Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No. 4: To Whom It May Concern Everyone who has ever been on the internet has Googled their own name. Bands and stand-up comedians alike know that they will get a big response if they simply shout out the name of whatever town they happen to be performing in that night. And I have a…

Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.3: The Elevator Pitch Do you ever watch Dragons’ Den? I hope you do because it is going to feature quite heavily as my main analogy this week. Imagine that your book is a product which you are going to take before the dragons. You wait nervously in that windowless basement and finally you are…

Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No.2: Let’s talk about you In my experience the part of the covering letter that varies the most is the section that falls under our umbrella request to ‘include a bit about you’. I have received covering letters that range between several full A4 pages worth of biography to new writers who forget to include…

Exclusive – Dictionary Corner – Publishing Terms Translated

Have you ever spoken to someone in publishing or browsed the submission portion of an agency’s website and wondered what on earth we’re all talking about? Well, wonder no more. Here in Dictionary Corner we will strive to shed some light on the technical jargon and industry lingos that often confuse new writers. Exclusive –…

Our Top Ten Tips for Writing a Tip Top Covering Letter

No. 1: We are on your side. Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me in the finance industry, I thought I would move to London and try to get into publishing. Consequently, I found myself spending a lot…

Welcome to the Darley Anderson Blog

Hello everyone, We would like to officially welcome you to the Darley Anderson Blog! Are you excited? We are. We’ve never had a blog before. To begin with we thought it was only right that we properly introduce ourselves. Over the course of the next two weeks we will be doing just that in a…