Selling your story to a magazine – ten top tips!

April 30, 2015
selling a story

Rule number one! Don’t go directly to any publication! A magazine or newspaper might offer you money for your story but you won’t know if their offer is a good one or not … or the best. There is also no guarantee your story will appear as you want it to or that you will be paid – if anything goes wrong you are on your own against a big national publication… […]

Author Spot: Robin Barratt

April 30, 2015
Britain's Toughest women by Robin Barratt

Robin Barratt tells how he hopes his new book, Britain’s Toughest Women – chronicling the lives of women bodyguards, bouncers, bodybuilders, boxer, martial artists and MMA fighters in the UK – will be an inspiration to us all. And he also tells how writing something every day has helped him gain success as an author… […]

Daily Star gets round copyright issue…

April 16, 2015
Daily Star sell story

If the Daily Star newspaper and website wants to improve its circulation – it recently suffered a whopping 13% fall and now just sells 425,000 copies a day (while Google rarely brings up the Daily Star website in any sort of search) – then the way to do it is to honestly source more exclusives… […]

Get on ITV This Morning…

March 19, 2015
Sell your story to ITV This Morning...

Going on This Morning guarantees you a massive audience and the chance to really get your story out there. At Sell Your Story Uk we specialise in sending interviewees to ITV This Morning. So how can you get on the show? […]

How my own family history became a novel…

March 10, 2015
Patrick Gale A Place called Winter

Novelist Patric Gale – known for his bestsellers set deep in the heart of Cornwall – tells how his latest work, A Place Called Winter, was inspired by his own family history and his great grandfather’s emigration to Canada. […]

Zenpix and some self-styled ‘syndication’…

March 8, 2015
ethics

How a photographer boldly sold someone’s personal photos on story that didn’t ‘belong’ to him…  Zenpix, Manchester, took photos of a Featureworld interviewee for one newspaper. They then appeared in other newspapers and websites – along with my lifted copy – without mine or the interviewee’s consent. A look a some sharp practice I believe as an industry we should be stamping out…  It’s a Saturday night, I am about to – finally – put my feet up at the end of a very busy week. I sit down and ping goes my text – it is an interviewee and […]

Courtney Adamo and the trend on giving your kids an old-fashioned childhood…

December 20, 2014
Courtney Adamo Instagram

Courtney Adamo believes in little TV, no electronics and giving few new toys to her four children.
But will her children really grow up happier people? It’s become very trendy amongst middle-class parents to deny your kids access to computers, iPads and plastic toys. But I believe we should enjoy spoiling our kids sometimes – and not be made to feel guilty about it. […]

Coping with a bad review on a website…

February 3, 2015
How to remove a negative online review

It’s the nightmare for any business. You wake up, click online and there on the internet is a bad review about your company.

Maybe it’s a fair comment. Perhaps a customer didn’t get as good a service as normal. But more often than not you will feel the review is unfair, wrong and even defamatory.
The question is what to do about it? Here I give ten tips to help cope with a bad website review… […]

Coping with a bad review on a website…

February 3, 2015
How to remove a negative online review

It’s the nightmare for any business. You wake up, click online and there on the internet is a bad review about your company.

Maybe it’s a fair comment. Perhaps a customer didn’t get as good a service as normal. But more often than not you will feel the review is unfair, wrong and even defamatory.
The question is what to do about it? Here I give ten tips to help cope with a bad website review… […]

Author Spot: Al Ferguson

November 27, 2014
Being a new dad - advice book

New dad, teacher and blogger Al Ferguson tells how the arrival of his own baby prompted him not only to start a blog, but write a book, New Dad book of Secrets… […]