Links to Reference Material

Top 10 tips for being a literary agent by Jonny Geller

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27343135

Jonny Geller is a literary agent and the joint CEO of Curtis Brown. He represents over 40 authors including John le Carre, William Boyd, David Mitchell, Tracey Chevalier, David Nicholls and Adele Parks.

Independent bookshops 'need to offer more'

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28142856

Independent bookshops need to make readers feel special in order to compete in the internet age, say book trade experts. "The future of independent bookshops is not about selling books," said writer and digital consultant Nicholas Lovell

Nick Spalding on costs and benefits of publishing your own book

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28268014

Nick Spalding is one of the bestselling self-published authors in the UK. The home of author Nick Spalding is striking, owing to the lack of books.

Top 10 tips for being a best-selling author by Sophie Kinsella

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29458847

'Every book is hard to write, everybody reaches a wall, whether it is a plot hole or a scene that you can't get past. So you've just got to get to the end,' says Sophie Kinsella.

PD James's 10 tips for writing novels

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24867584

Although she didn't publish her first novel until she was 42, Phyllis Dorothy James had been writing since childhood.

Top 10 tips for being a successful poet by Sir Andrew Motion

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29538180

Sir Andrew Motion is an English poet and novelist who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009.

Typical writer 'earns £11,000 a year', research reveals

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28207444

A typical full-time writer earns £11,000 a year, according to research commissioned by the Authors' Licensing and Collection Society (ALCS).

Definition of spoken word poetry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoken_word

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James Patterson donates £250,000 to independent bookshops

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27993030

Best-selling author James Patterson is giving £250,000 to independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland to help boost literacy for young readers. Independent bookshops with a dedicated children's book section can apply for a grant of between £250 and £5,000.

OU Harvard guide to citing references - The Open University

www.open.ac.uk/libraryservices/documents/Harvard_citation_hlp.pdf

This guide provides practical advice and examples to help you create references for information sources using the Open University (OU) Harvard style.