The only thing I love more than writing is wandering around bookshops, and the only thing I love more than wandering around bookshops is reading books. So it was only a matter of time before I launched a newsletter covering all those pursuits.
I originally envisaged Terry Freedman's Books Bulletin as simply a means of keeping anyone who was interested up-to-date with my book writing activities. However, I realised that it would also be a useful vehicle for sharing news of any interesting-sounding books I come across, and any interesting bookshops I wander around in.
It's going to be a monthly publication, at least initially. The first issue, which you can access by clicking on the picture at the top of this page, contains the following articles:
- Welcome to this Bulletin
- Review: Waterhouse on Newspaper Style
- Books I've come across
- Bookshops I like: Hatchards
- Progress report (about the book I'm working on)
The next issue will, I hope, include details of how to grab hold of a sample chapter of my (by then) completed book, and how to get the chance to have a free review copy.
Here's the sign-up form for this newsletter: subscribe.
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.
How attending a prose and poetry evening caused me to make a few changes in my life.
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.
Details of where to go to subscribe to the newsletter are in the article.
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?
Here's a quick round-up of the things I'll be discussing in my next newsletter, including censorship, publishing myths and a marketing website.
The moment that every wordsmith dreads...
Read on for news about my new books-related newsletter. Reviews of books and bookshops, new book announcements, writerly tips, and news about my own works.
The London Book Fair website now has seminar listings in place. This article lists my top 11 sessions so far.