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Report: Buzz Words: How Can You Build A Community Around Your Content?

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Annie Poe Back in the impressive...
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Michael Frank Wins 2018 JQ Wingate Literary Prize

Byte the Book’s Justine Solomons was delighted to be invited...
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Jacaranda Books and Words of Colour Launch 20 in 2020

Following on from our event on inclusivity in publishing last...
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An Offer From This Month’s Featured Company – Ink Academy

This month for the first time, we are profiling one...
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‘The Cartographer’s Confession’ wins the New Media Writing Prize 2017

Byte the Book’s Justine Solomons was invited to be a...
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The Writer’s Summit – 11th November £10 off with special Byte the Book code

London Book Fair and The Writers Digest have joined forces...
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Report: How is EdTech Enhancing and Disrupting Publishing?

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Katrina Hopewell Education and technology came...
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Report: Go Global – How Can We Connect With Communities Around the Publishing World?

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Katrina Hopewell. Jane Tappuni, General Manager...
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New Media Writing Prize 2017 – Call for Entries

Byte the Book’s Justine Solomons has been asked to part...
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Member Discount for the Self-Publishing Masterclass

Members get a 25% discount for the Self-Publishing Masterclass on the...
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Report: How Can We Access Finance to Enable Innovative Creative Projects?

Words by Chris Russell,photos by Katrina Hopewell. At Byte the Book’s annual...
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Ambient Literature Invite You To Participate in the Future of Storytelling

Ambient Literature explain their project to Byte the Book and...
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Report: The Author As Publisher: Opportunity or Vanity?

Words by Chris Russell,photos by Katrina Hopewell. On a sweltering...
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How Authors Can Cut Through the ‘Noise’ – by Nicole Johnston

Byte the Book member Nicole Johnston is a Freelance Communications,...
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The Art of the Book Proposal

Writer friends and Byte the Book members Emily Midorikawa and...
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Why I Decided to Self-Publish: A Self-Publishing Journey by Heather Maisner.

Children’s author, publisher and Byte the Book member Heather Maisner...
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Literary Events at Midsummer Muswell – 24th June 2017

Byte the Book member Yasmin Standen will curate this year’s...
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Jon Appleton Talks to Byte the Book about Self-Publishing with Type & Tell

Providing a great lead in to June’s debate, The Author...
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Report: Prick Up Your Ears – What are the Opportunities for Authors and Publishers in Audio?

Words by Chris Russell,photos by Katrina Hopewell. May’s Byte the...
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Pop to the Pub(licist)

Throughout Hay Festival (25th May to 4th June 2017) The...
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Hub Publishing — How It Worked For Me, by Chris Chalmers

Novelist, copywriter and Byte the Book member, Chris Chalmers gives...
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Byte the Book Member Sam Missingham launches Lounge Books

Launched on 27th April, Lounge Books is a website for...
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Introducing Salomé, a Literary Magazine for Emerging Female Writers

New Byte The Book Member Jacquelyn Guderley couldn’t wait to...
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Report: How is Technology Revolutionising Distribution in Publishing?

Words by Chris Russell,photos by Katrina Hopewell. If there’s one...
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What Does It Mean To Be An Authorpreneur?

Byte the Book member, Heather O’Connell, teaches the Authorpreneur short...
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National Indexing Day, Thursday 30th March

New Byte the Book member, indexer, editor and Advanced Professional...
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Launch of City Writes March 2017

Justine’s Assistant at Byte the Book, Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone, tells us...
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Quantum Conference – Consumer Insight and So Much More

Byte Consultancy’s Hermione Ireland was at the Quantum Conference on...
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Report: How Can You Maximise Revenue From Your Content?

Words by Chris Russell,photos by Katrina Hopewell. The Library Club,...
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Report: The Wisdom Of Funders – How To Crowdfund Your Creative Projects

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Miguel Villar. Crowdfunding was...
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Unintended Consequences: The Impact of DRM on the eBook Market

Ryan Morison, Director of Erudition Digital, and member of Byte...
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Report: Publishing For Consumers: How Can We Use Data To Maximise Sales?

