Posted on 14th Apr, 2015 by Jonathan O'Brien
JK Rowling's fantastic speech for the 2008 Harvard Commencement is published today.
They say the first line is one of the most important parts of a book. Get it right and the readers’ eyes are all yours, get it wrong and they’ll start looking around, distracted by the feet of strangers or two birds fighting over a sandwich.
Did you know that American book covers are often completely different than the UK's versions? Amanda Stevenson compares and contrasts some of the most obviously distinct, and explains why there's a difference in the first place.
Posted on 6th Aug, 2014 by Huw Powell
Huw Powell, author of Spacejackers, gives us his take on what the next 'big' genre in children's fiction could be...
Posted on 4th Jun, 2014 by Robert Galbraith
Read the first two chapters of the new novel from Robert Galbraith, The Silkworm.
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