Podcasts are trending – Here’s how to start now

Podcasts are trending – Here’s how to start now

Podcasts have steadily gained popularity over the past few years with more people looking for on-the-go entertainment as they multitask through hustle and bustle of daily life. #BookMarketingChat (read our entire Book Marketing Chat summary here) guest Rachel Moore shared her tips for starting your own podcast. Podcast Format The first step is to decide the basic components […]

Authors: Don’t overlook audio

Authors: Don’t overlook audio

Audiobooks are on the rise, particularly in retail. This is the ideal time for you to reconsider audio publishing. W.F. Howes Ltd’s Acquisitions Editor, Rachel Gregory, looks at how you can get involved. Who’s listening? While audio consumers span most ages and consumer groups, younger readers appear to favour it most as a format. Statistics […]

5 reasons to use social and mobile for scouting new talent

5 reasons to use social and mobile for scouting new talent

Sweek, a social platform for free reading and writing, and Ravensburger, a well-known German publisher, have successfully completed #SchreibMitRavensburger, a Young Adult writing contest. At an exclusive event at the Ravensburger headquarters, Samira Bosshard was revealed to be the winner of the contest and earned herself a publishing contract, after impressing both the Sweek reading […]

5 things everybody gets wrong about interactive books

5 things everybody gets wrong about interactive books

The widespread of interactive books coincided with me getting into publishing studies and I couldn’t be any happier to live in this amazing age. I still remember my disbelief in 2009, when I first heard about hypertext and interconnected books. My professor seemed to be telling an impossible tale about a future where all quotes, […]

How to price an ebook [FOR SELF-PUBLISHERS]

How to price an ebook [FOR SELF-PUBLISHERS]

Setting the ideal price of your ebook is the final step of self-publishing. By the time you get to the point where you set a price for your work, you might think that you’re done with the hard part. But finding the right price might not be that easy after all. Pricing is one of […]

My top 5 audiobooks: Why it’s worth spending a credit

My top 5 audiobooks: Why it’s worth spending a credit

Why become an audiobook subscriber? With so many storytelling subscriptions available – Netflix, Amazon Prime, the list is endless – here are just five of my favourite audiobooks along with reasons why it’s worth buying these books in audio rather than as a physical book/ebook. Once you’ve listened to these, you’ll never look back from […]

How to copyright an ebook: Facts and myths [FOR AUTHORS]

How to copyright an ebook: Facts and myths [FOR AUTHORS]

Do you know what’s the difference between DRM, ISBN and copyrights? If your answer is a clear yes, well done, you can stop reading. But if copyrighting is an issue that makes you frown, read on: we talk about different file formats, international rights, whether you have to pay anything and more. 1) I need […]

Talking Podcasts: Standard Issue

Talking Podcasts: Standard Issue

Following on from our articles on The Riff Raff and The Extraordinary Business Book Club, Abbie Headon interviews the team behind the brilliant Standard Issue podcast, an online magazine by women, for women. 1) Where did the idea for Standard Issue podcast spring from? Standard Issue started life as an online women’s magazine almost three […]

Audio publishing: Common misconceptions

Audio publishing: Common misconceptions

Louise Newton is an Audio Assistant at Little, Brown Book Group, and works across all imprints at Little, Brown on fiction and non-fiction titles. Louise is London Chair for the Society of Young Publishers (SYP) and assists the Royal Society of Literature at their events. Earlier this year the Publishers Association announced that one in ten […]

5 ways to perfect your pre-launch publicity campaign

5 ways to perfect your pre-launch publicity campaign

Digital reading platform The Pigeonhole have launched a competition with Pan Macmillan, giving 500 winners early access to a serialized exclusive of Ken Follett’s latest blockbusting novel, A Column of Fire (see below for more info). Ahead of this, The Pigeonhole’s Laurence Kilpatrick shares his top tips for pre-launch publicity. Generating publicity in fresh and inventive […]