Skip to Content

Welcome to WritersServices website - 8059 items

WritersServices

LATEST ITEMS...

Poets House, the poetry library in lower Manhattan founded in 1986, has suspended operations indefinitely, effective immediately, due to budgetary issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The library hopes to reopen late in 2021, provided that the pandemic "is under control" and that the...

Anand Limaye of Indian Printing Works in Mumbai is a book printer and publisher. Every year during the festival season, he is "super-duper busy" with Diwali Anks, the bumper-size magazines published in Marathi during Diwali, featuring literary writings and ads in equal measure. "This year,...

Link: How Do We Market Books Now? 23 November 2020

Covid-19 has greatly affected the publishing industry across all divisions and markets, and the marketing and publicity divisions of trade publishers have required particularly swift and frequent changes to their ways of doing business.

Three days before I sat down to write this blog post, I finished reading Drama High by Michael Sokolove. I clutched the book to my heart, and thought, no one will ever see books like this again.

Then I mentally slapped myself. I had slipped into traditional writer think.

Penguin Random House purchasing Simon & Schuster is not the gravest danger to the publishing business. The deal is transpiring in a larger context-and that context is Amazon.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama just published his memoir two days ago, and already it's on track to become the bestselling presidential memoir of all time. But how does it compare to other memoirs and other books?

Atwood combines metafiction, sex, feminism, death, and the end of the world in her latest poetic masterpiece, Dearly

Espionage has been called the second oldest profession, and with good reason. Sun Tzu's The Art of War, a famous textbook on waging an effective war, devoted a great deal of significance to espionage and the creation of a secret spy network. All warfare is deception, he stated, and "Be subtle!...

Last week, Douglas Stuart's Shuggie Bain was announced this year's Booker Prize winner. It's no small feat for any writer, but what makes this win so spectacular is the fact that Shuggie Bain is a debut novel.

Though there were four debuts on the Booker shortlist, it's been more than a decade since a debut won. And with two magisterial novels from established writers in Maaza Mengiste's The Shadow King and Tsitsi Dangarembga's This Mournable Body on the list, first-timer Douglas Stuart's success may...

Whats new: 23 November 2020 - What's new 23 November 2020
  • ‘Growing up as the boy I was and now the man that I am in New York, they feel like two very different people. And so, though this is on-the-back-of-a-cornflakes-box psychology, it was a good way for me to make sense of the whole of me and to sort of stitch myself together. I love the boy I...
Commentary: Booker Prize winner on his debut novel 23 November 2020

‘Growing up as the boy I was and now the man that I am in New York, they feel like two very different people. And so, though this is on-the-back-of-a-cornflakes-box psychology, it was a good way for me to make sense of the whole of me and to sort of stitch myself together. I love the boy I was....

Join WriterServices...

Welcome to the WritersServices website.

As well as our 20 services for writers, we offer more than 7,500 pages of information and advice about getting published. Whether it's preparing for publication, finding a publisher or agent, or self-publishing, just click on the links in the top nav and then in the drop-down boxes to dig down into the site and find what you want. The lefthand links provide another route into the site.

Help for writers and Advice for writers provide summaries of what's on the site. What's New is our weekly update.

To receive the newsletter, which has links to writers' news stories from across the world, updates about the book business, comment from writers and articles about writing, please sign up here.  Do try it, you can unsubscribe at any time.

If you register with us you will be able to enjoy the site even more - for example

  • see at a glance which items are new or updated since you last visited us;
  • create your own bookmarks to useful pages on the site;