Book trailers are an effective and fun promotional tool that can really boost your book sales.
Leaving secure work to start up your own business is probably one of the scariest career moves you can make. There are no guarantees when it comes to going out on your own… but if you’re well prepared, you can build an exciting, prosperous career.
I met Katie the same year I started working, when I was still with Oliver. She had started dating Oliver’s older brother, Matthew, even though she was barely out of school and Matthew was nearing thirty. I kept my thoughts to myself.
You don’t have to be an elite professional athlete to reap the benefits of sport and physical exercise. The simple act of moving your body – in whatever way you are able to do so – does wonders for your mental wellbeing, your productivity, and your mood.
I grew my hair out all summer so that I could wear it up in a high and slightly off-centre ponytail. Gone was my chin-length bob that framed my round child face, that I was sure made me look chubby. I wasn’t chubby — easy to see that now — but a steady campaign of taunting had made me believe I was. I thought that being fat was the worst thing I could possibly be.
My short story ‘The Farm’ is included in the ninth collection of The Wire’s Dream Magazine, a publication featuring fiction, poetry, essays, art and photography from creators around the world.
Read an excerpt here.
When it comes to your author social media accounts, it’s worth putting a bit of thought into creating a consistent brand. This means making some decisions around how you want your presence to appear, and sticking to them!
My short story ‘The Headland’ is included in the inaugural edition of PENinsula Literary Journal, a journal celebrating writing and landscape photography from the Mornington Peninsula.
Competing in a race is fantastic: the thrill of being amongst a big group of other runners, the fun of running somewhere you normally wouldn’t be able to, the advantage of being timed in a race environment, and the high of crossing that finish line. But there are a few steps before you can get there.
Having your book out in the world is the most exciting thing that can happen for an author — and of course you want to share this momentous occasion with family and friends! Here are my top tips for planning an amazing book launch.