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Diversification and dirty words

If you are making a living from your writing, that is marvellous, but for everyone else, keep the day job. Perhaps you saw The Bookseller's recent piece by Nicola Solomon, Chief Executive of the Society of Authors, exploring once more how low author earnings can be. There is plenty of data to... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-05 02:31:17 UTC ]
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PW Talks to Megha Majumdar

In her day job, Megha Majumdar publishes other authors' books. And now, her debut novel, 'A Burning' (Knopf) is a finalist for the American Library Association's prestigious Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. PW caught up with Majumdar to talk about how she balances editing and writing,... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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So long and thanks for all the clicks | Dean Burnett

After six years exactly, Dean Burnett’s Brain Flapping blog is coming to an end. It’s been emotionalOn 31 July, 2012, the very first Brain Flapping post appeared on the Guardian website. Exactly six years to the day later, here’s the very last one.To confirm, the Guardian is shutting down the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar Keeps Her Future Self On Track

“Whatever the opposite of FOMO is, I have that.” I believe that your dreams and your day job can coexist. I always have at least four projects going on at the same time, and I switch frequently between them. If I’m struggling to work on a project for Windows Insiders, I’ll write a chapter of a... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2017-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Geoffrey Godbert obituary

Poet and editor who co-founded the Greville PressGeoffrey Godbert, who has died aged 80, published more than a dozen collections of his own poetry; was joint editor of the Greville Press with Harold Pinter and Anthony Astbury; and produced two very successful anthologies, 100 Poems by a Hundred... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-08-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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As celebrity books boom, professional authors are driven out of full-time work

Novelist Donal Ryan is the latest name forced to seek an income outside books, while children’s writers complain that stars from other media monopolise advancesDespite scoring three bestsellers in five years and a clutch of awards, The Spinning Heart author Donal Ryan has been forced to return... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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This Popular YouTuber Gets Painfully Personal in a New Book About Her Real Life

Hannah Hart's fans probably know her pretty well. After all, the YouTube star has uploaded 529 videos in the past five years. However, there have been some things she hasn't been ready to discuss with them—until now. With the release of her second book, Buffering, Hart is showing fans even... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2016-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sloane Crosley: Interview

Former book publicist Sloane Crosley tells Anna James why she had to quit her day job in order to write her first novel, The Clasp. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Up For Debate: Can Content Really Save Advertising?

Here's a reversal pretty much nobody saw coming: What used to be regarded as one of the most skippable forms of advertising -- custom content -- is now being held up by many in the industry as the thing that just might save advertising from all manner of ad-avoidance behavior, including ad... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2015-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wilkinson to give up day job after new Pan Mac deal

Author Kerry Wilkinson is to give up his day job as a BBC sports journalist after signing a deal... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2013-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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