Once again this year, the London Book Fair will run awards for book bloggers, bookstagrammers and book tubers. This article gives links to the brilliant people who won the awards in 2018.
There are many ways, in many countries, in which a writer can get into serious trouble. This article outlines some of them. Based on a talk and panel discussion at the London Book Fair 2018.
Congratulations to all the shortlisted authors and their books! There were some great-looking books on display. Here is some information about the winning entry, and a couple of the others.
Gratuitous swearing usually adds nothing to a piece of writing or a talk. It’s unpleasant to listen to, and probably has unfortunate consequences for the offender.
Books (as a collection) have more in common with buses than you might think!
Next week I’ll be reading an article of mine. It’s memoir, not education. Read on for details of the event, which features a reading by author Jane Lythell.
Rather than wait until I've read books before reviewing them, I think a halfway house is to at least let people know about books and, if possible, my first impressions. My intention is to write full reviews of these in due course. I hope you find these snapshots useful and interesting.
Subscribers to my newsletter, Terry Freedman’s Books Bulletin, receive more than ‘just’ news about new books, reviews of bookshops and books, and tips concerning writing,. They also have opportunities to win books in giveaway contests!
This week I’ll be publishing details of how to enter a draw to win a copy of Alex Quigley’s new book, Closing the Vocabulary Gap.
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If your initial pitch to an editor is not well-researched or well-written, you won't even make it to square one with that publication or publisher. What are the common errors, and where can you find examples of bad practice?