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A cautionary tale – by Chris Day

The number of copies that a book sells is a very accurate way of judging its success, but it is not the only way. How you use the fact that you are now a published author to raise you profile, and how you book helps to position you as an expert in your marketplace, is […]

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Changes in VAT laws for eBooks

Unlike conventional books which are except from VAT, eBooks are not, and are treated for VAT purposes just like any other digital product. However, on the first of January new EU Guidelines have come into ┬áeffect that switches the VAT obligation from where the supplier is based, to where the purchaser is located. So if […]

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News on the next AuthorCraft event

There is no doubt that the AuthorCraft monthly networking events at the Institute of Directors have come of age.┬á Over 40 authors, creatives and publisher experts filled the room for three hours of networking┬á recognition and keynote presentations from our Experts – including ┬áliterary agent Susan Mears and Lesley Morrissey, the Reputation Marketing expert. The […]

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Paper is back!

Why ÔÇÿrealÔÇÖ books are on the rebound -┬á┬áby Frank Catalano ┬áÔÇ£For some types of reading, the physical act of opening a thick cover and listening to the whispered crackle of spine and pages is part of the enjoyment.ÔÇØ All hail paper, the book reading technology resurgent. Eight years after the first Amazon Kindle and five […]

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Rise of smart phones and social media makes people crave real books, British Library report finds

┬áBoost in visitors to the British Library suggests the rise of the digital age has left people craving ‘real human encounters and physical artefacts’ By Hannah Furness, Arts Correspondent Daily Telegraph The rise of the digital age has helped boost visitors to the British Library by ten per cent, a report has found, as it […]

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Awards for author Dee Blick’s new book

For author Dee Blick, ┬áreceived two late Christmas presents in the form of two highly prestigious awards for her 4th book: The Ultimate Guide to Writing and Marketing a Bestselling Book – on a Shoestring Budget. ÔÇ£I found out just before Christmas that my book was heading up The BookBagÔÇÖs top 10 non-fiction books of […]

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AuthorCraft puts the PUB in Publishing

  The first AuthorCraft Surrey event takes place in Guildford’s famous pub real pub and music venue, The Keep. ┬áThe event is free to attend and you will have the opportunity to meet and network with other authors plus experts in all aspects of bringing your book into the world. (more…)

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Is a Glut of new books a good thing?

Is┬á a Glut of Books a Good Thing? Hugh C. Howey A common refrain in this new age of self-publishing is that there are too many books. The outflow of new material has been likened to all sorts of natural disasters spewing forth and flooding the land. Not only are there too many books, these […]

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