How Working for CQ Changed My Views of the Publishing Industry, by Clare Dugmore
When I started working for CQ just over two years ago, I thought I was pretty publishing savvy. While working on my own writing projects, I’d researched the usual dos and don’ts of querying, book marketing and self-publishing. I accepted I didn’t know it all – I’m a firm believer every aspect of life is […]
V is for Vicki’s Literary World, by Clare Dugmore
I never knew just how big and varied the world of books is until I wrote one. And even then, it still took a while to completely sink in. It takes so many people to bring a book into the world- editors, designers, proofreaders, artists, photographers, typographers, pr and marketing…. Well, you get the idea. […]
R is for Reviews, by Clare Dugmore
Reviews are the lifeblood of any author. Word of mouth promotion is key to selling books, and the most accepted form of that is reviews. How many of you check the reviews of a book on Amazon or Goodreads before buying it? How many of you go back and read the reviews of a book […]
Q is for Querying – What The Hell Is A Query?, by Clare Dugmore
What’s the Next Step?   So you’ve just finished your first novel. You are full of sunshine and rainbows. Nothing feels better than typing “The End” and knowing you’ve accomplished something with your life. You’ve written A WHOLE NOVEL, created people and places and things with your brain and your brain alone. You open Google […]
A-Z Challenge Theme Reveal, by Clare Dugmore
Curiosity Quills loves the A-Z Blogging Challenge, so for the first time ever, we will be taking part and posting every day throughout April (with the exception of Sundays of course)! Our theme will be The Literary World, and will include posts about anything from marketing, writing, and publishing tips, to discussions about aspects of […]