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Success story Jessie Burton

Jessie BurtonJessie Burton's road to success is interesting because it's only just happened, following the publication of her first novel The Miniaturist in July.  Read more

Success story Tina Seskis

Tina SeskisTina Seskis is an irresistible subject for a Success Story because she lives just up the road from WritersServices in north London and because her success as a writer is like a textbook illustration of how to do it.  Read more

WritersServices Self-publishing Guide 10

Traditional marketing techniques such as press releases, author events and readings

Joanne Phillips Last time we looked at online marketing, but what about getting out there in the real world - meeting readers in the flesh?  Read more

Outlets for writing

Some outlets for writers – industry terminology

Traditional printed books - the main sectors

  • General books – fiction and non-fiction titles, called 'trade' in the business. 
  • Children's – child readers represent a a sizeable market.
  • Academic – turn your research into a book.
  • Educational – low
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Self-promotion and the marketplace

Here are a few hints: 

Ideally, you will have thought about your market while you were writing your book. You should have already talked to those who are going to sell copies of your book.   Read more

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