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Published: 23 May 2022  - updated: 26 Jul 2022

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Why you need a plan to market your book

Most authors aren’t marketing experts. If you’ve started writing as a creative hobby, I’m guessing you didn’t plan ahead to getting your books published, let alone marketing them? It might have been a vague dream which became a reality once you realised you could afford to self-publish. But now, you’re facing the third step after the writing and the publishing phases: the marketing and sales. To help, let's look at why you need a plan to market your book.

In Author News

The University of Exeter will be including a piece about author Sue Weeks and her book Rowan the Dreamweaver, in the 'Celebrating our Alumni Authors’ section of their April eNewsletter. You can read this piece here.

The April edition of Norfolk magazine features a lovely article about author Heather Peck and her writing accomplishments, including a mention of her latest novel Fires of Hate. You can read the article here.

Catherine Poarch, the author of Inside Elephant, was one of three authors who participated in a 'Storytelling for Young People' discussion at  Burnham Book Festival. This festival was the first of its kind to be held at Burnham's' Princess Theatre and Arts Centre. You can read all about the festival here.

Gill Morton has held a talk in her local library, to discuss her most recent novel Kissed To Death. The story of a boy and a girl, growing up in post-war Portsmouth, the book evokes memories of childhood, schooldays, and the dangerous vulnerability of adolescence. It considers the effects of family secrets on young children, and the subtle power of coercive relationships.

Click here to read author Barbara Lamplugh's lovely interview with Spain's leading expat newspaper, The Olive Press.

Wing Commander 'AB’ Bear (WCABB) is due to complete his latest mission in support if the #BoatOfHOPE Campaign. The Campaign will see 'AB’ Bear join Bernie Hollywood OBE & #BoatOfHOPE on their 300 Mile 30 Day 'Boat Pull’, with every mile representing a young life lost through suicide last year in the UK. This brave little bear's mission doesn’t stop here, as 'AB’ will then join up with Bernie & his #BoatOfHOPE for their 3,000 mile solo row across the Atlantic Ocean in December, as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, which could mean up to 90 days at sea!

Hot Off The Press

1st March - Jim Costello - Adongiva 2nd Chance. The Adongiva may be working perfectly, fully booked and crewed by a team of highly trained, multi-talented professionals, but things are never straightforward for long.

7th March - Jo Hadley - The Sock Monster. A combination of Izzy Bean's vibrant, colourful and emotive illustrations and Jo Hadley's rhyming verse takes children on an imaginative journey to solve the missing sock mystery. Can you guess who the sock monster is?

16th March - Jill Treseder - Blackthorn Winter. It's 1845. Eight-year old James Thorne is growing up in the New Forest. This family saga traces James's path from boy to grandfather - a story of light and shade, love and loss.

21st March - Jenny Deane - Is Anybody There? Jenny Deane's first collection of poetry are sharp observations of the world around us and the way we lead our everyday lives.

22nd March - Ese Stacey - Diet to Detox. Dealing with the toxins is the first step on the road to recovery. Adding delicious health-giving fermented foods is the next step. The recipes at the back of this book will greatly assist you along the way.

28th March - Heather Peck - Fires of Hate. When does anger become hate? And what happens when it does? 'Fires of Hate' explores how passion can become anger and anger be perverted into hate.
31st March - Emily Owen - The Copper Chevalier. For the Abernathys, life is on the up. Their new business is thriving and they are set to move from their clockmaker's shop to a spectacular mansion.

Coming Soon...

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