How to get published?

That’s the question. Your precious manuscript, the personal history or memoire, the collection of short stories, the long-laboured over novel or that treasured exploration of a subject – how to get them on to bookshop shelves? Some writers might be … Continue reading

Through the Letterbox

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It is now just under six weeks until this year’s Clapham Book Festival takes place on May 12th in Omnibus Theatre and Clapham Library.  So publicity and promotion activity is cranking into gear.  Yesterday a fellow volunteer and I collected … Continue reading

It’s World Book Day 2018… why am I uneasy?

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Tomorrow (1st March) is World Book Day 2018 UK and there are WBD events happening all over the UK and Eire, (though not, necessarily, over the rest of the world, because different countries celebrate the Day on different days). Nonetheless … Continue reading

The Countdown Begins

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There are seventy-seven days until the 2018 Clapham Book Festival and we’re getting ready to start our publicity and promotion. This year we have, we think, really got something for everyone, as we bring acclaimed novelists, biographers and poets to … Continue reading

Review of 2017

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It’s January and time to look back over 2017 and see what was achieved and consider a continuing and disturbing e-book industry trend. Your blogger has been carrying out such an exercise since The Story Bazaar web-site began in January … Continue reading