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30 July 2012 - What's new

30 July 2012
  • 'The Little Brown UK paperback imprint Sphere has announced that it is setting up an online hub for crime, thriller and mystery e-books, commissioning new content as well as acquiring titles which have not previously been available in the UK, with the aim of becoming a "powerful marketing platform for digital-first titles".' News Review reports.
  • If you want editorial input from our professional editors, have a look at our Services, especially our Editor's Report, Submission Critique and Children's Services. Also available is Copy editing, Manuscript Typing and Indexing.
  • Our new feature providing links to interesting blogs or articles posted online, which will help keep you up to date with what's going on in the book world. This week: Bookseller groups disappointed by US Department of Justice settlement; The General Secretary of the Society of Authors in the UK on the threats to authors; and The Search is on for the Greatest American novelist.
  • Are you a poet who is trying to get your work published? Have a look at Getting your poetry published and there's also a review of Chris Hamilton-Emery of Salt Publshing's 101 Ways to Make Poems Sell, the best book on the subject.
  • 'If your main concern is looking over your shoulder for which writer might be a bigger hit than you, then you're not really concentrating on your core activity. It's not a race and it's not a contest. It's not the Olympics... Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies in The Times, quoted in our Comment column.
  • 'Poetry is the identity of all other knowledge, the blossom and fragrance of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language.' Samuel Taylor Coleridge in our Writers' Quotes.