Join Vicky as she interviews BAFTA-award winning screenwriter and publisher Helen Blakeman of Heroic Books! Yes – an honest-to-murgatroyd actual BAFTA winner on the show, which is super-exciting. If you’ve been wondering how the traditional publishing industry works and if trad publishing is something you could consider, this is the episode for you. I delve deep into Helen’s brain and get her to spill the beans about the Heroic Books process, how she works with authors, and why she set up her publishing company. And we nerd out a little about sci-fi and fantasy because that’s how we roll.
- [2:15] Who is Helen and what is Heroic Books about?
- [6:10] How did Helen get started with Heroic Books?
- [8:50] Often when an author submits a manuscript, they’re not ready to market the book.
- [11:00] Helen prides herself on giving her writers feedback.
- [13:45] How does Helen work with authors?
- [19:30] Want to get your book started? Reach out to Helen.
- [20:00] Helen wants her writers to cross over to TV and games.
- [26:25] One piece of advice for aspiring authors? Read! Mentioned in This Episode:
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Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she’s not doing that, she’s hanging from a trapeze by her feet.