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Weekly News: 26th September 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

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Weekly News: 19th September 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

Book a FREE consultation to find out how we can help you publish your book.

Weekly News: 12th September 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

Book a FREE consultation to find out how we can help you publish your book.

Weekly News: 5th September 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

Book a FREE consultation to find out how we can help you publish your book.

Weekly News: 29th August 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

  • Barnes & Noble‘s alleged new policy makes it harder to get your book on their shelves.
  • We don’t know how big the ebook market really is. But it’s much bigger than the latest APA figures suggest.
  • How indie authors can use subscription platforms like Patreon.
  • Books on the NY Times bestseller list are getting shorter. What does that mean to you?
  • How to write a plot twist that is believable but still unexpected.
  • It’s just a story. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that your novel is important.
  • You’re not in competition with other authors. Or, as Kristine Kathryn Rusch puts it, “We’re in this together with the writers who write what we write, the readers who love what we love.”

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New pricing from September 2022

Recently, the price of almost everything has gone up. Here in the UK, inflation is around the 9% mark. Because we value our people, we’ve decided to increase the rate we pay our proofreaders by 9.6%.

To support this, and cover other increasing costs, we’ve revised our pricing. The increases vary from service to service, but are generally around 8-9%.

For example, the cost of a publishing package for a novel of 60,000 words, without social media or a website, increases from £940 to £1,020 (8.5%). A package for a narrative non-fiction work of 80,000 words including all services increases from £1,240 to £1,360 (8%).

The new prices will take effect on 5th September, applying to all new projects from that date. If you’ve had a quote from us but we’ve not yet started the project, don’t worry — the quote will be valid for three months.

Weekly News: 15th August 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

Book a FREE consultation to find out how we can help you publish your book.

Weekly News: 8th August 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

  • An example of creative marketing: an author that put his book on a Gameboy cartridge.
  • Kate Bush is an object lesson in why you should keep control of your copyright.
  • Blockchain could be useful for protecting copyright, but advocates need to move away from the “get rich quick” mentality.
  • How to write the hero for your murder mystery story.
  • How to get data about your audience so that you can make better marketing decisions.
  • Thoughts about submitting short stories to magazines, from someone that’s been on both sides of the process.
  • How to work out which book marketing services to use and which to avoid.

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Weekly News: 1st August 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

  • An update on the Draft2Digital/Smashwords merger.
  • BookBub have made a commitment to equity and justice in publishing. They’ve posted a annual report on progress.
  • Don’t assume that children only want to read fiction.
  • Amazon are suing the operators of thousands of Facebook groups over fake reviews.
  • Kristine Kathryn Rusch has a warning about new offerings from agents that aren’t as good as they first appear.
  • Five turning points that your characters could encounter.
  • When you read about the demise of ebooks, remember that OverDrive has supplied 87 million ebooks to schools in four years, and that none of them are counted in industry reports.

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Weekly News: 25th July 2022

Every week, we post a curated list of links that authors should find useful or interesting. Here are this week’s links:

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