Traditional Publishing
Self-Publishing
Share

Writers' News

Publishers rejected me, but I went on to earn six-figures selling 1,000 books a day

telegraph.co.uk – Tuesday June 13, 2017

Millions dream of quitting the grind and replacing their income through a rewarding, creative endeavour.

And what could be simpler - and more glamorous - than writing a bestselling novel?

After years of not knowing how the next month’s bill would be paid, thriller writer Mark Edwards is among a new and growing elite of high-earning authors who broke away from traditional publishing routes and self-published online.

[Read the full article]

Got Writer’s Block? This Best-selling Author Tells You How To Beat It

fastcompany.com – Monday June 12, 2017

There’s no one way to write a novel. There are, however, a million ways to screw up a book—or worse, start one and never finish it. If you’re looking for tips on how to keep the scribbling of your first tome on course, we’re betting that having the advice of a successful author might be a smart place to start.

[Read the full article]

Short story competition winners announced

firstwriter.com – Friday June 9, 2017

Solution Loans have announced the winners and runners up of their inaugral short story writing competition.

[Read the full article]

New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Friday June 9, 2017

Publishes: Fiction; Poetry; 
Areas include: Short Stories; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Literary

Online, open-access journal. Submit 3-7 poems, a short story or excerpt from a novel (15-18 double-spaced pages), or up to three short shorts, by email as a .doc, .rtf, or .txt attachment; or by post with SASE if return is required. See website for full details.

[See the full listing]

Ed Victor dies

thebookseller.com – Thursday June 8, 2017

Renowned literary agent Ed Victor has died aged 78, his agency has confirmed.

In a statement, the agency said: "It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the death of Ed Victor CBE, Chairman and founder of the Ed Victor Literary Agency. He died of a heart attack late in the evening on 7th June at the London Clinic after a long battle with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)."

[Read the full article]

Buying houses in cash and selling millions: meet self-publishing's 'hidden' authors

theguardian.com – Thursday June 8, 2017

When Keith Houghton bought his four-bedroom detached house earlier this year, he did a rare thing for an author: he paid cash, with earnings from his books.

Keith who, you may ask? Houghton is one of a handful of so-called “hidden” bestsellers: his self-published crime thrillers are ebooks, sales of which are not monitored by the UK’s official book charts (if they don’t have ISBNs, which self-published titles often don’t).

Houghton made his money over the past six years by selling more than 500,000 books, chiefly through his Gabe Quinn series of thrillers. In a world in which traditionally published authors struggle to make £7,000 a year from their work, it is no wonder Houghton says: “I feel like I have won the lottery.”

[Read the full article]

Audible launches £10,000 writing grant

thebookseller.com – Wednesday June 7, 2017

Audible has launched a £10,000 audio-exclusive writing grant for unpublished writers. 

The Audible New Writing Grant: The Crime Edition invites crime writers to submit an unpublished thriller of 50,000 words or more to a panel including two-time Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel Of The Year winner Mark Billingham; CWA Dagger In The Library winner Sharon Bolton; The Girl On The Train and The Widow narrator Clare Corbett, the Daily Telegraph’s crime critic Jake Kerridge and Audible’s director Of content Laurence Howell.

[Read the full article]

New Scottish crime writing course offers forensic attention to detail

heraldscotland.com – Tuesday June 6, 2017

It will be the crime writing course for those who want to develop a forensic grasp of detective fiction.

A new Scottish university course is offering aspiring crime writers the chance to learn how to write detective fiction, as well as learns about the realities of forensic science.

[Read the full article]

New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Monday June 5, 2017

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; Poetry; Reviews; 
Areas include: Short Stories; 
Markets: Adult; 
Preferred styles: Literary

Submit 4-6 poems, or prose up to 2,500 words, by email or by post. No submissions via links/downloads. See website for full details.

[See the full listing]

Andrea Mara on having the confidence to write a novel

irishexaminer.com – Friday June 2, 2017

THIS time three years ago, I got up, put on a dress and heels, and drove to my office in Dublin’s Financial Services Centre to look at my long to-do list. 

I know this not because it stands out in any way, but because back then it’s what I did every day. 

Today, I’m sitting at my kitchen table in jeans and flats, looking at an equally long but very different to-do list, and getting set to launch my first book, a psychological thriller about a woman who sees something strange in her next-door neighbour’s garden.

[Read the full article]

Page of 99 19
Share