The Noirwich Crime Writing Festival is an annual celebration bringing together superstar crime authors, exciting new talent and fans of all things crime fiction. This year it took place in mid-september and some of the great crime writers who appeared have shared their top writing rituals with us. Stella Duffy, author of London Lies Beneath – ‘Sit down, do the work.’ Imran Mahmood, author of You Don’t Know Me – ‘I have to be able to write at the drop of a hat anywhere I happen to be – so I can’t afford rituals!’ Karen Maitland, author of The...Read More
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Indie bookshops can be one of your best chances of seeing your self-published book on the shelves. In celebration of Books Are My Bag and #bookshopday, Matador’s Marketing Manager spoke to the owner of her local independent bookshop.Read More
From the editor…
As we enter the autumn, the publishing industry is gearing up for the great Christmas rush. For self-publishers, this is often a frustrating time of year, with many not realising the long timescales that retailers work to. If you haven't already got your book in production, it's looking likely that it won't be ready in time for Christmas!
Even if you do get your book ready well in advance of the holiday season, getting retailers to take notice can be difficult. There are so many big books from the established publishing houses that it can be impossible to get noticed. That can mean that you forsake what appears to be the best selling season in favour of a time when there are fewer big books around, so in the early spring, for instance.
Yet that can work in your favour in fact... sell privately before Christmas, sell to the retailers afterwards when they are looking for new titles. A win-win for all!
In the next few months we will be altering the way that this magazine reaches readers, so watch this space!
Held to Ransom – Book 3 in the Linmore Series by Jemima Brigges.
Joshua Norbery vowed never to marry for money, but is forced to accept the unthinkable; when he learns that a mortgage taken out on his family estate has been acquired by the bride’s father. The only way to regain it is to provide a son as heir to his father-in-law’s business empire.
Arthur Bradstone uses the threat of losing Linmore to ensure Joshua’s compliance, but no one seems to have told Joshua’s wife of the part that she is required to play.
Hardly has Joshua overcome the initial difficulties in his marriage, than shadows from his past threaten to tear it apart...