On Saturday 16th March Amanda Ware signed copies of her books, Please can you get in the car and Please can you put your shoes on at WH Smith in the Trafford Centre. If you want to pick up copies of her books yourself they can be found here;
Having spent many frustrating hours creating a story, typing it out, proofreading the text and then sweating on getting the darned thing published, I suppose anything that helps to sell the book is important and cover design certainly helps in that regard!
As book buyers...and I guess we’re all that…I’m sure we’ve been influenced by good cover design. It’s what makes us pick up a book, particularly when the author is an ‘unknown’
I attended the Society of Authors Literary Awards and Summer Party last Thursday at the RIBA in Portland Place, London. Billed as the writing awards 'for authors by authors', such a gathering was bound to be a success. The RIBA’s great gallery enhanced it of course, but a collection of more than 400 writers would make such an event go with a swing in an underground shelter.