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2019 London Book Fair

2019 London Book Fair

This year’s London Book Fair takes place between 12th and 14th March at Olympia. Like many of these events, if you’ve never been before it’s worth making some preparations to ensure you get the most from your visit. Time will fly!

The Economics of Authorship

The Economics of Authorship

Last week, Radio 4’s Moneybox looked at the economics of being an author. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002ml5) At a little over 28 minutes long it clearly doesn’t go into too much detail, but it certainly highlights some of the extremes in the publishing world. The two main guests are Karolina Sutton, from the Curtis Brown Literary Agency, and independent author Mark Dawson.

Free Money

Free Money

Do you fancy some free money? All it costs is some time. I’m currently working a couple of days a week in an employed capacity, offering grant advice to churches. Many church buildings in my area date back six, seven, eight or more centuries, which means they’re important enough to warrant being registered as a listed building: acknowledged by the State as being of architectural importance to the country. Which means, when they need repairing (because when you’re 700 years…

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Every Penny Counts

Every Penny Counts

Last week, the British Library uploaded the PLR statements for authors to download. While it’s always nice to be paid for those times when your books are borrowed from a library, it’s also fascinating to see which books are being borrowed.

What To Do With Your Form 1042?

What To Do With Your Form 1042?

  If you’ve self-published some work and uploaded it to distributors like Amazon (and Createspace) or Smashwords, you may recently have received an email from them advising you that your 1042-S form is available to download. But what is a Form 1042-S?