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Katrina Hopewell. Pan Macmillan’s...
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Tips for Editing from Girl Friday Productions and a Call for UK Based Editors

The brilliant people at Girl Friday Productions gave us some...
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Prolifiko, Co-Founded By Two Byte The Book Members, Launch Kickstarter Campaign

Prolifiko, co-founded by Byte the Book members Chris Smith and...
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A Novel Approach by Byte the Book Member Rachel Mann

Rachel Mann was one of the first Byte the Book...
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Report: How Can We Sell More Books Through Non-Traditional Retail Channels?

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Tamara Craiu On the...
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Indie Author Christine Webber Talks to Clays About Her Publishing Journey

1. As a ‘hybrid’ author whose non-fiction work is traditionally...
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Report: Shelf Stoppers – How Do You Make Your Book Sell?

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Zoe Sharples. The Groucho...
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Why Do All Publishers Need an ISBN? Nielsen launches a New ISBN Website.

What’s in a number – everything, if you want to...
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From the Margins: Girl Friday’s latest podcast

Girl Friday’s newly released podcast, From the Margins, is an NPR-style...
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Reimaging reading: Digital literature research project launched

A two-year collaborative research project, exploring the developing relationship between...
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Report: How Can We Access Finance to Enable Innovative Creative Projects?

Words by Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone, photos by Nicole Kavanaugh. Everyone knows...
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Report: The Authorpreneur – What Team Do Authors Need To Run Their Book Business?

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Nicole Kavanaugh. May’s Byte...
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Member Offer: Free Month’s Membership for The Club at Cafe Royal

The Club at Café Royal is offering a month’s free...
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Report: Genre Focus on Food and Drink Publishing

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Nicole Kavanaugh. Byte The...
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Members of Byte the Book Get 10% off NetGalley

We extremely excited to announce that members of Byte the...
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The Audio Boom by Ali Muirden

Ali Muirden of Creative Content wasn’t able to get to...
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Report – Clever Content: How Does Digital Open up New Revenue Streams for Authors

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Nicole Kavanaugh. February’s Byte...
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Report: Do Book Subscriptions Work for Authors and Publishers?

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Nicole Kavanaugh. The opening...
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Futurebook 2015 – Report from Byte Consultancy’s Hermione Ireland

We loved Futurebook this year, we learnt and networked loads. Well...
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Byte and Me by Derek Farrell

It has just been fantastic to have Derek Farrell in...
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Report: Do Authors Need Social Media?

Words by Jantien Abma, photos by Danny Lyle. November’s Byte...
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Report: Who are the New Publishers?

Words by Chris Russell photos by Daniel Solomons The sold-out return...
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Take your Children’s Fiction to the Next Level. Start Here.

We were intrigued to learn that City University are launching...
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Report: How Can We Access Finance to Enable Innovative Publishing Projects?

Words by Jantien Abma photos by Danny Lyle. July’s Byte the...
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Smitten by Byte the Book by Julia Laflin

Great to hear another lovely testimonial from a Byte the...
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Report: What Place do Book Design and Illustration have in the Digital Age?

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Daniel Solomons. For May’s Byte...
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The New Space in Publishing – 20th May 2015, 6-9pm Greenwich University (free to attend)

Byte the Book’s founder, Justine Solomons has been invited to chair...
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The Byte Bursary: Byte the Book’s First Annual Bursary Awarded to Rebecca Needes

We’re very happy to announce the inauguration of the Byte...
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Byte the Book Writer-in-Residence Chris Russell Scores a Three-Book Deal with Hodder

On 30 March 2015, Hodder Children’s Books announced the acquisition...
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CompletelyNovel’s One Big Book Launch 2015: Submissions Open

After the success of One Big Book Launch 2014, submissions...
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A Byte the Book Success Story by Zoe Cunningham

Zoe Cunningham and Tracey Sinclair met through Byte the Book...
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Make your Permissions Business Smarter

Great news for publishers: PLS Clear, our sponsor for March’s event,...
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Top Tips: Making it Easy to Reuse Content in your Book

Authors often ask us about what to do when they...
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Writing time: Making the Minutes Count

Are you always complaining you don’t have enough time to...
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Report: The Independent Author’s Journey

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Howard Pugh. February’s Byte The...
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ePub Direct Converts with Care

Everyone wants to make money from their backlist. Our February sponsors,...
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International eBook Infographics on Pricing from ePubDirect

Are you wondering how best to price your books for...
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Report: Is DRM Killing the Publishing Industry?

