Friday Fry-Up

We kick this fry-up off with a boldly-titled article from John Barber: There Will Be No More Professional Writers in the Future. It takes a pessimistic point of view of the changes undergoing publishing, bringing forth a series of arguments about the aggregation of free content and the rise of self-publishers who have outflanked the … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

First up, a handful of links for writers just beginning to build their online platform. The Booklife Now blog offers seven core pieces of advice for those new to blogging in So You Want To Star A Blog, covering everything from scheduling to platform.  It’s a good base-line understanding for newcomers. We also recommend YA-author Lili … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

The big publishing news this week included the launch of HarperCollins 360, a global publishing program that ensures all books published by any division of HarperCollins around the world are available in print or digital format in all English-language markets. When the program is fully implemented, the HarperCollins global catalog — 50,000 print books and … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

We’re sneaking in late this week, but here’s our regularly scheduled fry-up of tasty links to whet your appetite for the writing week to come. We’re kicking off with an important one: How to Decide When to Work for Free by Penelope Trunk. It’s good advice, and something worth thinking about, but its always worth checking … Continue reading »

Lunch with Sam Cooney

Ever wondered what editors want from writers? Our special Facebook event Lunch with Sam Cooney is your chance to ask.  Sam, incoming editor of The Lifted Brow and experienced editor across a range of genres and publications, will be on hand to answer your questions about finding a market for your work. Who is Sam? … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

One of my favourite writing blogs, Booklifenow, has come back to life after a long hiatus this week and among the kick-off posts is a bit of useful advice for working during air travel and the bluntly titled you need a website. The advice to pack a small power-board along with your laptop is brilliant, … Continue reading »