended a fascinating talk at Waterstones Newcastle at which editors of four… Read More Working with indie presses
I was lucky enough to listen to a webinar this week that unveiled the mysteries of being a book editor. Penguin Random House’s The Writers’ Academy hosted Behind the Bestseller: Editor Q&A with Jocasta Hamilton, the Publishing Director of Hutchinson. Jocasta talked about what her role involves, her day-to-day duties and some of the challenges of… Read More The editor is the author’s champion
The publishing industry is a competitive place. Breaking into it is challenging, complex and, ultimately, down to sheer hard graft. For decades, people studied traditional subjects like English or business-related disciplines at university before attempting to forge a career through internships and work experience. Now, there are specialist BAs and MAs in publishing that unravel… Read More What to expect from a publishing degree