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Read It Write It Sell It

Read It Write It Sell It

My regular look at all things book! Find out hints and tips on how to write and publish your own novel, as well as my recommendations for 'Book of the Week' plus courses, news and updates from the world of publishing!

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a book first - my novel in French! Donne-moi ma chance, eh! Well it turns out that's 'Take a Chance on Me' in French - well, the equivalent anyway. Last week I got my very first delivery of these paperbacks, and was duly chuffed. Not only had my publisher Choc Lit sold the French rights, another first, but now it's available in French! So it was a very special event, with this big 'first' coming true. The very first time my own novel has been published in another language! I know there may not be that many people who read French, but this is available in Canada apparently……
Book of the Week - Lee Child's 'Not a Drill' Regulars will know I’m a massive Jack Reacher fan – ever since I interviewed Lee Child on QVC in 2011 when he launched his prequel ‘The Affair’ – I voraciously devoured all 16 of his Reacher novels and found myself another hero to follow. Well the short stories are a little appetiser in between the main courses that constitute his mostly annual new releases and this week I listened to Not a Drill. It’s a brief foray into one of Reacher’s encounters, this time with some ramblers in deepest Maine’s ancient forests. Julie Cohen my writing mentor would love this,…
book of the week - Jane Wenham Jones and Katie Fforde - Wannabe a Writer? Since I've spent all week at the writing retreat Chez Castillon, with Jane Wenham Jones as tutor, this book seems very apt! Anyone thinking of writing, this guide, by the prolific best seller Katie and the prolific skilled multi-platform writer Jane, may be a good first step. This review just about sums it all up - "I've just finished reading this book - literally couldn't put it down. As well as being a really good book about writing, this is also very funny. I woke my husband by snorting out loud at her descriptions of genres. I loved the fact…
book of the week - Liz Earle's The Good Gut Guide Book of the week, Liz Earle's The Good Gut Guide- out this weekend already getting lots of media attention, I chatted to liz on the phone this week and will be doing some kind of joint broadcast on Facebook live at some point with her at the end of June, it will be great fun. Go here to read more about her new book. I have said for ages it is vindication for my belief that the body knows what it needs. I just didn't know why. When I discovered Giulia Enders ‘Gut’ book about a year and a half…
book of the week - Julia Roberts' Alice in Theatreland Book of the week this week is from my QVC pal and colleague Julia Roberts - her fourth! Well done Jules! I overheard fellow presenter Kathy Tayler raving about how much she enjoyed Jules's book whilst on her hols and have instructed Julia to get it into audiobook as soon as! Meanwhile, here's this week's recommendation - enjoy! It's 1976; a summer of soaring temperatures and hose-pipe bans, and the year nineteen-year-old Alice Abbott's life changed irrevocably... Alice's childhood dream of seeing her name up in lights seems close to fulfilment when she attends an audition for a new West…
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