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16 February 2018
Before You Sign | Getting your rights back
For February we went to the advisors for tips on how to get your rights back from publishers, and what to watch out for at the end of contracts.
07 February 2018
Five rules on how not to write a biography | Jon Collins
Jon Collins lays out his five rules for avoiding disaster when writing biography.
30 January 2018
Jumping through hoops | Patrick Humphries
Writing for radio can be enormously satisfying... provided you can jump through all the right hoops - broadcaster Patrick Humphries writes.
18 January 2018
Before You Sign | Money from unexpected sources
This month we asked the advisors about collective licensing - a way for authors to quickly and easily boost their income.
05 January 2018
Listening, closely... | Alice Lutyens
Print publishers’ assumption that audio rights should be bundled with print is not directly beneficial to authors, argues Alice Lutyens.
13 December 2017
DIY PR | Dan Tyte
Dan Tyte shares his best tips for running your own book publicity.
12 December 2017
Before You Sign | Rights and Characters
Thinking about using someone else's character? Concerned someone's using yours? This month we got the advisors to explain how copyright applies to fictional characters, and what you need to...
28 November 2017
5 Skills for Self-Publishers | Ignaty Dyakov
Educational author Ignaty Dyakov shares his 5 tips for self-published authors.
17 November 2017
Before You Sign | Prizes and Competitions
This month we asked the advisors what you should look out for when entering prizes and competitions.
15 November 2017
Abuse and the poison of silence | EA Wheal
Last Friday, in response to the waves of allegations surfacing in the film industry, The Bookseller published the results of an anonymous survey into sexual harassment in the publishing industry...
20 October 2017
What's in a Word? | Jamila Gavin
Children's author Jamila Gavin writes on language, diversity and the power of words.
18 October 2017
Before You Sign | Accounting Terms for Authors
Our experts give a rundown of your contract’s fiddly financial bits.
02 October 2017
Why the celeb-heavy World Book Day list IS a problem
The celebrification of children’s literature is not new but it reached what my mother-in-law used to call a “peak low” with the list of books announced as World Book Day giveaway...
02 October 2017
The Micawber principle
Andrew Franklin of Profile Books opens up his accounts for inspection.
18 September 2017
The Writer's Paradox - Ahmet Altan
‘They may have the power to imprison me but no one has the power to keep me in prison,’ writes imprisoned Turkish author Ahmet Altan on the eve of his trial.
15 September 2017
Before You Sign | Copyright Crash Course
Brush up your knowledge on copyright with this quick guide.
05 September 2017
Reaching new authors | WriteNow
Penguin Random House's WriteNow scheme aims to mentor and publish new writers from under-represented communities. Three writers, Geraldine Quigley, Katie Hale and Chris Brougham, tell...
24 August 2017
7 Tips to Avoid Pitfalls in Motion Picture/TV Rights Option Agreements
Lawyer Robert Zipser's tips to help navigate your option agreements.
17 August 2017
Seven habits of highly effective authors
Chris Alton considers the value of events for less well-known authors – and how to make smaller events bigger.
15 August 2017
Before You Sign | Special Sales
Our seven steps for publishers on highly-discounted 'special sales'.
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