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We were thrilled to have the opportunity to interview author Kris Lillyman. Kris has written books for both adults and children and we were keen to hear more about his process. Who is Kris Lillyman? I am a freelance graphic designer and illustrator living in Northamptonshire. Married with two grown up children, I have been […]

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1. First and foremost, could you give us a short introduction as to who Russell Mardell is? I originally studied film production in London, and for a few years worked on some independent films. I was always writing in that time, ideas that never really ended up going anywhere, stories that were written for film […]

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Author and illustrator Simon Morse has created a wonderful video series demonstrating how to create an illustration for a children’s book. Simon will take viewers through the process and give you a real taste for the process of illustrating a children’s book. He does this using his very popular book The Adventures of Rocket Kid. […]

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Nick Green grew up with in a family of writers. He has worked in publishing both in London at Harper Collins and in Oxford for Oxford University Press. He moved to Namibia in 2006 and worked for Wilderness Safaris. In 2008 he moved to Botswana and has been based in Maun working primarily in the […]

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Get Published! Issue 2 – We show you publishing houses currently accepting applications. We are now on our second post bringing you a list of publishing houses currently accepting applications from authors. Persea Books: Accepting Book Manuscript Queries  An established literary publisher with wide distribution. Persea Books is an independent book publisher based out of New […]

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1. Tell us a bit about your new book…. what is it about? Despite the title, it is not a book that is mainly about birds! The birds are a significant presence in the book and have a major role to play in the story, particularly using the symbolism and beliefs that so many cultures […]

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We want to help authors as much as we can and thought it would be useful to put together a list of Publishing Houses currently accepting applications. 1. Monarch Review Are currently accepting online submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, music, videos and visual arts. 2. 8thHousePublishing They publish exemplary fiction, philosophy, esoterica and other earnest […]

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Morgan Entrekin the president of independent publisher Grove/Atlantic Books is currently happy with the relationship he has with Amazon. He has witnessed the industry go through many changes as Amazon’s introduction of the Kindle ushered in a digital revolution. However he is concerned about the future and how this may impact publishers and ultimately authors. “Right […]

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It’s no great secret that publishing is changing. Is it changing a lot? Has most of the change already happened? What does the future look like? In this series of blog post we will uncover the facts and figures that prove the industry is changing. We will talk about what this means for authors. Most […]

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