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Matthew James Acquires Palin’s Globetrotting Thriller ‘The Wife Before Last’

A “sophisticated and sinister” globetrotting thriller by author David Palin. ‘The Wife Before Last’ is a gripping tale of deceit and vengeance. Publishing in 2024 by Matthew James Publishing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Matthew James Publishing is proud to announce the acquisition of a “sophisticated and sinister” new thriller, ‘The Wife Before Last’ from author David …

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Matthew James Publishing Opens Submissions For New Titles

Matthew James Publishing (an imprint of Andrews UK) is pleased to announce a period of open submissions; inviting authors and agents to submit manuscripts. As always, Matthew James Publishing welcomes un-agented authors to submit their work. Submissions will open December 1st, 2023, and close on March 31st, 2024. 

Exclusive Extract: ‘Nerf Attack’ — A Story About Breast Cancer, Nerf Guns and Nipples Taken From ‘Cancer Quips’

You would think that any book about cancer would make heavy reading, but not Cancer Quips. This book takes a hilarious and often heartwarming sideways look at cancer diagnosis, treatments, and aftercare. It’s a book about cancer that was written to feel friendly; like sitting down for a brew with a friend. Curated by author …

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‘Cancer Quips’ to Tell The Stories of Cancer Patients with Humour and Warmth

Stories about cancer diagnosis, treatments and aftercare unlike any other Combines two acclaimed volumes: ‘Might Make You Smile’ and ‘Good for a Grin’ Published March 14th 2024 by Matthew James Publishing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Matthew James Publishing is proud to announce that two acclaimed collections of short stories about cancer, curated by author Brenda Burling, …

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Q&A: DAVID PALIN EXPLORES THE SINISTER INTRICACIES OF ‘LET THE GAME COMMENCE’

David Palin’s latest novel may begin on a humdrum residential street, but Let The Game Commence is as far from ordinary as you can get. A dark and twisted thriller centered around a cult board game and the vast fortune of its deceased, reclusive, creator, Palin explores the murkier corners of human nature and how greed can make people do terrible things. In this interview, we discuss David’s influences, his willingness to explore humanity’s more sinister side, and how truth can often be stranger than fiction.

Q&A: R.J. Mitchell on Crafting ‘The Hurting’ – A Pulse-Pounding Crime Thriller Set in Glasgow

Discover the exhilarating world of crime thrillers as acclaimed author R.J. Mitchell engages in a captivating Q&A session about his latest novel, ‘The Hurting.’ Unveiling the intricate research, the art of grounding the story, and the compelling role of Glasgow as a character, this exclusive interview delves into the pulse-pounding intersection of crime, terrorism, and MI5. Join us as we explore the captivating insights and behind-the-scenes revelations that make ‘The Hurting’ a must-read for fans of gripping suspense and the dynamic city of Glasgow.

The Importance of Book Editing: How Editors Can Help You Achieve Your Writing Goals

For many aspiring authors, the thought of handing over their beloved manuscript to an editor — or anyone else for that matter — can be daunting. However, editors play a vital role in the publishing process, and working with a skilled editor can greatly enhance the quality and appeal of a book. In this post, we’ll explore the important role that book editors play over the course of a book’s publishing journey, and shed some light on what they do to help bring a book to life.

The future of Matthew James Publishing — An Update from James & Anthony

You may have noticed that we’ve been unusually silent over the past few weeks. If you’ve followed us for a while you’ll know that at Matthew James Publishing we pride ourselves on being as transparent as possible in an otherwise opaque industry — often being as vocal about our defeats as we are about our victories. Therefore, we thought it would be best to write the whole story down and let you all know what’s been going on.

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