So Allen & Unwin are still celebrating their 100 years anniversary, and for one week they have two ebooks for free download! The only downside is that it’s only from iTunes, so for non-apple users it’s not so free.
The first is a prequel novella to Jodi Picoult’s yet-to-be-released novel “Leaving Time” (coming in October), called Larger Than Life.
The second book is the first in Garth Nix’s The Old Kingdom Chronicles, Sabriel.
If you want to read the original post from Allen & Unwin, you can find them up on Facebook.
In celebration of Allen & Unwin’s hundredth year publishing, they’ve decided to give away 100 books to someone who answers a very simple question: who is your favourite author and why? Well, actually the question is ” of all the authors Allen & Unwin has ever published, who is your favourite, and why?” But considering they’ve published lots of big names of the classics, chances are your favourite author qualifies.
Just click the link here to enter! http://allenandunwin.pgtb.me/PXpV3D
This is a new blog post from Random House Australia. There’s not necessarily any new advice here, but everything listed is worth keeping in mind. Especially since the advice is from Random House’s Selina Walker (apparently a massively important editor who launched Fifty Shades of Grey, so yeah, I’ll take her advice).
Actually the first point is a good one: have a good title and a strong first chapter. So easy to forget sometimes. It’s so easy just to ‘write your way through the story’ instead. I usually have to rearrange and edit the first bit to make the first chapter exciting and not just ‘setting everything up’.