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Writing and reading for pleasure – Part 2: What to Write? | Douglas Burcham | Guest Post

Writing and reading for pleasure – Part 2: What to Write? | Douglas Burcham | Guest Post

Douglas Burcham continues his series of articles on writing and reading for pleasure.  Part Two: What to Write?  “You will have to write what readers want and not write a story already written by another author.”  “Can you fly me to the moon and remember to come back?”  Of the two statements each is probably

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Publishing 101: The Publishers Weekly Introduction to Publishing and Self-Publishing | Book Review

Rachel Deahl is a journalist and news director at Publishers Weekly. She has just authored and published an e-book about the choices and paths facing writers when they have completed a manuscript; Publishing 101: The Publishers Weekly Introduction to Publishing and Self-Publishing. The book is intended to demystify the publishing process and offer writers a real-world take on what actually happens

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Writing and reading for pleasure – Part 1: Why write? | Douglas Burcham | Guest Post

Douglas woke frightened in the night, sensing a grim reaper had left home, when would she arrive? … Could Douglas disappear? Part One: Why Write? Today is four years since I started to write fiction, well other than all the business reports I wrote before while at work. I suppose for up to five years

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Self-Publishing Experience Days: A Visit to CPI Antony Rowe UK | Douglas Burcham | Guest Post

Douglas Burcham reports from a recent Self-Publishing Experience Day, which included a visit to CPI’s print and book manufacturing plant. On returning home from Chippenham last Wednesday I stopped at the WH Smiths kiosk at Reading station and felt pleased my first fiction best seller Gemini One had reached number two after my interviews on BBC and

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Content Marketing Tips for The Publishing Industry – Jessica Davis | Guest Post

This is the era of digital marketing and among the different types of online marketing, content marketing reigns supreme. Along with social media marketing, content marketing has worked brilliantly to produce excellent results for companies both big and small. Content marketing is much subtler than other forms of marketing and is considered more trustworthy by

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Self-Publishing Conference UK – Notes From Douglas Burcham | Guest Post

Authors Douglas Burcham shares some short notes on this year’s UK Self-Publishing Conference held in Leicester on March, 30th 2014. Although not a current user of Troubador Publishing I attended their second Self Publishing Conference UK yesterday having enjoyed and benefitted from my attendance last year.  The other attendees seemed to be having a good

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