Episode 88 – The art of the business book with Nigel Wilcockson

Episode 88 - The art of the business book with Nigel Wilcockson

Matt Watkinson described Nigel Wilcockson, publishing director at Random House Business Books and his own editor, as the brains behind many of the best business books he’d ever read. Nigel is more modest about his role: ‘a good editor is more like a mentor… there in the background to offer…

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Episode 48 – Writing with the Crowd with Guy Kawasaki

Episode 48 - Writing with the Crowd with Guy Kawasaki

‘I don’t think many authors would put themselves through what I put myself through. How many authors are confident enough or stupid enough to send their manuscript to a thousand people who they have no idea who they are, and just say, “Okay, just tell me what you don’t like.”‘…

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Episode 35 – Don’t Make Me Think with Steve Krug

Episode 35 - Don't Make Me Think with Steve Krug

Steve Krug tells it like it is. ‘People don’t read nearly as much of [your book] as you think.’ Painful though it is, he says, much of writing is actually editing: reworking sentences, cutting out fluff, converting long paragraphs to bullet-points, so that you get your point across. Steve used all…

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Episode 22: The New Rules of Publishing with John Bond

Episode 22 - The New Rules of Publishing with John Bond

In this week’s episode I chat to John Bond, former MD of Press Books at HarperCollins and founder of Whitefox, which provides publishing services to authors and publishers, about how publishing has changed over the last few years, where it’s going, and what that means for authors. ‘Writers are getting…

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