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Writing and Reading for Pleasure: January | Douglas Burcham

Writing and Reading for Pleasure: January | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure series with some thoughts for January on writing progress and structure, 2015 reading and publishing.   I set out in June 2015 to complete a full self-edit and restructuring of my 300k word Gemini storybook by the end of 2015. Alas, I have failed because I have


Amazon Is The Reader’s Friend | Intelligence Squared Debate [VIDEO]

In late 2014, Amazon and the publishing house Hachette settled a months-long dispute over who should set the price for e-books. In Amazon’s view, lower prices mean more sales and more readers, and that benefits everyone. But for publishers, the price of an e-book must reflect the investment made, from the author’s advance to a


Writing and reading for pleasure – Part Seven (Preface) | Douglas Burcham

Douglas Burcham continues his series of articles on writing and reading for pleasure. We had agreed a deadline of 1st December for posting but I have accepted good hearty reasons for a delay as detailed in the following story as a preface to further deferred parts of his post later in the month.   Advent


Publishing, Today and Tomorrow: A Short Film | Authoright

This is a short film made by publicity and marketing company Authoright  on the business of books and the future for authors, both traditional and self-published authors. The book industry is experiencing great change and Authoright brought together thoughtful contributions from Faber and Faber, Matador, Curtis Brown, The Bookseller magazine, and author Polly Courtney.


Digital Minds Conference | Hybrid and Author-Publishers (VIDEO)

The London Book Fair organisers have made much of the Digital Minds Conference sessions available on their YouTube channel. I’ve selected one of my highlight sessions on Hybrid and Author-Publishing, featuring Director of Author & Publisher relations at Amazon, Jon Fine, and indie and hybrid best-selling author, Hugh Howey, and Orna Ross, indie author, founder and Director


Self-Publishing Round Table | Transitioning From Traditional to Self-Publishing

The Self-Publishing Roundtable started out as a joke between five strangers on Twitter. It’s one of a few excellent video podcast resources along with Self-Publishing Podcast 101 and a must-visit point for independent authors exploring the world of self-publishing, whether you are a seasoned author or on the first step of your writing journey. We enjoyed commenting