Articles Tagged: how to

Vlogging for Writers

Leena, book reviewer, video maker and executive at publishing house, Icon Books, shares her top tips on vlogging for writers. Leena set up her YouTube channel, JustKissMyFrog, four years ago and now has over 18,000 subscribers. What this woman doesn’t know about talking about books on YouTube isn’t worth knowing. In this video Leena covers:… Read more »

7 Mistakes Self-Published Authors Make

The book publishing industry is going through a huge transition. It’s easier than ever to get a book out into the world. All the resources you need to publish a book are available you and you no longer need to go through the traditional gatekeepers (publishers) to publish a quality book. Because it’s so easy… Read more »

Crossing Continents With Transmedia

Barry Nugent

The first time someone mentioned the term transmedia to me I was already collaborating with four project teams. We were working to produce a comic anthology centered on my urban fantasy novel Fallen Heroes. I was also co-writing the first episode of an audio drama spin off. The name I gave to this transmedia project… Read more »

Immersive Writing Lab Series #2: How To Create Characters

Mike Jones, Portal Entertainment

If you’re a writer interested in finding out more about immersive entertainment – discovering how your audiences can be immersed and play an active part in your story – then we have a great series of specialist immersive writing guides made available to The Writing Platform by Portal Entertainment and the Immersive Writing Lab team. The guides, created by… Read more »

10 Myths About Social Media

Molly Flatt

What the hell happened with social media? We were told that the fierce publishing-industry lion wouldst lay down with the fragile disenfranchised-author lamb and share the cool bounty of the literary watering hole. They promised that we’d be able to get all warm and snuggly with readers across the world while just happening to shift… Read more »

Ten Author Websites That Really do the Business

Simon Appleby

Simon Appleby, director of digital agency Bookswarm, highlights ten websites that do their authors justice on the web. Hopefully there’s not a writer alive who doesn’t believe they need a website – there are so many good reasons for having one that even if you don’t agree with all of them, you ought to agree… Read more »