THE DUBLIN BOOK FESTIVAL BEGINS TODAY
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THE DUBLIN BOOK FESTIVAL BEGINS TODAY

The Dublin Book Festival begins on a sunny November Thursday with an opening event that celebrates the diversity, progress, and creativity within the Irish literary landscape in recent…

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BOB DYLAN AWARDED THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
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BOB DYLAN AWARDED THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

In 2016, the much- coveted prize goes to Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

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YOU DON’T NEED A PUBLISHER, YOU NEED KICKSTARTER
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YOU DON’T NEED A PUBLISHER, YOU NEED KICKSTARTER

Amanda Palmer’s success story on kickstarter.com (she raised over 1 million $ in one month) made me believe that something similar might happen one day to books. I…

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TOP 10 SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS FOR 2017
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TOP 10 SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS FOR 2017

2016 is rapidly coming to an end. With three months to go, we start to evaluate our results, tweak our plans for making the best of the remaining…

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Pssst! SEX DOESN’T ALWAYS SELL. THE DNA OF BESTSELLING NOVELS
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Pssst! SEX DOESN’T ALWAYS SELL. THE DNA OF BESTSELLING NOVELS

Topics grounded in reality, like marriage, love and crime are far more interesting to most readers than fantasy worlds which play by their own rules. Regular best-selling writers…

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Arthur C. Clarke Award Opens To Indies
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Arthur C. Clarke Award Opens To Indies

The Arthur C. Clarke Award is now open to self-published titles. Beyond the announcement though, what are the practicalities? How will the judges cope with the potential extra titles…

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Three Facebook Changes You Need To Know
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Three Facebook Changes You Need To Know

The competition to be king of the social media hill is hotter than ever, and Facebook cannot coast just because it’s on top. Snapchat and Twitter are making…

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Alan Moore Advocates Self-Publishing
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Alan Moore Advocates Self-Publishing

“Publishing today is a complete mess. I know brilliant authors who can’t get their books published,” Moore says, explaining that many publishing houses are afraid of taking risks…

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The Top US Writers’ Conferences Of The Fall 2016
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The Top US Writers’ Conferences Of The Fall 2016

With the first week of August coming to an end, we are heading fast for the fall. We have prepared a list of the most important US writers’conferences in the next…

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The 2016 Dublin Writers’ Conference
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The 2016 Dublin Writers’ Conference

For many of us, 2016 is the year of the indie author. According to one Author Earnings Report, last year in the USA readers spent 600 million dollars…

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