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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Isabelle Broom
    by SJV
    2016/09/15  |  Features  |  

    Isabelle Broom – Book Lover, handbag.com Great British Write-Off Short Story competition winner, Author, Book Review Guru at Heat magazine - welcome to TeamBATC!  I know you are busier than a busy bee right now preparing to Chair our Books and the City: Girls on Tour event at Chiswick Book Festival …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Sheila Crowley
    by SJV
    2016/09/01  |  Features  |  

    Sheila Crowley, literary agent extraordinaire, welcome to TeamBATC!  I couldn’t think of a better industry professional to kick off our brand new feature, A Day in The Life Of…, so thank you so much for finding the time for us. So firstly, can you tell us what exactly is a literary …

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    Old as new… it’s the way forward my friends….
    by SJV
    2016/08/18  |  Features  |  

    Many others have said it before me…. in fact, industry giant Sir (TBC) Jonny Geller, CEO of Curtis Brown said it on social just the other week. Waterstones are saying it RIGHT NOW with their fiction Book of the Month choice (Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout).  A man on my …

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    Diary of an Author
    by Georgia Clark
    2016/08/01  |  Features  |  

    Jan, 2015.  WE SOLD THE BOOK! Wahoo! Yippee! Let’s buy a bottle of Verve, no, let’s buy two! Been working on this novel solidly for about two years and all those long days and nights have FINALLY paid off. Not my first time at the rodeo—I’ve had two YA novels …

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    Notes From The Cotswolds – Making Time
    by Penny Parkes
    2016/07/25  |  Features  |  

    A few weeks ago, I packed up my laptop and a large supply of Breakfast Cereal (crucial) and made my way back to Bath. I had edits to do, a sleep deficit to reclaim and I also wanted to just take a moment before the summer holidays began to revisit …

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    Think you’re too old for YA – think again!
    by Clare Furniss
    2016/07/18  |  Features  |  

    One of the questions I get asked a lot as the writer of two YA books is… “So what exactly is YA?” To be honest, it’s not the easiest question to answer. For a start, no one even seems exactly sure who Young Adults are (let’s face it, we ALL …

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    Well, this is IT people. #DigitalOriginals #OneDay is a GO!
    by SJV
    2016/07/15  |  Features  |  

    My inbox bookminx@simonandschuster.co.uk is now OPEN, ready, willing and completely able to receive your commercial women’s fiction submission. Remember, we want to read a killer synopsis, a cracking first chapter and a mini biography for you. The full guidelines to help you with your submission can be found here. The …

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    Ultimate Beach Reads
    by Team BATC
    2016/07/13  |  Features  |  

    Luton Airport, 6.53am. You’ve sprinted through security and pounded past passport control, leaving you two minutes to pick up the perfect summer read. Agh! Thankfully, Team BATC are on hand with their guide to the best beach books… Dani Atkins, author of Our Song For the ultimate beach read I want …

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    Favourite fictional getaways
    by Team BATC
    2016/07/13  |  Features  |  

    For most of us, holiday memories fade faster than our wonky tan lines. But great books have the power to whisk you away to a place you’ll remember forever. We asked our brilliant authors to tell us about their favourite fictional getaways, from romantic Venetian canals to the Florida Keys. …

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    My three beach essentials
    by Team BATC
    2016/07/13  |  Features  |  

    No day trip’s complete without a beach bag overflowing with leaky water bottles, unwieldy books and other holiday ‘essentials’. But what would grab on to if you could only keep three things? We asked our authors. Dani Atkins, author of Our Song The number one beach essential in my tote bag …