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Frankfurt here I come!

As my family and friends will tell you, I’ve never been much good at getting out of bed in the morning. So the alarm waking me at 4 am yesterday was not particularly welcome. After a bleary moment, however, I leapt out of bed with excitement – yes it was...

How to survive being edited

There’s this funny thing about publishing where many people know what happens (a nice book comes out at the end), but not many people really know what happens (what are the stages?). It’s quite an interesting journey from just writing down the words in your head to...

Getting physical

Let’s talk books for a second – and I mean the physical, wrap-your-fingers-around paper product that people have grown to know and love for centuries. At SRA Books we have this knowledge that is almost second nature, like how a B Format book is 198 x 129mm or a...

Marketing your book part 2

So, you’ve decided to write a book. You have an idea, you’ve started a draft and you’ve engaged a publisher who is eagerly anticipating your manuscript. Your mind is full of the content that you need to get down on paper, but now is the time you need to consider your...

‘Put a fork in it’

‘When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest.’ Stephen King, On Writing: A memoir of the craft There are some in the office who might laugh at this phrase of mine and...

Marketing your book

Many authors have put so much time, energy and money into writing, editing and re-writing their book simply with the end goal of finishing it in mind that by the time they have finished it, they’re exhausted. But writing the book is just the beginning of the journey....