Damaged brings up best-selling double for H M Ward

H M Ward is one of the most prolific and successful authors self-publishing on Amazon and this week sees her with two books on the New York Times Bestseller List with Damaged at No 6 and The Arrangement 6 in 18th place. It might soon be a hat-trick for Holly Ward as the seventh instalment of The Arrangement has just been published and already has over 50 five-star reviews on Amazon within the first two days of publication. READ MORE >>

Thank you to my many word processors

Reading the paperback of Michael Chabon’s latest brilliant novel Telegraph Avenue, I spotted at the back of the book under Acknowledgements: “This novel was written using Scrivener on Macintosh computers.” READ MORE >>

The return of Spare Rib

sparerib1Legendary feminist magazine Spare Rib is set for a comeback as journalist Charlotte Raven looks to set up a website and a glossy magazine focusing on life rather than lifestyle. READ MORE >>

The churning point

Head of Content Strategy turns a hand to buttering up the readers.
Head of Content Strategy turns a hand to buttering up the readers.

Are you being churned? The wholesale use of press releases being used unedited by newspapers and websites is being challenged by a new tool in the US called Churnalism from the SunLight Foundation which follows the introduction some while back of a similar website in the UK, www.churnalism.com. READ MORE >>

Tools to transcribe interviews

Transcribing hours of recorded interviews has always been a pain but galleycat points out that the free Transcribe for Chrome can be a big help and works offline so you don’t need to have an internet connection. READ MORE >>

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