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Roots and Rejection: the secrets of success for Shuggie Bain author

Rejection is something Booker Prize winning author Douglas Stuart believes all authors should expect. But he believes remaining loyal to your roots can help in finally overcoming the hurdles. The 45-year-old fashion designer from Glasgow received more than 30 refusals before his debut novel Shuggie Bain, made it to print. The heart-wrenching story of an … Continue reading Roots and Rejection: the secrets of success for Shuggie Bain author

Fanfiction and self-publishing led author Erika (E L James) to billion-dollar sales

Could you follow in the footsteps of the self-publishing author who went on to sell 125 million books and be named in the Top 100 Most Influential People? Realistically, most new authors who self-publish their way onto the page will never likely be able to give up their day job. But there are exceptions. And … Continue reading Fanfiction and self-publishing led author Erika (E L James) to billion-dollar sales

Mrs Lowry and Son screenwriter on his new book with PublishNation

Award-winning writer Martyn Hesford encourages budding writers to break the rules, keep on going, and “believe in yourself. Tenacity is everything.” The BAFTA-nominated writer behind such gems as Mrs Lowry and Son was born in Salford and graduated from grammar school to study acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. For … Continue reading Mrs Lowry and Son screenwriter on his new book with PublishNation

Normal People author Sally Rooney on the importance of being modern

Does Snapchat or Facebook, or a smartphone, have a place in literature? If anyone can be credited for creating a credible correlation between the latest communication methods and prose, it’s Irish author Sally Rooney. Whether you have read the Man Booker-nominated Normal People or watched the prime-time BBC television adaptation, it’s easy to see why … Continue reading Normal People author Sally Rooney on the importance of being modern

Successful PublishNation author’s top tips

Not every self-publishing author surpasses their literary expectations and achieves success. But Swiss-based management consultant Scott Chapman is one of the growing number who has – time and time again. The 57-year-old Glaswegian’s through-the-centuries Templar detective novels have continued to top the charts and attract five-star reviews over the past seven years. His hugely popular … Continue reading Successful PublishNation author’s top tips