Three Eggs by Mike Snelle
June 12, 2011 – 11:00 am | No Comment

The three eggs were the palest of blues, almost white, and were freckled unevenly with tiny brown specks. They were the most beautiful things Thomas had ever held in his hands. He had seen plenty …

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INSIDE PUBLISHING – Festival, Fiesta
July 13, 2010 – 12:22 pm | No Comment
INSIDE PUBLISHING – Festival, Fiesta

Have you ever been to a literary festival, or a book festival? They’re different from book fairs – those are industry-only, business affairs where rights deals are struck and conferences are held.

INSIDE PUBLISHING – BOOKISH PEOPLE
May 28, 2010 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

by Rebecca Lee
When you can buy books from aisle 2 of your weekly supermarket sweep, why bother going into a bookshop? Or why can’t you just go on Amazon?
A regime change at Waterstones is planning …

INSIDE PUBLISHING – A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK
May 11, 2010 – 11:56 am | No Comment
INSIDE PUBLISHING – A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK

Books take time to make. As you will know from all those doomed university essays (why is 2,000 words so many?), word counts are pesky things and books need at least 30,000. We also need …

INSIDE PUBLISHING – GETTING A PUBLISHER
April 13, 2010 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

The writer’s road from initial idea to book-in-hand-of-reader is long and arduous. But we have come to the end of the beginning of the ‘Inside Publishing’ mini-series on How One Gets Published.

INSIDE PUBLISHING –
March 31, 2010 – 8:52 am | No Comment

by Rebecca Lee
Are you feeling tough? Because what’s coming might seem pretty brutal.

So, you’ve written a book, you’ve researched agents to submit it to, carefully followed their submission guidelines and sent off your precious …

REBECCA LEE – GETTING AN AGENT
March 15, 2010 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

So, you’re a writer. You have written something you want other people to read. You would like it to become a book, with a cover and pages and on sale in bookshops (physical or virtual). …

REBECCA LEE – WHY GET PUBLISHED?
March 1, 2010 – 3:41 am | No Comment

I suspect, dear readers, there are one or two of you who are writers too. Am I right? So, I’m thinking, it’s only fair that I offer a bit of an insight on these pages …

REBECCA LEE – FILMS OF BOOKS, BOOKS OF FILMS
February 15, 2010 – 4:19 pm | No Comment
REBECCA LEE – FILMS OF BOOKS, BOOKS OF FILMS

‘The Road’, ‘The Lovely Bones’, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Percy Jackson’ and ‘A Single Man’, how come all films this year seem to be based on books? Why do the film people make so many movies …

REBECCA LEE – TV BOOK CLUB
February 10, 2010 – 9:28 am | No Comment
REBECCA LEE – TV BOOK CLUB

I have a confession to make. I am a reformed TV book snob.

In the past, if I went to get my summer holiday ‘3 for 2’s, and there was a ‘Richard and Judy …

REBECCA LEE – EVERYBODY NEEDS AN EDITOR
January 19, 2010 – 5:29 am | No Comment

Or should that be ‘everyone’? I know there’s a difference, but which one is right? If they’re both ‘right’, which one is better? What do I really mean?

REBECCA LEE – NEW YEAR, OLD BOOKS
January 6, 2010 – 7:43 am | No Comment
REBECCA LEE – NEW YEAR, OLD BOOKS

So some things never change, but then sometimes an unchanging thing can be quite surprising in itself. I am not often taken aback by The Sunday Times Culture magazine Books section, but there, right before …

REBECCA LEE – HOW EDITORS DECIDE WHAT TO PUBLISH
December 20, 2009 – 6:48 pm | One Comment

There is a society for young publishers, you know. Ingeniously, it’s called ‘The Society of Young Publishers’, or the ‘SYP’. They run speaker meetings, social events, and contribute to industry bodies as well as just …

REBECCA LEE – BEYOND BORDERS
December 4, 2009 – 10:31 am | One Comment
REBECCA LEE – BEYOND BORDERS

Last week brought the news that the Borders chain of bookshops has gone into administration. I don’t see how anyone was surprised, since its downfall was caused by its own customers.