Charlie Wilson is the founder of The Book Specialist editorial agency and works in publishing on both sides of the fence as a book editor and an author. Here she draws on her experience in developing books for authors and publishers, training other editors in book development, and writing and marketing her own books, to give you a valuable insight into the publishing world.
A book which offers lots of practical guidance of the process needed to create a book that has a decent chance of getting published and selling copies. As well as helping you to develop a professional approach, the five key sections of the book will guide you through thinking and planning your book to transforming the first draft into something you can sell. This invaluable guide is written by Charlie Wilson, founder of The Book Specialist editorial agency who has worked in publishing on both sides of the fence as a book editor and an author. There is a Self-Publishing Conference being held at the University of Leicester on 30 March 2014 and Lovereading members are entitled to a £10 discount on the standard registration fee. Click here to download the booking form and to find out more. Click here to find out more about the conference.
Becoming a parent is exciting and amazing and wonderful. But boy is it an earth-shatteringly huge adjustment! The learning curve can feel daunting, and you have all manner of difficult feelings to cope with - fear, doubt, anxiety. What you need is sound advice that helps you stay sane and smiling through the transition from singleton to confident parent. 'Survival Guide for New Parents' is a reassuring and empowering book that provides practical advice to help you through pregnancy, childbirth and your baby's first year, plus heaps of tips from the real experts - other parents! Unlike other parenting books, this one is unique due to its focus on the parent. After all, a happy mum/dad means a happy baby! Part of the author's royalties are donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities, an independent charity which aims to provide free 'home away from home' accommodation at hospitals across the UK, enabling families to stay close to their child and maintain a degree of normal family life. OUTSTANDING FEATURES: * a unique book that focuses on you, the parent, empowering you to become the parent you want to be; * valuable advice written in a warm and friendly manner; * inspiring and non-judgemental; * packed with tips from the real experts - other parents! * part of the author's royalties are donated to a children's charity.