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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 share some reviews for the new Catherine Isaac novel, Messy, Wonderful Us, which published in eBook and hardback on 28th November 2019 and will be out in paperback on 5th March 2020. #MessyWonderfulUs is an enthralling and emotional story of loss, love, friendship and the mystery that …

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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, out now in glorious hardback and eBook. ‘Let the wind take me and the soft rain settle me into the Irish soil …

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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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    Love Songs for Sceptics
    by SJV
    2019/06/10  |  Features  |  

    We are absolutely delighted to share some reviews for #LoveSongsForSceptics, a novel, originally submitted to us as part of our #DigitalOriginals #OneDay open submission project back in 2017, out now in eBook first edition, with the paperback to follow on 30th April 2020! Love Songs for Sceptics by debut author Christina …

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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
    2019/06/05  |  Features  |  

    Part 2 – Going Under Cover (seeing my name on an actual book) I’m not embarrassed to say that I love my name. Growing up, there were four other Claires in my class at school, and so often my Christian name was followed by my surname in order to differentiate …