I’m constantly adding new sites to my Bookmarks folder, and every now and then I share a selection of them here on my blog.
In no particular order, here are a few of the sites and articles that have caught my attention during the last month:
The Festival of Romance celebrates romantic fiction in all its forms and gives readers a chance to meet favourite and new authors as well as taking part in lots of fun activities.
The 2012 Festival takes place from 16th to 18th November 2012 in the historic county town of Bedford. With over 35 romantic fiction authors taking part over the weekend it promises to be unmissable for fans of all types of romantic fiction.
♥ Michele Gorman’s blog
I love Michele’s self-deprecating introduction –
I write funny romantic fiction that’s made for stuffing into suitcases and covering with suncreamy fingerprints
I also love the very intelligent and thought-provoking discussions she hosts on her blog.
Kohl Publishing is a start-up independent publishing house based in Edinburgh and Glasgow. We will be publishing eBooks and paperbacks for a female audience. Our first book will be out in October 2012.
We define our books as ‘original literary fiction for the modern female’. We’re looking for novels that break literary rules, ooze originality, blur genre boundaries, and include multi-dimensional female characters. Women are complex, intelligent and sophisticated creatures; our literary incarnations should reflect this!
If you do nothing else with this link, just check out the visual gorgeousness of the site.
♥ DEAR AGENT – Extract 1
On Wednesday, Nicola Morgan announced the 10-day countdown to publication of Dear Agent – Write the Letter That Sells Your Book!
Dear Agent is her “nifty, comprehensive ebook about that tricksy thing: the letter pitching your book and yourself to agent or publisher.”
Dear Agent will make a matching pair with Write a Great Synopsis – An Expert Guide, and once you’ve read them both, there will be no excuse for anything less than a splendiferous, stressfree, stylish submission.
There will be free extracts of the book on Nicola’s blog until 17 August.
FeedARead is a leading independent publisher, established with Arts Council/Lottery Arts funding with two grants in 2008 and 2009 to offer great opportunities for all writers. Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts in England. FeedARead publishes authors of all nationalities, enabling your book to be bought in countries across the world in readers own currencies, you set your own book price, and your net royalties are higher than the norm of the largest publishers.
Helpful and informative articles:
♥ Something You Should Know BEFORE You Query Agents or Self-Publish by Lynette Labelle
♥ How to get more traffic by Just Another WordPress Weblog
♥ Bloggers Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Pics on Your Blog – My Story by Roni Loren
I’m also interested in knowing what sites you’ve bookmarked recently – care to share?
“When we share – that is poetry in the prose of life.”
– Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)