Publishing

5 tips for self-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

Writing

5 writing tips from Erin Kelly

Writings tips are always useful. Getting them from a published author and creative writing tutor is bloomin’ invaluable. Last weekend, I attended a Killer Women workshop led by Erin Kelly. Erin has written a range of suspense books, my favourite being The Poison Tree, and is a course leader on Curtis Brown’s creative writing programme. She… Read More 5 writing tips from Erin Kelly

Man Booker Prize, Meet the author

Graeme Macrae Burnet: “I want my readers to play detective”

Graeme Macrae Burnet is the author of His Bloody Project, the little book from the little publisher that’s taking the Man Booker Prize by storm. It’s made the shortlist and is surpassing the sales of the five other contenders, much to the delight of its publisher Contraband (the crime inprint of Saraband). The Reading Agency allocated His Bloody… Read More Graeme Macrae Burnet: “I want my readers to play detective”