Writers’ handy hints:
Helpful site on the process of self-publishing (including ‘what to do’): www.clays.co.uk
Successful self-publishing by Joanna Penn (author/self-publisher): www.thecreativepenn.com
Accredited proof-reader, copy editor and author Helen Baggott: www.helenbaggott.co.uk
Alison Shakespeare copy editor, proof reading, word press website, copywriting, formatting, design and publishing: shakspeareeditorial.org
To buy ISBN: www.nielsenisbnstore.com
To register your book ISBN: www.nielsenisbnstore.com
To self-publish print on demand service: www.ingramspark.com
A Rough Price Guide (updated March 2018)
(a) Editor fees from £25.00 upwards.
(b) Formatting to EPUB, layout fees from £100 upwards.
(c) £124 for 10 ISBN numbers.
(d) £35 for uploading your book for publishing on the internet Ingram self-publishing print on demand service for print and EPUB.
(e) Formatting and design £200 upwards.
(f) £35 Ingram print on demand download EPUB printed book.
(g) Ten ISBN numbers cost c.£124.
Other Literary Festivals/events that may be of interest:
Birmingham Literature Festival (www.birminghamliteraturefestival.org)
Cheltenham Poetry Festival (www.cheltenhampoetryfest.co.uk)
The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival (www.cheltenhamfestivals.com)
Chipping Campden Literature Festival (www.campdenlitfest.co.uk)
Chipping Norton Literary Festival (www.chiplitfest.com)
Everybody’s Reading Festival Leicester (www.everybodysreading.co.uk)
Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival (www.hulitfest.com)
Ledbury Poetry Festival (www.poetry-festival.co.uk)
Lowdham Book Festival, Nottinghamshire (www.lowdhambookfestival.co.uk)
FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival (www.oxfordliteraryfestival.org)
Stratford Literary Festival (www.stratfordliteraryfestival.co.uk)
Stroud Short Stories (www.johnhollandwrites.com)
Tamworth Lit Fest (https://tamlitfest.wordpress.com)
VERVE (A Birmingham Festival of Poetry & Spoken Word) (www.vervepoetryfestival.com)
Warwick Words History Festival (www.warwickwords.co.uk)
Winchcombe Festival of Music and Arts (www.winchcombefestival.co.uk)
Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe (https://worcslitfest.co.uk)
Other useful links:
Alliance of Independent Authors (www.allianceindependentauthors.org)
Black Pear Press, Worcester (www.facebook.com/black-pear-press)
The British Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (www.britishscbwi.org)
The Crime Writers Association (www.thecwa.co.uk)
LoveReading (expert recommendations made by people with a passion for books) (www.lovereading.co.uk)
LoveReading4Kids (finding books children want to read and authors that excite them (www.lovereading4kids.co.uk)
National Association of Writing Groups (NAWG) (www.nawg.co.uk)
The Romantic Novelists Association (www.rna-uk.org)
Sleepopolis Bedtime Stories for Kids (http://sleepopolis.com/education/bedtime-stories-for-kids)
Society for Story telling (www.sfs.org.uk)
SuperSummary – an in-depth crime and mystery resource guide (www.supersummary.com/crime-mystery-guide/)
Tuck – an online community devoted to improving sleep health and wellness worldwide through dissemination of free, in-depth web-based resources (www.tuck.com/best-bedtime-stories)