With Standards In Literacy Slipping In UK Schools, What Will The Writers Of Tomorrow Be Like?
Recent Ofsted reports have shown that educational standards in our schools are slipping; this is particularly evident in literacy standards, with one child in five failing to achieve the expected literacy level by the end of primary school. Decreasing Standards Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, reported that throughout the
Top 4 Books That Any Teenager Should Not Miss Reading
Probably the best habit, trait or characteristic a man can possess or develop, is the habit of reading. Reading good books on a regular basis proves to be highly advantageous. A well-read person is not only well-informed, but also imaginative, creative and a good decision-maker. Moreover, reading is almost like a form a meditation, which
Book Review: 31 Days To Survival
31 Days to Survival was published in March of 2012. It was written by M. D. Creekmore. Creekmore is a full-time blogger who previously wrote the book “Dirt-Cheap Survival Retreat.” 31 Days focuses on strategies for handling short-term disaster situations, as well as longer term scenarios. The Basics As its name implies, it’s designed to
Rainforest Country from Freemantle Press has to be a must read. No I have not read this yet, it is only published on the 26th March and currently only available in Australia. However you just have to look at the front cover to KNOW that this is going to be one great book. It is
6 Short Stories EVERY Bibliophile Should Read
For a die-hard bibliophile, even an entire lifetime spent reading books and stories, is not enough. You have a book waiting for you in every room you enter and three in your car. Your list of to-read stories is as long as the River Nile and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Novels, novellas,
Picking for Profit: Succeed as a Modern-Day Picker – Troy Howerton
“With the rapid growth of the Google+ social network and the positive impact that it’s having for authors and photographers who self-publish, I’m always delighted to see reviews of works from Skoobebooks authors. Obviously, glowing reviews are preferred! This piece from Stephanie Wanamaker sums up the concise wisdom of the book.” Stephanie Wanamaker – July
Travelling for the hell of it
We have just finished and put into print our latest book, Traveling for the hell of it! by Nick Gerrard. Nick approached us a few weeks ago with his manuscript which is already available as an eBook. He was broke (and still is I believe) but desperate to get a print version produced and on sale.
The London Book Fair
The London Book Fair at Earls Court, an important date in the book industry calendar, has just finished and provides and interesting in site into current trends. I read a beautiful piece written by Mick Rooney of The Independent Publishing Magazine on his initial thoughts from attending the show. To quote one part – From
Marketing your Book
Following on from an earlier blog around marketing your book (How To Start Selling Your Self Published Book) I came across an interesting article in The Book Deal website titled ‘Book Marketing & Publicity: Advice from three experts’. This is an interview on a question and answer basis to three marketing consultants where they
How To Start Selling Your Self Published Book
The biggest challenge self published authors have is to actually sell some books. The writing is a journey but in comparison to marketing and selling it is like travelling in First Class accommodation. You can write the most outstanding book but unless you can build some ‘social noise’ around it then your sales are going
Who Can Say Your Self Published Book is Good or Bad?
I have spent a long time trying to understand what makes up a good book. In the Self Published Book world there is an endless stream of opinions, commentary and ‘services’ to determine this. However I have yet to find the definitive guide to the perfect book written in an A to Z order, it
Self-Publishing: If At First You Don’t Succeed…
Following on from a previous article that touched upon and commented on the fact that if you self-publish, you will be joining illustrious company, this has never been a truer fact. Self-publishing might be a challenge, sure. Self-publishing might sometimes feel unrewarding or fruitless. It might have you reaching for balance transfers more often than you’d like. However, the