Time Zones

Will the clocks going back an hour disrupt your writing schedule? Simon Whaley suggests this is the perfect time to review your time management. On …

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A Worldwide Presence

With so many social media channels, do writers still need a website? Simon Whaley chats to two writers about how their websites meet their needs. …

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Covering Up

We might not judge a book by its cover, but we all jump to certain conclusions when we see one.  Book covers work hard. Not …

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The Art of Advertising

Self-publishing is maturing. Ten years ago, we could upload our self-published books to Amazon and watch people buy them. There were far fewer self-published books …

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Sizing Up Your Publisher

When it comes to finding a traditional publisher, does size matter? Simon Whaley chats to two writers about their experiences. On 1st July 2013 a …

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Artificial Intelligence

Can editing and proofing be automated? Simon Whaley explores online grammar services. I grew up in the 70s and 80s, when grammar was not the …

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Copyright Basics

As World Intellectual Property Day approaches, Simon Whaley explores how copyright helps our writing business. Celebrating its 21st anniversary on 26th April 2021, World Intellectual …

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How To Succeed With A Series

Why write one novel, when publishers love a series? Simon Whaley chats to two successful series authors. Thirty-six years ago, Arthur Fowler, Ali Osman and …

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Legal Deposit

Writing Magazine – February 2021

When it comes to the business of writing, it doesn’t get much better than seeing your book in print. And if you’ve chosen the self-publishing route, then chances are you’ve encountered many challenges along the way. But our responsibilities as an author- publisher don’t stop once our book is on sale. There’s another important business responsibility we’re required to undertake.

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