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Wise named new AAA president

thebookseller.com – Thursday January 21, 2016

Senior agent at Curtis Brown, Gordon Wise, has been elected president of the Association of Author's Agents (AAA), following the end of current president Sam Edenborough's term.

Wise, who won the Bookseller Book Industry Awards Agent of the Year gong last year, has served on the AAA committee since 2012.

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Winners of the Fourteenth International Poetry Competition announced

firstwriter.com – Thursday January 21, 2016

firstwriter.com is pleased to announce the winner and special commendations in its Fourteenth International Poetry Competition, which closed on November 1, 2015.

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Thursday January 21, 2016

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; 
Areas include: Crafts; Hobbies; How-to; Humour; Mystery; Romance; 
Markets: Adult

Publishes nonfiction and fiction related to quilts. Send proposal by post. See website for complete guidelines.

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Wednesday January 20, 2016

Publishes: Fiction; 
Areas include: Adventure; Crime; Erotic; Fantasy; Gothic; Historical; Horror; Humour; Literature; Men's Interests; Mystery; Romance; Sci-Fi; Short Stories; Suspense; Thrillers; Westerns; Women's Interests; 
Markets: Adult; Children's; Family; Youth

Digital imprint from a major publisher, considering all genres of writing, whether novels, novellas, serials, or a series. Particularly interested in authors from the UK, Ireland, South Africa and India. Send submissions by email with any type of attachment.

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New Publisher Listing

firstwriter.com – Tuesday January 19, 2016

Publishes: Fiction; Nonfiction; 
Areas include: Fantasy; Horror; How-to; Romance; Sci-Fi; 
Markets: Adult; Youth

Publishes novel-length fantasy, science fiction, and gentle horror for adults and the upper end of the YA spectrum. No middle grade or children's, or short story collections. Particularly interested in traditional fantasy (quests / dragons rather than werewolves and vampires). Also publishes how-to titles on how to write / sell writing. See website for submission guidelines.

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Profitable publishing options for your book

suindependent.com – Monday January 18, 2016

As I discussed in my November column, there are many venues to explore in getting your writing project published. From traditional publishing to print-on-demand services and from hybrid to self-publishing options, there are many considerations in terms of profitable publishing options for your book and what will increase the potential success, financial and critical, of a written project.

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New Magazine Listing

firstwriter.com – Monday January 18, 2016

Publishes: Articles; Features; Fiction; News; Nonfiction; 
Areas include: Beauty and Fashion; Cookery; Crafts; Culture; Erotic; Health; Music; Travel; Women's Interests; 
Markets: Adult

Magazine for women, publishing a variety of nonfiction, plus erotic fiction. No poetry or other forms of fiction considered. See website for full details and submission guidelines.

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Write on: How you can publish a best-seller - The ebook revolution allows new authors to find fame

thisismoney.co.uk – Sunday January 17, 2016

They say everyone has at least one good book in them – and thanks to the internet there is no longer an excuse not to get it published. 

The ebook revolution means writers no longer face the hassle of having to find publishers or agents who are willing to take them on.

Although sales of print books have enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, ebooks – that can be downloaded and read on handheld electronic devices – are predicted to outsell traditional books by 2018.

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Thinking Of Publishing A Book? Here Are Three Things You Need To Know

forbes.com – Sunday January 17, 2016

I do quite a bit of writing, and every so often the idea of publishing a book crosses my mind. Normally, thoughts like “I should write a book!” fall into the same category as “we should start a band,” or “let’s buy a bar!” Still, sometimes my interest gets the best of me, and I do a bit of digging into what it would take to get published.

Fortunately, I have a trusted resource close to home. My business partner’s wife, Maury Ankrum, recently went through the process of writing a book and getting published, and she was more than willing to share a few things she’s learned throughout her journey.

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Submit for the next issue of Phenomenal Literature

firstwriter.com – Sunday January 17, 2016

The new issue of Verbal Art has been released and you can find its details on its website: www.verbalart.in. Now the editors are looking for material for the next issue of Phenomenal Literature. The submission guidelines can be found at http://phenomenalliterature.com/submission.php. The last date for submission is 31 January 2016 and the next issue will come out by 31 March 2016.

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