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Kitaab podcast with Stephen Leather: Should new writers go for e-publishing?

Is e-publishing the right route for you? Should you go for traditional publishers or should you e-publish on your own? What are the required steps to successfully e-publish a book? British thriller writer, Stephen Leather, explains all this and more in this Kitaab podcast.

Stephen Leather is one of the UK’s most successful thriller writers. His bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London’s Burning, The Knock and the BBC’s Murder in Mind series.

This talk was recorded at the Publishing Symposium@Singapore Writers Festival 2013.

Kitaab Podcast: Bestselling British writer Stephen Leather on his e-book journey

Stephen_Leather_Profile“For writing, there never has been a more exciting time,” says British thriller writer, Stephen Leather, in this Kitaab podcast. “Half of my income comes from self-published ebooks,” he reveals. In this podcast, he shares with his readers how he got into ebooks.

Stephen Leather is one of the UK’s most successful thriller writers. He was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Before that, he was employed as a biochemist for ICI, shovelled limestone in a quarry, worked as a baker, a petrol pump attendant, a barman, and worked for the Inland Revenue. He began writing full time in 1992. His bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London’s Burning, The Knock and the BBC’s Murder in Mind series.

This talk was recorded at the Publishing Symposium@Singapore Writers Festival 2013.

 

Gao Xingjian, Jung Chang, Mohsin Hamid, Nadeem Aslam confirmed for Singapore Writers Festival 2013

Mohsin hamidLiterary heavyweights such as Chinese Nobel Laureate Gao Xingjian and top contemporary novelists such as Mohsin Hamid and Nadeem Aslam (Pakistan/UK) have been confirmed as authors participating in this year’s Singapore Writers Festival.

The organizers have unveiled the full list of authors and speakers for this year’s festival.

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Singapore Writers Fest 2013: First batch of writers unveiled

Northern GirlsThe organizers of the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF), an annual literary festival held in Singapore, have unveiled the names of over 20 writers who are participating in this year’s festival.

Some of the leading names include A C Grayling, Stephen Leather and Tom Plate, among others.

One of the young writers to participate from China is Sheng Keyi, the author of Northern Girls. In her book, she tells a dazzling story of young migrant girls from Hunan, China, seeking a better life from their rural upbringing.

“’Northern Girls’ will have you rooting for its naïve but ambitious protagonist. Be the first to meet the author this November at SWF 2013!” SWF organizers announced. (More updates to follow)

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