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Wattpad Partners with Sourcebooks

Wattpad Partners with Sourcebooks

Toronto-based Wattpad, one of the largest reading and writing communities in the world, continues to forge links with traditional publishers. Earlier this month Wattpad teamed up with romance publisher Harlequin for the 2015 So You Think You Can Write (SYTYCW) contest.  And for the second time in two years it has partnered with USA independent publisher Sourcebooks. Previously, in


You Want To Publish Your Book – Where to Start? A Step-by-Step Guide | Jessica Millis | Guest Post

It’s said that ‘everyone has one good book in them’ but before there was an Internet and self-publishing, there were publishers, who were rightly selective about the books they published and would need a lot of convincing before they’d publish any book let alone your book. After all, if they guessed wrong they lost a


Writing and Reading for Pleasure: Can You Teach Yourself to Write? | Douglas Burcham

Douglas Burcham continues his writing and reading for pleasure posts by posing the question — can you teach yourself to write?   Monday 1st June 2015 is the five-year anniversary of my frightening dream in the early hours in France when I started to write.  I will open a bottle of Clairette de Die to


101 Best Websites for Writers | Writer’s Digest

The Independent Publishing Magazine has been honoured as one of Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers in the May/June edition of their magazine. This is the third year in a row TIPM has made the list and of course we are delighted to hear about the continued recognition and support from our readers and subscribers. For the last 17


Writing and Reading for Pleasure: Pennies Look After Themselves | Douglas Burcham

Douglas continues his writing and reading for pleasure posts by comparing writing with the financial analogy of pennies and pounds.   REF – 1750, Chesterfield, letter 5 Feb. (1932) IV. 1500: Old Mr. Lowndes, the famous Secretary of the Treasury, used to say – Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of


SFWA Clears the Way for Self-Published & Indie Author Membership

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has voted in favour of changing its bylaw which prevented self-published and small press authors from applying for active and associate membership in the organisation. A third of members of the SFWA participated in the vote which resulted in an overwhelming 6 to 1 majority. The result of the