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  • ‘My success, I believe, stems from a combination of factors. Firstly, the freedom of self-publishing allowed me to explore and cater to my niche without being constrained by traditional publishing expectations. This direct connexion to readers, without intermediaries, provided invaluable...

A wonderful resource for British poets, providing details of small presses and poetry magazines you can submit yor work to

For the second in our profiles of bestselling authors, this week we're delighted to speak to Mark Billingham, who was recently presented with three Nielsen Bestseller Awards: gold for selling half a million copies of Sleepyhead, and silver for selling a quarter of a million copies of both...

Link: It all starts with your story 20 November 2023

Ashleigh Nugent on his transition from criminal with one GCSE to BA Hons, acclaimed writer, and mentor

My name has always felt, somehow, apart from me. But names, like all words, are approximations. From the day of my birth, I was called Christie, though it wasn't really my name. My real name was Christine. Well, my middle name was Christine. My first name - Miriam - I heard only at the...

How one bestselling author rode the literary roller coaster through rejections and into a career.

On Crime Storytelling and Why Aiming for Closure Can Be Problematic

The genre is suddenly everywhere - but why? Turns out, there's a reason-and it may just be a perfect antidote to these charged times.

For the last two years, I've had unexpected success in experimenting with my "chipmunk research method." I was inspired to try this technique after hearing an intriguing comment made by my friend Oriano Belusic, past president of the Canadian Federation of the Blind (CFB).

When book sales spiked in 2020 and 2021, publishers believed one reason for the increase was that more people had turned to reading during the pandemic, and they were hopeful that some of those people would continue to read when things returned to normal. However, a new report from the National...

In early August, after Andrew Lipstein published The Vegan, his sophomore novel, a handful of loved ones asked if he planned to quit his day job in product design at a large financial technology company.

Five important insights from the first cohort of Orion's debut writers' academy.

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