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Daniel Solomons. Byte The Book enjoyed...
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Is Going Indie the Right Route for You? by Laxmi Hariharan

To be Indie or not is the question. I published...
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Report: What’s the best publishing route for authors?

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Daniel Solomons. Sparks flew at the...
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Thoughts on Sharjah International Book Fair by Lisa Edwards

Byte the Book member Lisa Edwards has just come back from her...
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Report: How can publishers and authors work with brands?

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Daniel Solomons. Byte The Book’s October...
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How to Job Search in Book Publishing – An Offer from Bookcareers

Here’s an excellent offer from Suzanne Collier of bookcareers: She...
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Cronycle – Supporting Publishers and Brands

Marina Cheal the MD at Cronycle , the sponsors of our October...
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Inside Out Festival: Monday 20th October – Sunday 26th October

Byte the Book’s founder, Justine Solomons, is speaking at the...
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**Adapt to Survive**

John Pettigrew of FutureProofs urges you all to **Adapt to...
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Idyllic Writer’s Retreat – Portugal

Do you feel as though you just need to get...
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Report: How is Print Adapting to the Shifting Consumer Market in the Digital Age?

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Daniel Solomons. The Ivy was packed...
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Thoughts on Cover Design from Print on Demand Worldwide

Simon Potter (Design Services Manager at Printondemand-worldwide), reflects on cover...
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Publish and Be Defined

Here’s some more thoughts, this time on self (funded) publishing...
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The Invisible Booksellers of Peterborough

What’s it like going from working in a physical bookshop...
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Report: More Bucks for Your Books – What Alternative Revenue Sources Exist in the Digital Age?

Words by Chris Russell, photos by Daniel Solomons. Eric Huang from digital...
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MOCKSTARS: A Byte The Book Success Story

Our writer-in-residence Christopher Russell recently published his debut novel Mockstars...
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CMC Keynote Speaker Announced and Subscribers Discount

The Children’s Media Conference has announced that Jonny Mitchell will...
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Report: What are the Most Effective Methods to Market your Books?

Sparks flew at June’s Byte The Book event, much to...
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Kingston Writing School: Hilary Mantel International Short Story Competition

Kingston Writing School have just launched a short story competition...
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City University Novel Studio 2014/15 Course and Competition

City University are currently accepting applications for their Novel Studio...
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Byte The Book Subscriber Discount for The Literary Conference, June 13th-15th

Those nice people at The Literary Consultancy have a conference...
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Report: What are the latest innovations in publishing today?

For May’s Byte The Book event, Sara O’Connor (Digital and...
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International Creative Writing Summer School – 2014

Do you fancy doing some creative writing in warmer climes?...
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Report: The Future of Book Selling in the Digital Age

Host: Justine Solomons,  Chair Sam Missingham,  Panel:  Jon Woolcott (Buying and...
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One Big Book Launch – April 30th 2014

We were really excited to hear about CompletelyNovel’s event next...
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Thank you and a free e-book from our February Sponsors ePub Direct

ePubDirect sponsored our event on Pricing and sent us the...
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Report: What are the Most Effective Pricing Models?

The relationship between the creation of artistic works and the...
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Writing in a Digital Age Conference 2014 13th – 15th June

  We are very excited to hear about the launch...
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Report: How can Authors Build a Platform in the Digital Age?

