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Welcome to a good (free) read

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Thursday, February 25, 2016,
Sometimes a good novel slides away unnoticed - lost to readers who might have enjoyed a few hours with its story.

Terms by Ben Lyle seems to have slipped into this category. It certainly hasn't had the rush to read we hoped for. Netgalley reviewers loved it. Hookline readers who received it gave it their thumbs up. Beyond this, discovery has been slow.
So rather than wait and hope, we're putting the novel out there - online to download, chapter by chapter, day by day, for free. We're willing to...
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The window on a novel

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Monday, January 4, 2016,
Covers are the windows to a book. A bad cover can cost a publisher readers. But who decides what makes a good cover?
Authors often have a cover in mind when writing a book. When considering the cover, editors look at demographics and who are the likely readers of a manuscript. Designers, well, they want to make a mark, and good designers like to make a profound mark.
In reality, it is readers who decide a good cover - if it turns them away, it's a bad cover.
So, we've decided our original cover ...
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Hookline and Netgalley, we need your help

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Wednesday, August 26, 2015,
We are Netgalley virgins - have never used the review system before.
So we paid our money and uploaded Ben Lyle's debut novel Terms to their system. 
So far, so slow - only one review.

To refresh your memory, Terms tells of t
welve-year-old James who hates life at his hippy boarding school where lessons are optional and homework forbidden. All he wants is an academic education with proper exams. When a strict new maths teacher strides into his world of peace, love and fringed ponchos, James latch...
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Four novels in one year - who would have thought it?

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Tuesday, August 18, 2015,
It was all a step in the dark. For six years we trundled along running the Hookline Novel Competition with terrific participation from book groups, but all the time knowing we had to change.
And change we did! 
The Facebook page - Hookline's Discover New Author's Page was set up in February and already we have signed up two authors. 
Terms by Ben Lyle will be out on 1 September:

Twelve-year-old James hates life at his hippy boarding school where lessons are optional, homework forbidden and school...


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A better prize than money

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Thursday, July 2, 2015,
It sounded like a good idea at the time. A promotion offering the chance to win your name in a future novel if you signed up to our newsletter. Well, it worked - the name Chris Rose will appear in a Hookline novel, probably in 2016. Both Terms and The Secret Mother are too far along in the editorial process to have name changes, but...watch this space!
Of course, we are aware that this is not exactly fair to our current newsletter subscribers, so another competition is lined up so that current...
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