Get Writing! – A Summary of My Talk at VWC’s 2015 Conference

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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.

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A Note about this Blog

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With fellow ALLi authors JJ Franklin, Ellie Stevenson, David Penny and Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn at Evesham Writing Festival this summer

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 Raise Your Profile by Submitting to Literary Magazines: Case Study of Amanya Maloba

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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)

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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.

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