The Business of Writing

RESOURCES, TRAINING, COACHING AND MARKETING SUPPORT FOR WRITERS AND AUTHORS

Promote yourself and your work,
because it’s about more than just the writing

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Writers and authors often struggle with the challenge of marketing.

Whether you are a journalist, traditionally published, self published, or any other sort of writer, marketing ultimately comes down to you. Many people don’t know where to start!

We are here to explain what you need to do, and teach you how to do it. We are professional writers and marketers, so you can be sure of top advice and real marketing knowhow.

Don’t battle on alone with marketing

Instead, join us FREE of charge for tips and help.

Or, better still, you can have Standard membership access to a wide range of help including live Q&A sessions, practical resources, masterclasses and online material by joining our private community. Find out more below…..

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Whether you just want a regular newsletter with tips, or you want help with all your marketing,
we have the right resource or marketing package for you.

Monthly tips by email

Practical help and information bulletins each month by email to help you get ahead.

SIGNATURE MARKETING ‘UMBRELLA COURSE’

Get access to our signature marketing ‘Umbrella Course’ and understand all the different opportunities open to you.

Online Courses

A range of online courses that break down the marketing process into manageable chunks. We show you how it works and how to do it.

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Join our Facebook community for ideas from other writers, exciting live events, tips and Q&A sessions.

Resources

Helpsheets and e-books. Including a Book Marketing Planner. If you want different topics – just ask! We will write you one.

One to One coaching

If you are not sure about your marketing plan, why not book a one to one online coaching session with Becca Harding herself, or with one of her team.

Special events and Masterclasses

Join our live Masterclasses – build your marketing plan in real time and know how to put it into action.

PODCASTS & VIDEOS

Access our short, lively monthly podcasts and videos for tips, ideas and the latest in marketing.

Marketing Plan Review

Have an expert review your marketing plan and get feedback and advice so you can be sure of where you are heading!

Live Coaching Sessions with Q&A

Our live online coaching sessions give you the opportunity to ask the experts.

Whatever your experience level, we can help you

We will teach you in a down to earth way. We avoid all the jargon.

Marketing can seem complicated and full of jargon we don’t understand. This is not the way we teach. We will help you step by step and explain it all clearly.

If there is an area you want more help with, then drop us a line and we can do a session on it for you.

It’s more than just the writing.

It’s more than just the writing.

The fact you’re even reading this article is a good sign – it means that you are serious about your writing and developing your profile in the marketplace. I’ve worked with many writers over the years and they have continually…

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our news

Tring Book Festival 

When?: Dates Vary between Authors

Where?: Online Virtual Live Stream

What?: The Tring Book Festival welcomes a wonderful selection of authors who have been published this year available globally through online Live Streams for a range of audiences. Find the link below to discover more!

Link: https://www.tringbookfestival.co.uk/

Hexham Book Festival

When?: 26th April – 5th May 2024

Where?: Queen’s Hall Arts, Hexham

What?: Based in Northumbria, this book festival highlights the best of Northumbrian culture as well as holding family events and school events.  Tickets for many other smaller meet and greets and readings are available before and after the main festival!

Link: https://www.hexhambookfestival.co.uk/

Hay Festival 

When?: 23rd May – 2nd June 2024 (UK) Go to the link to find dates for the other hay festivals around the globe!

Where? Wales, UK

What?: Anual Hay festival has released early Bird Tickets for hundreds of exciting authors and exhibitions within the event! Book Now!

Link: https://www.hayfestival.com/home

Annual Lancaster History Lecture

When?: 7PM 20th March 2024

Where?: Margaret Fell Lecture Theatre at Lancaster University

What? : A Litfest held at Lancaster University involving a History Lecture from Sathnam Sanghera who will speak to the importance of history and the humanities in understanding the world – and in shaping the world – and discuss the legacies of the British Empire across the globe, drawing on his new book Empireworld.

Link: https://litfest.org/

 

I am shocked to learn of the death of the wonderful poet, author and actor ( Peaky Blinders) Benjamin Zephaniah. I have had the pleasure of interviewing him, having long chats about wildlife in our gardens, and sharing dinner with him in a local vegan restaurant. I honestly couldn’t be more sad. What a huge loss for us all.

But what do other people think?

“I have struggled with marketing my writing for so many years, struggling to win work and not knowing where to start! WMS has upgraded my whole career”.

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Charlotte Elliot

“Practical and informative – the ideas keep coming. The Q & A sessions are brilliant. I ghost write articles and needed to boost my profile. It has helped me get more work. “

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Steve Kennedy

“There is no-one else doing book marketing like this. It’s an absolute life saver for someone like me who is new to all this.”

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Samantha Trafford

“Fantastic value – I’ve learned so much to help me promote my book “Burning our Money”.

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