beta reading
Beta Reading is perhaps the most poorly understood craft of writing. If you might ever find yourself offering feedback to a writer, this guide might help you give the best feedback you have ever given. Beginners and expert writers alike frequently take part in mutual critiques and yet, for all […]

A Rough Guide to Beta Reading


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Beta reading, an editing, or proofreading – how do you pick the right one? With so many services on offer for authors it can be confusing when trying to identify which is right for you.  Author Buzz UK is here to help demystify these terms and help you learn what […]

Proofreading, Copy Editing, and Beta Reading


Using Twitter
Many an author has said “I don’t have the time to learn Twitter” not knowing that there is an approach to Mastering Twitter that requires no more than five minutes a day. Twitter is one of those social media sites that a lot of people seem to find incomprehensible. There […]

Mastering Twitter in 3 easy steps



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Have you ever heard of this thing called an author platform? It is supposed to sell books, right. The dream of being an author is highly compelling for us writers. We spend hours and weeks and years writing our book. Finally, it is ready to go. There is just one […]

A comprehensive introduction to author platforms


Yesterday I stumbled upon the following headline – “Dustbin man builds free library of thrown away books”.  According to the BBC: A dustbin man in Bogota in Colombia, who never studied further than primary school, has gathered a library of more than 20,000 thrown away books.   After a little […]

Dustbin man’s library of thrown away books


Old Printing Press
When we started Author Buzz UK one of the topics that we knew we would have to address eventually was that of self-publishing. After trawling through hundreds of articles and adverts aimed at the would-be self-published author, we knew that this was more topic than we could cram into a single article.

Self-Publishing: Everything you need to know – part 1



Sir Terry Pratchett
Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English author of fantasy novels and is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels. Terry Pratchett, with more than 85 million books sold worldwide in 37 languages, was the UK’s best-selling author […]

Honouring Sir Terry Pratchett


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Only 11.5% of Authors earn their income through writing alone. It is not easy to be a professional writer. With the pay gap in author earnings growing between the best sellers and the rest of us, being a professional writer is getting harder all the time. You should not believe everything […]

The shocking truth about author earnings


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One of the questions I get asked a lot is, what is Author Buzz? When people ask me that what they are really asking is why should I use Author Buzz? Today I want to talk about two parts of Author Buzz that I feel have the potential to make […]

Why should I use Author Buzz UK?



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There is a principle that states that if you have not documented something then it might as well not exist. We have taken that to heart and have started work on what we hope will be a definitive guide to using Author Buzz. When you are busy creating new features and […]

The Grand Tour


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Attention authors, writers, and people who love books. Do you like to get in early and have a go with things before everyone else? Do you want to play with all the shiny new toys? Do you want to get in before the rush? In short, are you amazing? The answer […]

Become a beta tester


Cup and Pens
One of the partners in this project is a charity from Thanet Kent called Thanet Creative Writers. It was in a group discussion at one of their regular “Tea and Chat” events that the idea for this site first came up. Thanet Creative Writers (often abbreviated to TCW) exists to […]

Introducing Thanet Creative Writers