My Debut Author Journey (so far!) – Part Four: What Happens When Your Book is Pitched to Publishers?

Danielle Owen-Jones author

The final stage in the publishing process (for traditional publishing) is when your literary agent pitches your manuscript to publishers. It’s arguably the most nerve-wracking part of the publication journey (yep, even more than querying agents!) because it’s the final hurdle before signing a book deal.

My Debut Author Journey (so far!) – Part Three: My Literary Agent’s Top Querying Tips

Clare Coombes, Liverpool Literary Agency

You’ve done it. You’ve finished your manuscript, and now you’re ready to query literary agents. You know that to beat the odds (1 in 6,000 according to a Google search!), then you must stand out in the slush pile. But how do you do that when agencies receive hundreds of submissions a week?

My Debut Author Journey (so far!) – Part Two: Finding a Literary Agent

So, you’ve written a book. What next? You might decide to self-publish or venture down the road of traditional publishing. If it’s the latter, then the first step is finding a literary agent for your book.

My Debut Author Journey (so far!) – Part One: Writing a Novel

I’m at the early stages of my journey as a debut author with my first novel currently out on submission, so I thought I’d blog about my experiences and hopefully offer some advice for anyone looking to do it too!

Spring 2021 re-opening packages – PR, content and social media!

There’s a wonderful whisper at a hint of normality right now. The UK’s phenomenal vaccine rollout operation is well underway, businesses are re-opening, the weather is getting warmer and there’s a definite sense of optimism in the spring air. If you’re a business owner gearing up to open your doors again, then I can give you a helping […]

Three Autumn packages – PR, content and social media support

Do you have a wonderful business story to shout about? Or maybe you need a hand communicating with your customers through your blog or website? Perhaps you want to engage with an online audience through your social media channels? If you’re looking for advice and guidance on any of the above, then I might have […]

Travel Review: A charming staycation in the book town of Sedbergh, staying at The Black Bull (press trip)

*Press trip for Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, kindly invited by The Black Bull. Sitting on the fringe of Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales, the delightful town of Sedbergh is one of only three ‘book towns’ in the UK. There are nods to this throughout the town, including an impressive array of publications at Westwood Books, which […]

Travel Review: A Luxury Retreat in the Scottish Highlands (press trip)

*Press trip for Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, kindly invited by Black Sheep Hotels. Mesmerising views of snow-capped mountains, scenic walking trails and pure tranquillity – the Scottish Highlands is a truly magical place to be in the winter. Fluffy snow and glistening frost outline the scenery, while you enjoy peaceful walks without seeing another soul. In […]

How to plan your content for the rest of 2020

We’re officially halfway through the year, and what a rollercoaster 2020 has been so far. Despite reaching the midpoint of the year, it isn’t too late to create marketing content that packs a punch.

My lockdown life

Life, as we know it, has well and truly changed forever. It is such a challenging situation, and everyone has their own ways of dealing with things. A bit like most people, I’ve had good days and I’ve had bad days.