Get Writing! is an annual conference for writers at all stages in their career, run by the Verulam Writers’ Circle, which is based in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. I was pleased to be invited to run a workshop there called “How to Market Your Own Books” in the very pleasant setting of the University of Hertfordshire.
Author Archives: Debbie Young
A Note about this Blog
I first set up this blog as an offshoot of my first marketing guidebook for authors, Sell Your Books! It contains over 100 great posts of great marketing advice.
I no longer add new articles here, because I’m now Commissioning Editor of the Alliance of Independent Authors’Advice Centre blog, which features regular posts on book marketimg, promotion ideas, and all other aspects of self-publishing.
I also write about my own journey as an indie author on my personal blog.
Please follow those blogs if you’d like to – and in the meantime, I’ll keep this website live so that you may continue to benefit from my blog archive.
How to Sell Books In Your Own Home & Neighbourhood
A quick, easy and affordable book promotion tip to start the week… I’ve often found that friends and neighbours, though aware and supportive of my work as an author, are shy of broaching the subject. Fuelled with confidence after a … Continue reading
How to Raise Your Profile by Submitting to Literary Magazines: Case Study of Amanya Maloba
Entering competitions and submitting your work to magazines is a great way to raise your profile – if you’re successful! Otherwise it might sap your confidence and creative strength. But pick your targets carefully, and you have much to gain. … Continue reading
Free Online Conference This Week Offers Top Tips for Indie Authors
A quick and easy tip to start your book marketing week: if you’ve not yet heard about IndieReCon, the free online conference run for authors, by authors, head over to its website now to register: http://www.indierecon.org. This week, from Wednesday … Continue reading
Enter a Great Writing Competition! (Deadline 11 March)
Winning or being placed in a writing competition is a great way to add credibility to your author CV, and I’m delighted to share with you the opportunity to enter a well-established and ethical writing competition which not only rewards authors but also raises money for a very good cause: Words for the Wounded.
I met one of its founders, Margaret Graham, herself a published author, at the Chorleywood Literature Festival last year, and she’s here today to tell us all about it.