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Why Attending The Festival of Storytellers 2021 Is Important – Jennifer Jacksons | Guest Post

Why Attending The Festival of Storytellers 2021 Is Important – Jennifer Jacksons | Guest Post

When was the last time you’ve attended a book festival? Was it many months ago? Or was it a year ago? There is no question that 2020 played a huge role to why you haven’t attended a book fair. Last year was unprecedented and the outlook for 2021 also remains uncertain. Millions of plans and

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The Benefits of Hiring a Writing Assistant – Beau Peters | Guest Post

As a writer, it’s not uncommon to assume you have to do everything on your own. While some things can’t be delegated when it comes to your work, there are plenty of daily tasks that can (and should) be handled by someone else – a writing assistant. When you’re a professional writer, a good rule

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Changing Trends in the Publishing Industry: 2021 – Charlie Svensson | Guest Post

2021 promises many things for the publishing industry, with many of the trends having begun to take hold 2 or 3 years ago. In many ways, therefore, 2021 is going to be a continuation of what is already there. If you like to predict this kind of stuff, you can make money doing it on

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Children’s Books Never Go Out of Style – Kathryn Starke | Guest Post

Fifteen years ago, I wrote a children’s book to teach the seven continents to my second-grade students who could not imagine a world outside of their own community. Amy’s Travels became the first children’s picture book to teach all seven continents. Based on the true story of my college suitemate Amy, the example of Latina

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Louise Glück Awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2020 has been awarded to the American poet Louise Glück. The announcement of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2020, presented by Mats Malm, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, on 8th October 2020. for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.

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IPG REVEALS 2020 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING AWARDS SHORTLISTS

The Independent Publishers Guild has announced the 13 shortlisted categories and finalists for this year’s Independent Publishing Awards. They are: THE PAPERBACK BOOKSHOP TRADE PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR Atlantic Books, Faber & Faber, Oneworld, Sandstone Press BLACKWELL’S CHILDREN’S PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR Nosy Crow, Sweet Cherry Publishing, Walker Books, Wonderbly PLS ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHER

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The London Book Fair 2020 Has Been Cancelled

Reed Exhibitions, organiser of the London Book Fair, announced this week that The London Book Fair 2020 over the increased concerns of the COVID 19 Coronavirus and the risks of holding such international events. The London Book Fair is one of the premier events during the book industry calendar for publishers and authors. A statement

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Ages of Bestselling Authors – Francesca Bjorkegren | Guest Post

In The Book, a small publishing house, has undertaken research on the age of New York Times bestselling authors when they published their first bestseller. From this, they have created an interactive index to look at, in a new way, how old each bestselling author was when they published their very first bestselling work of

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Book Printing 101: Everything you need to know about book trimming – Lori McKnight | Guest Post

Are you a self-publisher or writer investigating book printing options? Here are some things to consider when designing and printing your next book.   One size doesn’t fit all Books like people come in different shapes and sizes. From the smallest pocket-sized handbooks to beautiful table top collections, the size, cover and weight of your

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Troubador Publishing Roll out the Festival Bookshop

For self-publishing authors, it’s the selling of their books that often proves to be hardest. Many self-publishing companies offer simple print ‘on demand’ distribution through online retailers; a few others offer distribution through ‘bricks and mortar’ retailers. But selling books to readers in a market that is increasingly competitive and dominated by the major publishers

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