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Author Tipsheet: Gill Harvey

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We’re pleased to share this advice from children’s author, Gill Harvey. Gill spent the first half-decade of her writing career working on non-fiction at Usbourne, before moving onto fiction. She’s written stories for everyone from tots to teens, and for an equally wide range of publishers (though not always under her own name).

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Q&A with Author Mike Stoner

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Mike Stoner was born in the UK, but currently lives in Prague with his family. He spent a year in Indonesia, which provided a lot of the inspiration for his first novel, Jalan Jalan. He was selected for The Guardian’s self-published book of the month before finding a traditional publisher. He currently teaches English, trains teachers and does freelance writing. He’s planning to finish his next novel by the end of the year.

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Freelancer Tipsheet: Working with a Ghostwriter

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We are pleased to offer this advice on working with a ghostwriter from the man dubbed ‘one of the most successful – if not the most successful ghostwriter in the world’ by the BBC. Andrew Crofts has written over a hundred books, many of which have become bestsellers. Here he shares some sage advice on choosing and collaborating with a ghostwriter on your book.

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The New Merchandising

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It used to be so simple. Months before publication, in retail chain head offices up and down the land, publishers and booksellers between them would decide on the range of books that constituted the Christmas bestsellers. Some negotiating, horse trading and promotional spend later, from early October through to 24th December, the books you would see front of store tended to be a permanent fixture. Whether they were selling particularly well or not.

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