I'm really looking forward to the London Book Fair, the annual showcase for publishers from all over the world. Many international and domestic publishing deals are completed in London, which is why it's such a big event for the British publishing industry. Authors at London Book Fair … [Read more...]
The Finnish Girl is out today!
Hurrah, it's Publication Day at last! The Finnish Girl, a prequel novella to The Englishman is now out and available to buy on Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and all other major e-retailers. I woke up today to a wonderful 5 * review by a reader, who had forgotten to … [Read more...]
A Weekend Reader Offer on Coffee and Vodka!
Coffee and Vodka, dubbed 'Nordic Noir Meets Family Saga' at The London Book Fair, is now on a very special and very limited offer. From today until Sunday (26-28 April 2013) you can download my book for only £1.35 (or $1.99).Here are more details and links to where you can download the … [Read more...]
5 Reasons Why an Author Should Visit The London Book Fair
Many people ask me why on earth I attend The London Book Fair. Here are five reasons I always try to make the Fair:1. To learn. During this year's London Book Fair I attended over ten seminars, and although not all of them were right for me, the majority taught me something new. I will write about … [Read more...]
A-Z Blogging Challenge: O is for Overdoing it….
Oh dear, I think I rather tried to overdo it this month…Not only is April the month of two important birthdays in our household, it is also the month of The London Book Fair, so when you honestly think about it, trying to also blog every day was a little bit overambitious. Welcome to my world!So I'm … [Read more...]
A-Z Blogging Challenge: L is London Book Fair
My theme: Writing and the business of writingI remember when I first came up from the country to the London Book Fair about five years ago, and was struck by how business-like and un-literary the whole event was. And how lacking in writers something calling itself a Book Fair could be. Plus the … [Read more...]
A-Z Blogging Challenge: I is for Independent Publishing
My theme: Writing and the business of writing.[I know, I know, I'm running a day late again! Please be patient, I shall attempt to catch up soon.]Before the ebook revolution, the only route writers (like me) had for getting their work published was through an agent and a publisher. If your book sold … [Read more...]
The London Book Fair 2012
This is the first glimpse of London Olympia you see when you walk from the Earl's Court Tube station.It's been a few years since I last went to the London Book Fair. I remember the occasion well because as well as being my birthday, I got talking to an agent who asked me to send him my latest … [Read more...]
Digital – the new garlic bread?
It's an old joke, 'Garlic bread - it's the future.'At the London Book Fair I sat through two seminars on the future of publishing. First one was a prediction for 2020 (=digital) and the second a discussion on what's free in the new digital age and where the money is going to be made. Everyone agreed … [Read more...]