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The Write Lines: How to market your book [PODCAST]

Sue Cook talks to Dr Alison Baverstock (author, publishing expert and university tutor), Catherine Ryan Howard (successful self-published author) and Jane Wenham-Jones (fiction and non-fiction writer, journalist and speaker). The guests share their experiences, with advice about writing marketing copy, identifying a market for your book, building a readership, avoiding the hard sell, how publishers promote books, cheap and free books and using social media. Produced by Ian Skillicorn.

The Write Lines: How to build a career and profile as a writer [PODCAST]

Sue Cook talks to Julie Cohen (novelist, tutor), Sue Moorcroft (novelist, short story writer, tutor) and Nicola Morgan (fiction for children/YA and non-fiction for adults, tutor). The guests share their experiences, with advice about ways to get into writing, making money from writing, recycling your writing, using Twitter for research, holding a book launch, getting book reviews and author networking. Produced by Ian Skillicorn.

The Write Lines: Ebook publishing and getting a traditional book deal [PODCAST]

Sue Cook talks to Mark Edwards (Catch your Death, Killing Cupid), Roz Morris (My Memories of a Future Life) and Mel Sherratt (Taunting the Dead, Somewhere to Hide) about self-publishing ebooks on Amazon. The guests share their experiences, with advice about how to get to the top of the Kindle chart, and perhaps even get a traditional book deal. Produced by Ian Skillicorn.

An intro to The Write Lines podcast [PREVIEW]

Sue CookThis week on BookMachine we’re featuring a series of three podcasts from Sue Cook and Ian Skillicorn called The Write Lines. This is a guest post from Sue introducing the series. Sue is a broadcaster and author, with credits including Crimewatch UK, Children in Need and Holiday on TV and You and Yours and Making History on radio. Now a successful novelist, she is currently working on a movie adaptation of her first novel, On Dangerous Ground.
The first podcast, Ebook publishing and getting a traditional book deal, will be online from 1pm this afternoon.
I was delighted when Ian Skillicorn, founder of National Short Story Week, got in touch early this year to ask me to do a second series of The Write Lines podcasts to coinciding with National Short Story Week. Ian is the founder and organiser of National Short Story Week. We first met via Twitter when he to invited me to NSSW’s grand launch in September 2010 after hearing me presenting The Write Lines on BBC Oxford on Sunday evenings. I devised The Write Lines for the BBC after my first two novels were published, opening my eyes to the whole complicated business of being an author – whether aspiring to be published or published for the first time.

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