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Twitter Book Club
16 November 2020
What to say, how to say it
Anna Caig on how to sell your writing and perform well in the online interviews that have become the ‘new normal’
01 October 2020
Seeing ourselves in British history
Jason Young ponders the lack of Black British characters in period drama – and finds hope that those stories will get told.
03 August 2020
How to prepare an online poetry event
Advice from our Poetry & Spoken Word Group committee on preparing – and hosting – an online poetry event.
27 July 2020
Before You Sign | Scamming (Update)
Updated guidance on scamming
22 July 2020
Did East Berlin smell different from West Berlin?
Ben Fergusson considers the benefits of doing historical research online – during a pandemic and beyond.
14 July 2020
Five tips for (new) educational authors
The world of educational publishing can be tricky to navigate for new writers. Here are five tips to keep in mind.
01 July 2020
Protecting your mental health: Coping with Covid-19
Lucy Coats offers ten tips for protecting your mental health during Covid-19.
22 June 2020
Colin Grant on uncovering the stories of Caribbean migration to Britain for his book, Homecoming, and finding authenticity in lost oral histories
17 June 2020
Before You Sign | Contracts, cancellations and COVID-19
Eddie Reeves on contractual considerations in the wake of Coronavirus cancellations.
13 June 2020
A Time Comes
Poet and novelist Ben Okri calls for justice, listening, and for an end to silence.
13 June 2020
Since the horrific death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the country has been talking about race and racism. Or has it? Writer Elizabeth-Anne Wheal on the urgent need for white people to listen...
12 June 2020
Eric Gregory Award 2019: One year on…
We catch up with five of last year's Eric Gregory Award winners to find out where they are now.
29 May 2020
Journey to Jilin: McKitterick Prize 2019
Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott describes her month-long writing residency stay in Jilin, China as part of her 2019 McKitterick Prize win.
20 May 2020
COVID-19 update: Author income collection
An update from ALCS, PLR and DACS on author income streams in the wake of COVID-19.
19 May 2020
Before You Sign | Non-Disclosure Agreements
Theo Jones on non-disclosure agreements and protecting your work.
22 April 2020
Before You Sign | 10 tips for sorting your dispute
Andrew Hildebrand shares his 10-step approach to resolving disputes.
06 April 2020
Greening the book business
Alison Flood asks publishers and booksellers what they’re doing to make their work more sustainable.
31 March 2020
Writers on the storm
From satire, poetry and fiction to protest and direct action – Caspar Henderson investigates how writers are responding to the climate crisis.
27 March 2020
Feel the space between... – Yoga for authors
Jill Dawson on how yoga might help during self-isolation and beyond, from The Author (Winter 2019).
11 March 2020
What does Brexit mean for authors?
Nicola Solomon looks at the short and longer term implications of the UK's exit from the EU in January.
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