BBC Contains Strong Language Festival will come to Coventry for the first time in September to celebrate poetry and spoken word as part of the UK City of Culture 2021 celebrations.
Independent publisher Swift Press says it has sold 100,000 books within its first nine months.
Author Katherine Woodfine talks about her new book and relocating to the north of England.
Beth Barker and Kate Baguley talk to us about launching the “Up North Books” podcast to celebrate northern literature.
Are you interested in figuring out the number of words 5 pages contain? You’re not alone. In writing, word count is important. If you exceed word count, you may end up boring your readers. So, don’t blame any writer that’s curious to figure out how many words they have reading halfway into a writing project. Having sound knowledge regarding word count can keep you on edge. This article contains information on word count. You’ll be able to determine how many words a 5-page document has. That way, you plan your writing project and deliver it at the set time. Keep...
Natasha Brown's Assembly (Hamish Hamilton) saw a spike in reviews this week, despite its early June publication. The debut picked up new mentions in the Sunday Times, the Independent and the London Review of Books, adding to its earlier reviews in The Bookseller, the Guardian, the Observer and the i.
I say this a lot: we may write alone, but everything else about hauling a book into existence is a collective endeavour. Then, when we learn that one in four people in the UK is experiencing a mental health problem at any one time, I know that this endeavour needs to be mindful of others’ vulnerabilities, because mental health problems should not be allowed to erode creativity and intellectual resource.
No matter the genre, there are always trends in the tropes or character types we see in our books. Lately, there have been several releases that feature characters who work in radio or have a love for listening to or producing podcasts. It’s not an entirely new occupation or interest to feature, but it sure is getting a lot of “air time” recently in romance novels. There’s something about romances where the characters have a “voice-facing” job, talking to strangers over the radio or on a podcast. Often times, their romantic partners fall in love with the voice first, which...
The Society of Authors (SoA) has strongly condemned a raid on the offices of its sister union in Belarus earlier this month.