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How indie publishing gave me my confidence back (and why I’m not going back to trad)

Self-publishing my novels has given me confidence back in my own writing. I’ve gone from thinking no one would want to read the type of story I write – feel-good and uplifting, but involving serious issues – to finally starting work on a new novel, after months of not writing. When I had my first…… Continue reading How indie publishing gave me my confidence back (and why I’m not going back to trad)

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How to make a living from writing: some useful tips from the London Book Fair #lbf

My first ever visit to the London Book Fair was an inspiring and thought-provoking day. One of the talks at Author HQ was on how writers can boost their earnings. The room was packed, indicating that this is a hot topic for many! Most authors earn less than a living wage from their books alone,…… Continue reading How to make a living from writing: some useful tips from the London Book Fair #lbf

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Author @KathleenJowitt’s self-published debut novel shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize

It’s a great pleasure to welcome author Kathleen Jowitt to my blog today. Earlier this year Kathleen earned the phenomenal achievement of having her debut novel, Speak Its Name, short-listed for the Society of Authors’ Betty Trask Prize – the first-self-published novel ever to make the list. Welcome, Kathleen – good to meet you! Where…… Continue reading Author @KathleenJowitt’s self-published debut novel shortlisted for the Betty Trask Prize