Tagged: Authors

Bookshop events: no 'wow'

Mentioning no names, but aren't some bookshop events in London - and increasingly elsewhere - succumbing to the over-heated London price overdrive, leaving many of... Read more

From agent to author; my experience

When Hodder approached me last year about writing a book on creative writing, I was nervous about being on the other side of the fence... Read more

Fair pay for authors

Why should authors be paid? Because it’s hard, skilled work and professionals are paid. It’s an important principle: authors, writers and illustrators should... Read more

Writing for TV and children's books – what's the difference?

Cas Lester, author of the Nixie the Bad, Bad Fairy series (Oxford University Press) and former head of drama development at CBBC, talks about the... Read more

Vanity fair?

On the face of it, it is paradoxical that while it’s never been easier for authors to get their books into print, there has never... Read more

The shock of the fall

What do authors really earn? Public perception tends to veer between polarised clichés: you’re either a bestseller courting Hollywood or an impoverished artiste. But what’s... Read more

Visits from the Black Dog

Back in the days when I had regular visits from the Black Dog – the phrase Churchill used to describe his occasional bouts of depression... Read more

Rules of attraction

The author survey that The Bookseller reports on this week makes good and bad reading for the book industry. Most of the traditionally... Read more

Author support

In a world where advances and royalty cheques are dwindling, it is worth remembering there are other sources of funds that authors may be able... Read more

Duffield unveils author branding agency

Pan Macmillan's former creative director Geoff Duffield has unveiled his one-man branding agency for authors, Geoff Duffield Stories. Read more

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