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Putting Penis To Paper

When Sex Writing Goes Terribly Wrong

2016 Costa Award: Why The Shortlist Is Making History

With entries from Rose Tremain, Sarah Perry and Francis Spufford, historical fiction is dominating the shortlist

The fascinating life of a high-end 'sexy books' editor

It really is a lot of hard work. Seriously

SYP conference 2016: redefining successful books

The theme for this year was "How to make a bestseller", exploring both how to create a bestselling book and a bestseller career

4 Steps To Selling More Books With Less Social Media

Without a solid understanding of how social media does and doesn't work, authors resort to the splatter method

6 Tips For Authors To Create Engaging Library Programs

Author programs are a small fraction of a library's lineup

The Beginner's Guide To The Backlist

Every book is new to the person who hasn't heard of it yet

Marketing And Publishing Checklists For Writers

A checklist attempts to formalize and put into tangible terms someone's expert practice or knowledge, so that everyone can access and benefit from it

More Independent Booksellers Are Getting Into The Publishing Business

A new generation of booksellers is getting in touch with its publishing side

5 Ways to use Facebook Groups to Build Book Buzz

Many authors and publishers use Facebook groups to house book communities

Interview With A Bookstore: Blackwell's Bookshop

Operating Continuously since the 19th Century

What's Amazon Cooking Up Next For Indie Authors?

KDP Print is now in experimental development, and it may change the way authors use CreateSpace and Kindle

Book clubs rebooted: Emma Watson, Florence Welch and the best new online reading groups

Digital book clubs foster diverse literary perspectives minus the pressure

Oneworld: the tiny publisher behind the last two Man Booker winners

It started as a kitchen-table project in Cyprus, and 30 years later has grown into a distinctive brand

10 Lessons From 10 Years Running A Small Press

It's mostly been a seat-of-the-pants ride

15 Tips to Boost Facebook Engagement for Indie Authors

You don't need to be everywhere; you need to be where your readers are

How to Get 10,000 Visits to Your Blog in One Day with No Platform

That got my attention ...

'I Might As Well Be On Pluto' A Bookseller In Frankfurt

Ariana Paliobagis on a Whirlwind Trip with Europa Editions

It's Time For Book Publishers To Overcome The Fear Of Free

Publishers and authors are experimenting with new ways to offer free and discounted content

PRH Drives Fan Engagement with Open Houses, Retreats

It's all about the super fan

Some Facebook Basics for Authors

Love it or hate it, Facebook is a strong platform for authors, regardless of genre

The Gone Girl With The Dragon Tattoo On The Train

Why are there so many books with "girl" in the title?

The Benefits Of Hiring An Author Assistant

Do Less, Write More: How the Right Author Assistant Can Sell More Books

Virago Was Meant To Change The World

but - 40 years on - our feminist publishing house is more vital than ever

How To Get Your Boy Reading

Boys are generally less enthusiastic than girls to spend their time reading – but all they need are a few bookworm male role models

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Creative Future Open Applications For Writer In Residence Scheme 2017

Paid opportunity for marginalised writers back for its second year.

Shortlist For 2017 Blue Peter Book Awards Revealed

The winners are being chosen by more than 400 children from 12 schools across the U.K., who will read each of the shortlisted books and then vote for their favorite in each category

RSL Jerwood Awards for Nonfiction

The Royal Society of Literature has announced the three winners of this year's Jerwood Awards for Nonfiction

American Student Wins U.K. Bookseller's 'Library of a Lifetime'

Mariadela Villegas, a third-year student at the University of Texas in Austin, won Heywood Hill bookshop's "Library of a Lifetime" prize

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie slams BBC 'ambush' with Trump supporter

The novelist has hit out at the way she found herself pitched into an adversarial encounter on Newsnight with American Spectator editor

Amazon puts new limit on customer reviews

No more than 5 a week except for verified purchases

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