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Carole Blake on ‘Does a writer still need an agent?'

Photo: Jack Ladenburg

I’m delighted to welcome my friend Carole Blake to my blog today to give an insight into one of the hottest questions in the publishing today. Carole has just celebrated 50 years in the publishing business, so she probably knows a thing or two. In 1977, after 14 years in publishing, Carole [...]

Publishing attitudes

I’m a simple soul who likes writing. I quite like people and know agents, publishers, editors, writers from big publishers, small publishers, independent and small presses, aspiring writers, independent and self-published writers, not to mention commentators, bloggers, tutors and booksellers.

As a recent arrival on the scene (2009), I’ve striven to learn as much as [...]

Celebratory photos!

Unusually, it’s photos only today, but they are celebratory…

The SilverWood Books authors and publishing team at the Writing and Publishing Open Day in Bristol on 25 January 2015

We happy bunch -  the ‘class photo’ from the Open Day at Foyles, Bristol that I wrote about here. I’m at the back [...]

Indie authors united!

Me with Debbie Young of Off the Shelf Book Promotions/The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)

Foyles Bristol was the venue for joining up with around thirty other SilverWood Books authors, plus a crowd of writers eager to learn about getting their books to publication. The writing and publishing open day was brilliantly organised by [...]

Meet Helen Hart of SilverWood Books

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Helen Hart, publishing director at SilverWood Books. She has written novels under pseudonyms for Scholastic, Virgin Books, OUP and HarperCollins. One of her Young Adult novels, written as Maya Snow, was shortlisted for the Solihull Children’s Book Award 2010.

Helen was on the judging panel for the 2010 and 2011 [...]