Category Archives: Visiting Writer

Paula Weston asks: Why aren’t YA books as respected as ‘adult’ books?

Today we have Brisbane based author, Paula Weston, whose debut YA fantasy Shadows has just been released from Text Publishing. Paula is going to talk about her passion, writing for Young Adults. She raises the question why are YA (and … Continue reading

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Ian Irvine: Marketing for Authors, Part One

Today we have the indefagitable Ian Irvine, who is sharing is hard-won wisdom with us. Take it away, Ian … Internet Marketing Basics for Authors A.         Introduction Building a strong presence on the net is a long-term proposition. Unless you’re … Continue reading

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Book Trailers — Are they worth the effort?

This week George Ivanoff, Award Winning author of the Gamer’s Quest series (YA fiction) talks about book trailers …. Watch out for the give-away at the end of the post.   There has been much debate about the relevance of … Continue reading

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YA Books for Girls, where does that leave Boys?

Lara Morgan, author of the Rosie Black Chronciles is visiting ROR.     Take it away, Lara. These days it seems that whenever you look in the YA section of bookshops the titles that smack you in the eye first … Continue reading

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Ian Irvine’s Adventures using Facebook …

Last January I posted on my historical book promotion efforts: and at the end I talked about poking a tentative toe into the murky sea of social media. Some time back Rowena kindly invited me back to provide an update … Continue reading

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Paul Mannering: How did I get here?

For the first time ever, Angry Robot opened its doors to independent submissions. New Zealand based Paul Mannering – along with thousands of other hopeful writers – submitted the first five chapters of his SF/Zombie-horror manuscript Tankbread. A long-time member … Continue reading

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Creative Marketing for Indie Authors

This week ROR welcomes Jennifer Willis,  an indie author who’ll be talking about marketing: Take it away, Jen … Watch out for the give-away question at the end of the post If you’re an indie author, chances are you don’t … Continue reading

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Winners Paul Garretty’s book …

“Not drowning, waving” Well, that should really read drowning in waves – mad surfers the lot of you. We even had Mexican wavers. It was difficult deciding which waves to catch, but then picking winners was never quite on my … Continue reading

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Book Two Hurdles …

There’s something really nice about meeting an aspiring writer at a workshop that you run, seeing their work, seeing them develop as a writer, and then some time later seeing their book in print. Today we welcome Paul Garrety who … Continue reading

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