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From the Editor...

As we move into February, literary events season looms. You can expect lots of articles explaining how indie authors can really make the most of the events that are on offer. You may have noticed our recent piece about DIY self-publishing. As the name suggests, this is for authors who are considering what it might take to ‘go it alone’. It’s the first in our mini series looking at the very basics of self-publishing – ideal for those who are new to this or repeat authors considering a fresh approach.

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Helen McCusker, Booked PR

Helen has worked in publishing for the past decade and before that enjoyed a varied career in broadcast journalism, including entertainment reporting for the BBC. Having worked “on the other side”, the award-winning book publicist has managed a busy newsroom and interviewed many authors live on-air, so knows exactly how a good author press release should read – and the best time to strike. Since combining her skills and launching Booked PR in 2008 (celebrating 8 years of service in August 2016) Helen has had the pleasure of promoting both traditionally published and self published books. This year, Helen launched the @TheAuthorHour on Twitter - a weekly social media author forum where writers can talk about publishing, promotion and share their knowledge. She regularly speaks at publishing events and is always willing to advise authors on the best promotional strategy for their book.

Find out more at: www.bookedpr.com or follow Helen on Twitter: @helenmccusker

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Rachel Gregory, Magazine Editor

Jeremy Thompson, Managing Director, Troubador

Debbie Young, The Alliance of Independent Authors

Ben Cameron, Cameron Publicity & Marketing

Helen McCusker, Booked PR

Cressida Downing, The Book Analyst

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From the editor…

Events season is here. Perhaps you're heading to the Self-Publishing Conference this spring? Literary events are great opportunities for authors to network and learn more about the competition, and the market as a whole.

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We have a packed content schedule lined up throughout spring. Keep an eye out for more in our ‘Back to Basics’ series and some guest posts about interesting industry developments – as well as lots of tips and tricks about writing and indie publishing.

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The first in the Autobiography of an Assassin Series

Martin is an assassin. Beneath a pleasant and unpretentious facade, lurks a ruthless predator... a narcissistic sociopath. He killed his very first victim when he had only just turned sixteen.

After spending years training overseas as a mercenary, Martin returned home as a killer. He has since spent his days recruiting others and growing his business – that of killing. This is his autobiography.

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