In November 2020 I was one of the authors giving evidence during an inquiry conducted by the All-Party Parliamentary Writers Groups (APWG) for their investigation... Read more
The Christmas decorations are down, the tin of Quality Street is empty and now I’m planning my author goals for the year.
Children’s stalwart Julia Donaldson reclaimed the top spot among authors in 2020.
The publishing frenzy that is Super Thursday will leave many authors in the cold, having to find new ways to engage with potential readers of... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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