We're going local
From 31 October 'Writers at the Gate' will only be including writers from Woking and the immediate surrounding areas. However, guest writers from elsewhere in the UK will be invited to showcase their work if they have a definitive connection with Woking.
The blog will continue to reach out to local writers offering a FREE alternative platform from which to showcase their latest titles.
What does this mean?
Woking authors will be invited to submit information about their latest work as it's published. We'll add a Press Announcement with a link to each author's chosen point of sale. This could be a link to the author's own website, publisher's website or Amazon etc. Each post will be communicated to our 1,500 plus Twitter followers.
Frigsake Books will also be offering a hugely discounted full Press Release service to our writers for each of their new titles. (More info will be available soon).
Helping local authors
We've already been able to negotiate an arrangement with the good people at the Lionsheart Bookshop at 67, Commercial Way, Woking whereas authors' books are sold from the shop on a sale or return basis. Each author is able to negotiate their own terms.
A number of Woking authors already have their titles available in store. Some, at cheaper than normal retail prices.
Similar arrangements are being sought elsewhere.
Meet Ups and Signings
Emails have been exchanged between a number of writers suggesting dates for meet-ups between authors. We expect these to be informal affairs where authors can share their sources of inspiration, writing and publishing experiences.
The name of this blog will be changed to reflect its local status and dedication to Woking's writers. Any suggestions are welcome. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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