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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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Taking our book groups online

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Wednesday, March 4, 2015,
Change is never easy. We know that alterations to the Hookline process has not been popular among our book groups, but converting manuscripts to paperbacks and mailing them out was expensive. In addition, the ten-month judging process was too long.
We have kept some book groups on board but we have lost many.
In an effort to keep individual book group readers, especially those who own e-readers, we've set up online book groups on Facebook and Goodreads. 
I will post synopsis of manuscripts, and...
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So cloudy with words, I can't see!

Posted by Yvonne Barlow on Thursday, October 4, 2012,
Does anyone feel followed by a cloud of words?
I don't mean in the books we read, I'm more concerned with social media. 
I love Facebook for the contact with old friends and new, and I have found some amazing pointers to events and ideas on Twitter. But sometimes, it feels these forums have simply too many words.

I understand the democratic nature of social networking and even champion the lack of gatekeeper, but sometimes...
Ask yourself, who wants to know about your mood today? Do the public ne...
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Yvonne Barlow Editor at Hookline Books - where book clubs and readers choose the novels that go to print.