January’s event was a lively evening with a terrific buzz....
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Books and Conversations – a New Project from John Ngo

“Books, films, music, these things fucking matter; and by that...
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Report: “What is the Future for Publishers in the Digital Age?”

November’s Byte The Book pitted two experienced publishing figures opposite...
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Report: “What’s the Future of Poetry Publishing?”

Sir Andrew began with an overview of the current state...
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Completely Novel – Print and/or e-Book? Advice and a Special Offer

What’s the relationship between print and e-books? Completely Novel give...
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Special offer: Festival of Wellbeing 12th October reduced price tickets

Ahead of our poetry event on 21st October we’ve a...
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Am I the only person who thinks publishers should open bookshops?

Megan Toogood asks: Am I the only person who thinks...
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World Wide Wonderfulness from Brand New Venture: The Book Globe

Perfect timing given this week’s announcement of the Man Booker...
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Byte the Book Discount for Publish! New adventures in innovation 24/9/2013, St Brides, London

Media Futures is offering Byte the Bookers a 20% discount on early...
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Thinking smart: Collective licensing and secondary revenue streams

Our sponsor for this month’s event is the Publishers Licensing...
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Report: “The Author Experience II”

The focus was on authors at Byte The Book’s July...
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Byte the Book July Sponsor’s – Red Button Publishing

Our July Sponsor’s, Red Button Publishing, are eager to see...
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What’s Going On In London – Byte the Book Calendar of Literary and Publishing Events

Are you interested in literary and publishing events in London?...
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Publishing Start-Up As You Read – Survey

One of our members, Deana Said, co-founder of publishing start-up...
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How to Network

Some people adore networking, others hate it. One of our...
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Thank You from Byte the Book: Please Join Us

Thanks to everyone that came tonight, another truly great Byte...
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Accolade for City University Alumna – Deepa Anappara

One of our sponsors, City University London, told us the...
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Literary Loveliness from Salt Books at Blacks on 10th June

We’re just heard about a great series of events at...
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Fireworks: Byte the Book’s First Year

Byte the Book has been running for a little over...
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Free Publishing Event: BIC Open Day May 15th at RIBA

We were really excited to hear about one of our...
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Publishing Career Resource from The Publishers Association

We were very pleased to hear that the Publishers Association...
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City Masterclass: How to Get Ahead in Digital Media, 8th June 2013

City University are running a session on: How to Get...
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Reminder of BIC’s 15% Discount to Byte the Book Subscribers

BIC, one of our valued sponsors, would like to remind...
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Register for Intro to Creative Writing at City University and Get an Amazon Voucher

We’re a special offer from City University, the sponsors of...
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Learn to Write Novels at City University

As an alumni of this month’s sponsor, City University, I...
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As You Read – An Intriguing New Start-Up

We’re intrigued by this exciting new start up from one...
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Early Bird Discount for The Literary Consultancy Conference 7th – 8th June

The Literary Consultancy are running a conference in June and...
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The Rites of Spring – Salon London 6th March at Adam Street

It’s been a long cold hard winter but there’s some...
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Dame ‘Steve’ (Stephanie) Shirley – 20th March, 8pm, Ivy House, NW11 7SX

Another interesting event from one of our members,  the London...
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City of Blood – An Evening with New Crime Author and City Alumna MD Villiers, 20th March

Another exciting event, this time from City University.  Here are...
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A Response to “What Skills Do Publishers Need?”

Our event a few weeks ago “What Skills Do Publishers...
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The Big DRM Debate from BIC 4th March 2013

A interesing event from BIC coming up in March, here...
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Two UK Start-ups as Semi-finalists for Tools of Change, NYC

Congratulations to BookMachine and Valobox for getting in to the...
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Salon London on 7th February at Foyles plus launch of the Transmission Prize

Salon London’s first event of the year is on Thursday...
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What’s Going On In London?

To make sure literary and publishing folk don’t miss any...
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London Premiere of Louis De Bernieres’ Mr Handel

We’re fascinated by Byte the Booker, Tatty Theo’s, upoming London...
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Is Giving Away 1200 Books for Free a Good Idea?

