As the proverb says, All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, so last Saturday I had a play day at Hay. I, along with a group of writers’ circle friends, minibussed it down to the Welsh Border village
A couple of years ago author Jennie Ensor shared with me her thoughts about how, via the publishers Unbound, she’d crowdfunded her novel . I began by asking her why she’d chosen this particular route. What had led her to
Write book. Publish Book. Go on book tour in nightwear. Simon Whaley explores the modern way to promote books. Gone are the days when publishers organised country-wide book tours for every author, dropping them into every major town and city
Two’s company, three’s a crowd … but six can be a good marketing strategy, says Simon Whaley. It doesn’t matter whether we’re traditionally published or self-published, when it comes to marketing most of us are pretty much on our own.
“If you want to be successful in this business, don’t be different. Be like someone else.” That’s how Phil Rickman, author of the popular novels, opened his talk at the Church Stretton Arts Festival last week. And it’s a perfect
JK Rowling has one. Lee Child has one. You should have one too. Simon Whaley explains what to put in your Media Kit. Eric James is a children’s author, word tickler and champion asparagus thrower. He’s sold over 2.5
If you’ve read my Business of Writing column in Writing Magazine (and I hope you have), you’ll know that from time to time I chat to other writers to gather their thoughts and expertise on a subject. Right from the