Written by Philippa Iliffe on June 21, 2022

The Independent Publishers Guild Spring Conference took place in Nottingham on the 8th and 9th June. Sales & Marketing Manager Jonathan White and Digital Manager Megan Lockwood-Jones attended the conference for Troubador. Here Jonathan shares his thoughts about this year's conference.

The IPG 2022 Spring Conference took place in Nottingham this year. This was the first time the conference was able to take place as a ‘live’ event since the pandemic, but it was also possible for delegates to attend virtually for those who were not ready or able to …

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As part of Troubador’s continued commitment to supporting the community, we have partnered with two charities in 2022: LOROS, who we support via fundraising, volunteering, and donations; and the Leicester South Food Bank, for whom we act as a food donation point – as well as giving our staff the opportunity to volunteer in the food bank itself.

Helping local people in crisis, the Leicester South Food Bank provides three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to …

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Without Let or Hindrance by Geoffrey Charin has been named by the Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group as one of the best indie books of 2022. 

Geoffrey’s book is a finalist in the Historical Fiction category in the 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the world’s largest book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors. The winners and finalists will be honored on the 24th June at a gala event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, coinciding with the American Library Association Annual Conference.

Without Let or Hindrance – Blurb

It’s the summer of 1938 and Veronica and her fascist …

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As a debut author, I owe a great deal of my success with my first two published novels to Gwynedd Council's Glaslyn Leisure Centre and Porthmadog Library.

I spent a lot of time – just before Covid19 regulations were introduced over the last two years – in Porthmadog's leisure centre and library building, sitting on a sofa in the cafe/waiting area and writing my books on an old laptop.

You see, I live alone and off-grid in a converted lorry on the town's nearby business park, so it was really handy to spend a few hours each day at the centre and …

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Written by Philippa Iliffe on February 04, 2022

One of the most common questions we get here at The Book Guild is what to do after an ebook has been published. A lot of time and effort has gone into getting to this stage – from the cover design to the actual ebook production – and the last thing we want to do is just put an ebook out there and hope it sells. As with any title, it doesn’t matter how far and wide you distribute your ebook, if no one knows it’s there, it won’t sell.

There are …

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