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Ever wondered how a book gets published?

By Helen Bolton
Assistant Editor, Avon, HarperCollins

firstwriter.com – Friday December 28, 2012

Helen Bolton, editor of the United Kingdom's No.1 bestselling ebook over this Christmas, You Had Me At Hello, offers fwn readers an insight into the publishing process at a major international publisher.

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How I found a publisher - An interview with author, Jack Walker

firstwriter.com – Sunday October 28, 2012

Jack Walker recently acquired a publisher using firstwriter.com's database of publishers. We asked him about his writing, and how he found success.

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Three books, two publishers, one year...

firstwriter.com – Tuesday July 31, 2012

In April 2011, Marion Grace Woolley found her first publisher through firstwriter.com's database of publishers. A year later, she has published three books with two different publishers, both from our listings.

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firstwriter.com subscriber wins Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition

firstwriter.com – Saturday June 30, 2012

Christian Cook, a subscriber to firstwriter.com, has won the prestigious Ruth Rendell Short Story Competition. Run by InterAct Reading Service, an award-winning charity that aims to stimulate the minds of stroke patients through live readings, the competition is held biennially and is open to all UK residents. Christian (37), who lives in Street, Somerset, was presented with his award by Baroness Rendell at a ceremony in London.

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How I got my book published - An interview with author, Stephen Nuttall

firstwriter.com – Wednesday May 30, 2012

Stephen Nuttall recently acquired a publisher using firstwriter.com's database of publishers. We asked him about his writing, and how he found success.

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How I got a literary agent - An interview with author, Graham Soloman

firstwriter.com – Sunday April 29, 2012

Graham Soloman recently acquired a literary agent using firstwriter.com's database of literary agents. We asked him about his writing, and how he found success.

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How I got a publishing deal - An interview with author, David Williams

firstwriter.com – Saturday March 31, 2012

David Allan Williams recently acquired a publisher using firstwriter.com's database of publishers. We asked him about his writing, and how he found success.

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How I got my book published - An interview with author, James J. Garber

firstwriter.com – Monday February 27, 2012

James J. Garber recently acquired a publisher using firstwriter.com's database of publishers. We asked him about his writing, and how he found success.

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How I got a literary agent - An interview with author, Eric Houghton

firstwriter.com – Sunday November 27, 2011

Eric Houghton recently secured a deal with a literary agency as a result of searching firstwriter.com's database of over 850 literary agents. We asked him about his writing, and how he found success.

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Writers can reach multitudes

By James A. Haught
Editor Emeritus, The Charleston Gazette

firstwriter.com – Saturday October 29, 2011

In 2002, elderly Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia gave fervent Senate floor speeches against the looming US invasion of Iraq. But the Washington press corps ignored him. He drew little coverage nationwide by newspapers, television news or wire services. Byrd's voice was mostly lost.

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