This article was written by Jason Arnopp and first published...
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Special Offer From This Month’s Sponsor – Discount on Membership and Industry Training

This month’s sponsors BIC (Book Industry Communications) are expanding their...
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Dream Corner – Radio Interview with Byte the Book Founder Justine Solomons

A few weeks ago, Byte the Book’s founder, Justine Solomons,...
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November is National Novel(la) Writing Month

November is National Novel Writing Month, according to NaNoWriMo, an...
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Special Offer From This Month’s Sponsors – One Day Social Media Workshop For Authors

This month’s sponsors ControlA are keen to help authors with...
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An Author’s response to our events – Networking at Byte the Book

Guest post by Tracey Sinclair. I’m not a great networker....
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Salon London is XXX – Book your ticket now for 3rd October at Adam Street

We thoroughly recommend Salon London events, the next one on...
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Julia Newhouse – Reviewer, Aspiring Author, Publishing Rights and Freelance Editor

Julia recently left university, and embarked on a career in...
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Literary Lunch with the Best Selliing Authors Louise Voss and Mark Edwards

We’re intrigued by best selling author’s Louise Voss and Mark...
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Brand New Digital Imprint Looking for Submissions – Red Button Publishing

Red Button Publishing is a brand new digital fiction imprint....
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Zoe Cunningham – Tech Expert and Broadcast Journalist

Zoe wears so many hats that she confuses herself.  She’s...
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Radio Play competition – £200 prize and your play on the radio

Mind Engagement Media have launched their inaugural radio play competition,...
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Introducing Joe Hayman

We are really pleased to bring you some non-fiction today,...
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Introducing Jo Sandelson in our Illustrators’ Showcase

We’re very pleased to welcome Jo Sandelson to the Byte...
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Why I’m Reading Self-Published Books

I’ve made a commitment that every other book I read...
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Introducing Linda Toigo in our Illustrators’ Showcase

Please welcome another skilled artist and illustrator, Linda Toigo, to...
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Introducing Sam Walshaw in our Illustrators’ Showcase

    We’re completely loving all the talented artists joining...
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Introducing Stuart Trotter in our Illustrators’ Showcase

  Byte the Book is extremely honoured to have Stuart...
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Introducing Aline P’Nina Tayar

    I feel very priviledged to be showcasing Aline...
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Introducing Kate Ansell

  Another brilliant writer on our site, Kate Ansell, and...
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Introducing Talli Roland

    We’ve another great edition to the Byte the...
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Introducing Simon East

Another great edition to the Byte the Book fold, please...
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Introducing author and reviewer Tracey Sinclair

We’re really pleased to have the multi-talented author and reviewer,...
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Announcing the Launch of our Illustrators’ Section

Following on from the success of our writers showcase we’re...
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Introducing T.A. Gilbert

We’re very proud to welcome T.A. Gilbert to Byte the...
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Introducing Author and Reviewer Rachel Mann, all the way from NYC

In addition to showcasing her short story ‘Plaza de Armas’...
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Introducing Victoria Taylor Roberts

Continuing to showcase new and interesting talent we are very...
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Introducing Aidan Thomas

Continuing in our commitment to help writers at all stages...
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Announcing the launch of our writing showcase

It is our intention that Byte the Book is a...
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Introducing Book Reviewer, Horror Enthusiast and Publisher – Caroline Goldsmith

We’re very pleased to welcome Caroline Goldsmith to Byte the...
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April Book Club – Fifty Shades of Grey – E.L. James

Book Club launching this month – Fifty Shades of Grey...
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Byte the Book gets nominated for an award

Byte the Book got nominated for a versatile blogger award...
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A funny thing happened to me at the Bologna Book Fair

A funny thing happened to me at the Bologna Book...
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Why I set up Byte the Book

Why I set up Byte the Book To say I...
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Books read 1995 – to date

Someone once told me, “It’s not what a person is...
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Paper versus digital, digial wins almost everytime

Recently my Kindle broke. I hadn’t read a paper book...
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