Naturally, any author will be gratified if someone invites them to participate in an interview. Nevertheless, do these interviews really serve any purpose beside satisfying an interviewee’s narcissistic nature? If so, who will be interested? In answer to the first question most will agree these interviews do have a purpose, as will become evident in … More The Purpose of Author Interviews
Most authors will undoubtedly love to have their book(s) made into a film. It is a goal many aspire too but few, very few, ever see accomplished. The Screencraft competitions are therefore very welcome, especially as there are not many such opportunities available. Caveat: The following information is provided ‘As Is’. No endorsement or guarantee … More Book to Screen Opportunity – Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition
Most authors, especially those who are active online, will have encountered reference to NaNoWriMo (the acronym principally utilised when referring to the programme) at some point in their career. Though the programme commenced its existence in 1999 it has never been discussed in this website blog. It is about time that omission was corrected. Though … More National Novel Writing Month – Who For?
The large number of independent (indie) author books being published each day are making it more and more difficult for authors, especially unknown indie authors, to gain public exposure. Consequently, it is worth their while to consider other opportunities for getting their works published and/or reviewed. One primary aim for this website and blog is … More Writing/Review Opportunity – BookLife Non-Fiction Contest
This article is principally aimed at authors, though others, screenwriters/scriptwriters for instance (hereafter collectively referred to as ‘screenwriters’), may also find the content of interest. Where an author is fortunate enough to have someone interested in converting their book to film they should be looking at how they may assist the screenwriter in the interpretation … More Adapting Books for Film
The term ‘antitrust’ is primarily used within the United States of America but has worldwide implications. ‘In the United States, antitrust laws are intended to stop large firms taking over their competitors, fixing prices with their competitors, or interfering with free competition in any way.’ (Collins Dictionary) ‘Preventing or controlling trusts or … More Antitrust Investigations and Authors
This is a reminder that the deadline for entry to the Missouri Review Jefferey E. Smith Editors’ Prize is: Tuesday 1 October 2019 Complete submission details and conditions and how to enter may be found in the previous notification: Writing Opportunity – Missouri Review – 1 October 2019 All those who … More Writing Opportunity – Missouri Review Competition Deadline Approaching
Back in 2011-2012, when self-publishing was in its infancy, there was considerable interest in the new medium. Consequently, it was not difficult for new authors to gain attention for themselves and their books. Of course, the fact of it being a new product also meant there were fewer self-published books. Readers therefore had little difficulty … More Has Book Marketing become a Lottery?
Understandably, the title of this article will initially and principally attract authors based within the United Kingdom (UK), nevertheless, it may help those based in other territories to also take note. Obviously Brexit impacts upon all aspects of UK life and business including the book industry. Even if the decision to bow out … More Brexit And Authors
How Do You Prefer to Read? In these innovative days when there are multiple technological devises available it has been inevitable many reader’s habits will change. Though the everlasting popularity of physical books does not appear to have diminished excessively, there is no denying the advent of smartphones, tablets and e-readers have had an impact. … More Survey – Preferred Reading Method(s)