for writers and readers….

Does this novel have the best feel-good title?

French writer Agnes Martin-Lugand self-published her first novel in December 2013. People started reading it. And then more people and pretty soon it was at the top of the French … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

What if Someone Secretly Made a Film of Your Life…? The question that launched a self-published novel the Daily Mirror called ‘one of this year’s must-reads’

Cinema Lumière ‘A magical, thought-provoking and uplifting tale … one of this year’s must-reads’ –Daily Mirror  ‘A stunning debut. Made me laugh out loud, cry … and ache with recognition’ … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

Stephanie Lam’s route to publication began with a make-believe town…

Today’s guest post is from Stephanie Lam whose first novel The Mysterious Affair at Castaway House was published  a few weeks ago. Her journey to becoming a published writer sounds … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

“It’s all down to luck…but the harder I work the luckier I get”

Today is the day they will announce the winner of the 2013 Booker Prize (as I write Jim Crace seems to be the favourite with Colm Toibin a close second), … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 6 Comments

A book trailer you will never forget

Picador have gone to a lot of trouble to promote Lottie Moggach’s debut novel Kiss Me First in the hope that it will become this summer’s bestseller. They got the … Continue reading

July 2, 2013 · 2 Comments