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    Love Songs for Sceptics
    by SJV
    2019/07/15  |  Features  |  

    Hi! I’m Christina Pishiris and I’m here to tell you all about my #OneDay experience. It involves x-rays and scary waiters, but cake too. Lots of cake. So, in the immortal words of the poet Jon Bon Jovi, ‘Buckle up, people, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!’ #80sRockersRule #StillHotJon My …

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    A word from Germaine Johnson, star of The Helpline
    by SJV
    2019/07/08  |  Features  |  

    Hello everyone, Of all the certificates and participation ribbons I’ve ever received, the one that makes me most proud is when I was crowned Boronia Primary School’s World Sudoku Champion.  This was in back in 1992, when I was eleven.  It was a hotly contested competition.  There were three of …

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    What’s Your Book About?
    by Alice Peterson
    2019/07/04  |  Features  |  

    ‘What’s your book about?’ is a common question for any writer. And it’s so important to be able to give a brief punchy answer – not waffle on before eyes glaze over. It’s a deceptively hard question because a book can be about so many different things, have numerous characters …

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    The Four Types of Books that Influence our Writing!
    by SJV
    2019/06/26  |  Features  |  

    Before we were writers, we were readers. Obsessive, fantastic, stay-up-to-all-hours-of-the-night, readers. Reading has always been, and will always be, a huge part of our friendship and worlds. From stories, like The Hungry Caterpillar and Where The Wild Things Are, which are synonymous with our childhood, to eagerly awaiting the next …

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    Living My Best Life (Going behind the filters and revealing what it’s really like to have a book published!)
    by Claire Frost
    2019/06/26  |  Features  |  

    Part 3 – Compare and despair (why measuring yourself against other people’s success is a recipe for failure) Recently, I’ve been suffering from a bad case of comparisonitis. While it might sound like I need to take an urgent trip to the doctor’s surgery, what I really need is a …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Pip Watkins
    by SJV
    2019/06/25  |  Features  |  

    Next up in our series of A Day in the Life of feature is @TeamBATC member Pip Watkins! What does a book designer do? The process of designing a cover starts when an editor briefs the cover in a jacket meeting, and describes what kind of cover the book needs …

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    Messy, Wonderful Us
    by Catherine Isaac
    2019/06/18  |  Features  |  

    We are absolutely delighted to be able to reveal the cover for the brand new Catherine Isaac novel, Messy, Wonderful Us, which publishes in eBook and library hardback in November 2019 and paperback in March 2020. Some fabulous quotes and endorsements are starting to come through – and there’s still …

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    The Secret Hours
    by Santa Montefiore
    2019/06/18  |  Features  |  

    We are delighted to be able to share a handful of the fabulous #BookClub and #NetGalley reviews we’ve had through for the brand new Santa Montefiore novel, #TheSecretHours, publishing in glorious hardback and eBook on 11th July. ‘Let the wind take me and the soft rain settle me into the …

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    #DigitalOriginals #OneDay Pearls of Wisdom from Rebecca Farrell
    2019/06/17  |  Features  |  

    With little over a month left until Books and the City opens its doors to submissions from authors far and wide, we’ve decided to share some #OneDay pearls of wisdom, and reveal to you exactly what TeamBATC are looking for . . . As I’m sure you can imagine, hundreds …

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    #DigitalOriginals #OneDay2017 news!
    by SJV
    2019/06/10  |  Features  |  

    We are absolutely delighted to confirm that a novel, originally submitted to us as part of our #DigitalOriginals #OneDay open submission project back in 2017, is now LIVE and available to pre-order in eBook first edition! Love Songs for Sceptics by debut author Christina Pishiris, features a kick-ass music journalist, …