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Book sales. Our experience of what makes them happen.

So, when you sell a book, you want to make sales, right? How do you approach that? Do you start with the people you can reach out to immediately and ask them to help you spread the word? Do you

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Collaborative Writing Workshop

During Birmingham’s Artsfest, which is the UK’s largest free arts festival, Iain and I ran a Collaborative Writing Workshop. We were housed in the Council House, so we enjoyed some gentle background music from a guitarist performing in Victoria Square.

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Clovenhoof Reading in Waterstones

On 8 September, Heide Goody and Iain Grant read from their new Satan-in-suburbia novel at Waterstones bookshop in Birmingham. The event, part of Birmingham’s Artsfest weekend, was well-attended and followed by some book signings and a photo opportunity. Clovenhoof (not

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Clovenhoof – book launch party info

Clovenhoof by Heide Goody and Iain Grant   Have some sympathy for the devil…   Charged with gross incompetence, Satan is fired from his job as Prince of Hell and exiled to that most terrible of places: English suburbia. Forced

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Index Card Games

I’ve used index cards (or file cards or postcards) as part of my fiction planning for at least the last ten years. They serve a number of really useful functions. Firstly, I can jot down on them ideas that I’ve

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A Writer’s Year

Okay, it’s post-Christmas and I’m considering my accomplishments as a writer in 2011. In fact, as it’s the season for lists, I listed them. Now, this is not a bragging list. I’m actually going to make a point here. Here’s

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