Archive for June, 2012
TLC recently learned that Emylia Hall’s first book, The Book of summers, has been selected as a Richard and Judy read this summer.
Emylia came through TLC in 2010 and received an assessment by Mary Tomlinson on the first 50 pages of her manuscript. Emylia writes to us, “Before I submitted my work to agents I wanted to be sure that it was the very best that it could be, and was keen to add TLC’s voice to the feedback that I was already receiving from my earliest readers (my friend and my husband). Mary’s positive feedback gave me a great confidence boost to keep on doing what I was doing.”
The book was published in March 2012 and recently came out in paperback. Shelley Harris, who came through TLC in 2011, has also had her book, Jubilee, selected as a Richard and Judy read. Click here to read about Shelley and her route to publication.
Click here to find out more about Emylia’s book and other summer reads recommended by Richard and Judy.
Leaf Fielding’s autobiography ‘To Live Outside the Law, the first insider account of Operation Julie’ is on the shortlist of six for the CWA (Crime Writers’ Association) non-fiction award. The winner will be announced in London on July 5th.
‘This book is f***ing good!’
‘I really enjoyed this book… There was barely a page I couldn’t imagine vividly, as if this were a movie… Fielding has encapsulated an era.’
William Leith, The Observer.
TLC’s conference, Writing in a Digital Age proved to be a great success and we would like to thank all of our speakers and delegates who were part of making it a fascinating and productive event. We will be collating more information about its highlights: podcasts, film clips and photographs, etc., so make sure to sign up for the TLC newsletter and follow us on twitter or Facebook.
Here are some of the latest articles about the conference from Bookbrunch, The Guardian, Gulf News, The Bookseller, The Times Literary Supplement, Intelligent Life, The Huffington Post, Publishing Perspectives and 1000heads.com.
Orange Prize-winning novelist Linda Grant
That community had suddenly become relevant to her in an practical and personal way. From then on, she realised that if she treated Twitter right, it would treat her right too. And she didn’t even have to push sales messages out there for her readership to grow.
Molly Flatt comes out and says it like it is: Trying to establish yourself online once you have completed your manuscript, for the sole purpose of flogging said manuscript, will feel like bashing your head against a brick wall.
TL Conference Delegate Laxmi Hariharan‘s recent blog post about TLC’s Writing in a Digital Age conference was picked up by the Huffington Post this morning. As a self-published author herself, Laxmi’s article focuses in particular on the session with bestselling self-published author Robert Kroese. Laxmi writes, “Rob @robkroese is funny, genuine and as one of my fellow delegates commented, “he is one of us”. He likens the league of published authors to an elite night club, with gatekeepers, who decide who gets in and who does not. It struck a chord with me, and I suspect with many of the other ‘waiting to be discovered’ wannabes.”
Laxmi has put together her own quiz with ten points inspired by Robert Kroese’s self-publishing masterclass.
1. Do you want to be discovered or somewhere along the way have you discovered yourself?
2. Do you write to be published or do you write to be read?
3. Are you an entrepreneur, at heart? Do you normally jump in and think of the consequences later. Are you pragmatic about failure–enough to pick yourself up and move on swiftly to the next?
4.Do you like to experiment, and cannot resist a challenge? Do you thrive under pressure, and when the odds are stacked against you?
5.Are you impatient, probably a control freak? In fact, you want to control your own destiny, so keep checking in with the stars to find out what’s going to happen in your life, so you can steer it the way you want.
Click here to finish the quiz and read Laxmi’s full article in the Huffington Post.