What to write when someone has lost their job due to coronavirus

One of the most popular articles here on HTWB for the last four years has been "What to write when someone has lost their job." As you know, at the moment (May 2020) this has become even more of an issue due to social distancing, self-isolation and … [Continue reading]

Book writing courses for nonfiction: are they worth it?

I read a lot of books and scrutinise a lot of courses about how to write books. (Well, it’s my job.) You would be amazed at how complicated some of these make the process. Some focus on formulæ more complex than a Google algorithm (and that’s … [Continue reading]

What does a nonfiction book need to be successful?

Much as we authors like to think even our business or self-help books are the next best thing since How To Win Friends And Influence People, ego must be dumped and business acumen must prevail. Bottom line: with nonfiction books the question of … [Continue reading]

Diary of a self-isolator: After Lockdown

Here's a little verse or three to make us think about what happens next...enjoy. AFTER LOCKDOWN Office workers' quandary I wish I weren't so stuck at home These walls are too familiar I'm sick of being here on my own Sat on my fat … [Continue reading]

How to boost your nonfiction book with a PR campaign

Please welcome expert PR coach Laura Perkes of PR With Perkes - sharing her advice on the best ways to get publicity for a new nonfiction book. Over to Laura ...  Now that the hard work of writing the book is over it’s time for the fun to begin, … [Continue reading]

Diary of a self-isolator: WTF would we have done without the internet?

When I hear people bitch and moan about being under lockdown due to coronavirus/Covid19, I think back to my dim and distant youth when the internet was no more than a twinkle in Tim Berners-Lee's eye. Earlier incarnations had been trialled but … [Continue reading]

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