We spoke to Nick Barley, director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, visiting lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University and President of the Word Alliance – an international network of the world’s leading literary festivals. He shed some light on how one goes about planning a literary festival of this scale, the importance of highlighting translation and the effect digital natives have on the festival.
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We asked Ben Galley, author and self-publishing consultant, for some author marketing best practices. Read on for practical advice from a self-publishing veteran with a loyal following and a thriving writing career. If you like Ben’s tips but want to take things a step further with one-on-one support from the man himself, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We interviewed William Johnson, Programme Director of Lambda Literary, a New York based organisation committed to promoting and supporting LGBTQ lives within the literary world. He spoke to us about the importance of LGBTQ representation in literature, the value of the Lambda’s Writing Retreat and the ways in which LGBTQ people outside of London and New York can get support for their writing.
We spoke to Paul Sherreard, Programme Manager at Spread the Word and one of 2016’s Unsung Heroes of Publishing, about Spread the Word’s Flight 1000 programme, the importance of good partnerships and what you can do to further the reach of London’s cultural resources.
We spoke to author Ellie Holmes about her debut novel The Flower Seller, a romantic novel about joining the dating pool again after a long relationship. Read on for Ellie’s writing process, her stance on authors as brands, and news about her upcoming projects.
We had the privilege of interviewing former broadcast journalist and author Rana Nejem. We spoke to her about her quest to promote understanding between Western cultures and the Middle East, her consultancy, Yarnu; and her book When in the Arab World, out today, May 20.
Although it may be a little early to start predicting hard and fast trends, the recent successes of two to all intents and purposes self-published health books may be highlighting an interesting phenomenon. Anxiety Rebalance by Carl Vernon made the overall Amazon UK bestseller list last month and is still hanging in and around the top 20. Learn to Live by Mats and Susan Billmark stayed on the top of the Swedish bestseller list for weeks last year and its English release looks to be following suit.