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    Is Kindness Just Fiction?
    by Victoria Walters
    2019/05/03  |  Features  |  

      When I decided to write a book centred around kindness, I liked the idea of having a place in where kindness was encouraged. I needed somewhere my three main characters could decide to make their pact to be kinder to others, and themselves, which is a challenge that ends …

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    #DigitalOriginals #OneDay Tips and Tricks from Rebecca Farrell
    2019/05/02  |  Features  |  

    We are just TWO MONTHS away from the sixth annual #DigitalOriginals #OneDay open submissions here at Books and the City, and as it’s my first year wielding the editorial red pen I wanted to share with you my tips and tricks to make your novel stand out amongst the crowd! …

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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
    2019/04/30  |  Features  |  

    Part 1 - Just Say Yes (my book deal moment) Y-E-S: three little letters, one short syllable, but a truly massive word. When it comes to writing a book, getting an agent and finding a publisher, ‘yes’ isn’t a word that’s heard very often. For every ‘Yes, and have this large …

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    #bookclub Feature – The Glittering Hour
    by SJV
    2019/04/17  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we are delighted to feature some of the quotes for the brilliant new Iona Grey novel, #TheGlitteringHour, the epic and long-awaited new romance from the author of Letters to the Lost, winner of the RNA Award, which is out now in eBook and hardback! Selina Lennox is a Bright Young …

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    A word from Germaine Johnson, star of The Helpline
    by SJV
    2019/04/15  |  Features  |  

    Hello everyone, Jack convinced me to play a game of one-on-one (basketball) during our lunch break at the local park.  I’d never played before but I beat him.  It was a very convincing win. Some people might have said he was at a disadvantage, having recently had knee surgery, but …

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    #bookclub Feature – If You Could Go Anywhere
    by SJV
    2019/04/11  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we are delighted to feature some of the reviews for the brilliant new PaigeToon novel, #IfYouCouldGoAnywhere, out now in all good bookshops! HOW DO YOU FIND WHERE YOU’RE GOING, IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU’RE FROM . . .  Angie has always wanted to travel. But …

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    #bookclub Feature – If You Were Here
    by SJV
    2019/04/08  |  Features  |  

    This week on #bookclub we are delighted to feature some of the quotes for the brilliant new Alice Peterson novel, #IfYouWereHere, which is publishing in eBook first on 2nd May, with the paperback following on 22nd August. ‘I can toast to my future, but the thundercloud over my head, the …

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    #bookclub Feature – The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew
    by SJV
    2019/04/01  |  Features  |  

    The paperback edition of the Sunday Times bestselling Milly Johnson novel, The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew, publishes on 11th July. Here are just a handful of the smashing reviews our #BookClub blogger friends posted as part of the hardback publication tour. 18th March – Stacey Is Reading ‘Wow where do I start? …

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    by SJV
    2019/03/20  |  Features  |  

    For the sixth year running we are throwing away, ripping up and laughing in the face of rules, tradition and standard practice, and flinging open our doors (and our arms) to prospective new commercial women’s fiction authors like YOU, with our #OneDay only opportunity for you to send in the …

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    S&S signs novel submitted during #DigitalOriginals #OpenDay initiative
    by SJV
    2019/03/15  |  Features  |  

    #DigitalOriginals #OneDay 2018 news! Simon & Schuster has signed a debut novel by Caroline Scott, who originally submitted her manuscript to the publisher’s Books and the City #DigitalOriginals #OneDay open day in 2018. Jo Dickinson, publishing director, signed world rights to The Photographer of the Lost and a second novel through Teresa …