There’s nothing to whet the appetite for a book launch like boxes of of the long-awaited book. But although you might not notice from this photo, these two consignments aren’t quite the same. How come? Our proof copies of Blink (this is its stable name by the way, books are like race-horses in that respect) … Continue reading Opening the book box. A tale of two covers.
I promised a follow-up to my ‘slow burn‘ article so here it is. Life and the internet these days are all about speed – right? But it can still surprise us when things – sometimes quite big things – come together in the blink of an eye (see how I did that?) For me the … Continue reading Social Media for Writers: (2) the quick fix
An apparently random ‘like’ on a Facebook post mentioning In the Blink of an Eye last week reminded me of the answer to a question I’m often asked. ‘Why did you go with Linen Press?’ It also illustrates how social media does work for writers, though not always in the ways we expect. Blogging – remember … Continue reading Social Media for Writers (1): the slow burn
Where? Spike Island Cafe Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6UX Myself and Linen Press are delighted to have booked this warm, bright and welcoming venue which is part of the Spike Island art complex, close to Bristol’s Historic Harbour. When? Saturday 14th April, 5 – 7 pm The cafe serves drinks and snacks all day. After 5 pm we’ll … Continue reading Party, party! Bristol Book Launch for In the Blink of an Eye
No, you can’t yet buy a copy of In the Blink of an Eye – it hasn’t even been printed yet – but before a book is published a few proof copies go out, in whatever form is available, to people whom it’s hoped will have time to read it and give some positive endorsement … Continue reading A wonderful first review!
What author doesn’t long to see the book they have laboured over out in the world between shiny covers? And how many authors get the cover they want? One of the biggest gambles in the writer’s mind when he/she gives a book over to the publisher is how the cover design will turn out and … Continue reading Cover Story: not the usual way to design a book cover but it worked
Finishing a novel – or any novel-shaped book – is a funny thing. Most books of course are finished more than once. So finishing a first draft brings a huge sigh of relief, maybe a few happy tears for getting the characters out of the muddle I put them in, followed by some mulling time … Continue reading THE END (and the beginning!)