Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The BWC Meetings for July are: 


Monday: 7th and 21st July

7.15 pm to 9.15 pm

The Brown Jug Pub, Ramsgate
Road, Broadstairs



These are the last 2 meetings before 
the summer break.  No meetings
in August until the 1st September meeting.


All writers welcome

No subscription.  
Just turn up and join in!

  
Mss Readings



Thanks to all for your excellent
contributions at the last meeting.



 


Contact Details:


Trisha Scott - 01843 602853

or 




 

News

We're back on 107.8 Academy FM radio!!!
On 6th July - the Howard Evans Sunday 
Night Live Show.
Should be great fun!!!
Tune in from 8 pm!




The next Open Mic Poetry and 
Spoken Word evening:
Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 
at the Lifeboat Bar, Margate
from 7.30 pm. Free Entry.
More information or to book a slot contact Jamie Thomson
on jamiesinbox@gmail.com
Also at Margate-Lyrical on Facebook.




Some interesting facts


Ebook sales overtook Hardbacks in the UK in 2012:

Paperbacks: 74,829
Hardbacks: 26,732
Ebooks: 57,999
(Market Research & Statistics/The Publishers Association)


Points from an article by Alison Flood,
13th June 2014 at theguardian.com:
Print sales fell by 10% last year and book purchasing overall was down 4%, but ebook sales continue to grow - up 20% in the UK in 2013, with 80 million ebooks bought by UK consumers.

Self-published books' share of the UK market grew by 79% in 2013, with 18 million self-published books bought by UK readers last year - worth £59 million.

Self-published books still account for a tiny proportion of the overall market – 5% of the 323 million total books bought, and 3% of the £2,185 million spent on books last year.  

The fastest-growing genres in self-publishing were thrillers and fantasy titles.  Price and blurb are the top prompts to buy self-published ebooks on impulse buys - discovered by browsing in genre, or in the recommendation or offer sections.  But, as authors are becoming more established, they get followings, just like mainstream authors.  

Self-published ebooks tend to be fiction, but they are growing fastest in children's.

Self-published ebooks tend to be bought by women: 37% of purchases were by females older than 45, 32% by younger women - and this was the fastest-growing area.  20% are bought by males older than 45, and 11% by younger males.  

PriceWaterhouseCoopers predict that the ebook could overtake the physical book by 2018.


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What’s the difference between a cat and a comma?
A cat has claws at the ends of its paws and a comma is a pause at the end of a clause.


How many mystery writers does it take to 
screw in a light bulb? 
Just one, but he's got to give it a good twist at the end. 



What five-letter word becomes shorter 
when you add letters to it?
Short.


How many editors does it take 
to screw in a light bulb?
Two - one to change the bulb and 
one to issue a rejection slip to the old bulb.



"A man came to my door and said, 'I'd like to read your gas
meter.'.  I said, 'Whatever happened to the classics?'"
Emo Philips



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"I put all my genius into my life; 
I put only my talent into my works."
Oscar Wilde



"Times are bad.  Children no longer obey their 
parents and everyone is writing a book."
Cicero (43BC)



"Be yourself.  Above all, let who you are, what you are,
what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, 
every piece you finish."
John Jakes



"What we need is a story that starts with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax."
Sam Goldwyn


"I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant, to 
go away and give birth to a book."
Steven Fry


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