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How to write a beast of a novel

Gollancz Team: - March 21st, 2013
AJ Dalton, Author Post, Fantasy

We’re excited to announce the UK launch of A J Dalton’s Gateway of the Saviours, the huge and machiavellian sequel to Empire of the Saviours. On behalf of all the readers and authors-in-the-making out there, we thought we’d ask the author if he could share a few of his secrets (without then having to kill us!) on how to go about writing such an epic. Here are Adam’s top tips:

1.  Don’t let anyone tell you how … More

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AJ Dalton: Empire of the Saviours extract

Gollancz Team: - February 15th, 2013
AJ Dalton, Extract, Fantasy

This week marks the paperback publication of EMPIRE OF THE SAVIOURS, by A J Dalton. The first part in a fantasy trilogy of epic proportions, EMPIRE introduces us to young Jillan, the brutal world in which he lives, and the Heroes, Saints and Saviours who protect the population. But from what? And can you ever really trust a Hero? Jillan’s adventures continue in GATEWAY OF THE SAVIOURS, … More

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The Knight of Ages, the Gollancz editorial process and a crazy naked holy man

Gollancz Team: - October 24th, 2012
AJ Dalton, Author Post, ebooks, Fantasy, Interview, Short Story

For A J Dalton fans who cannot wait for Gateway of the Saviours to go on release in the UK (March 2013), Adam has this week published the novella Knight of Ages on Amazon. It tells the tale of a cursed knight and his long-suffering squire. The Knight of Ages and Jakh have fought for centuries against dark wizards, demons and the inevitable corruption of mankind. Now, as they enter a kingdom where nature itself has turned against … More

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The sacred (and sometimes martial) art of book signings

Gollancz Team: - July 2nd, 2012
AJ Dalton, Fantasy

empire of the saviours

You work for years, lose your hair and finally finish your magnus opus. You run off copies and feverishly stuff them into envelopes destined for a range of agents and publishers. Then you wait. And you wait… And nothing. You never hear back. It’s then you begin to realize that writing’s the easy bit. Selling it is the tough bit.

The problem is author-types often only have soft creative skills. They sometimes lack the hard business skills required to get that … More

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Gollancz signings this weekend, and a competition!

Gollancz Team: - June 29th, 2012
AJ Dalton, Author Tour, Ben Aaronovitch, Competition, Events, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Michael J. Ward, News

There’s lots of exciting signings going on this weekend, so we thought this would be a good chance to let you know about some of our author’s movements.

Ben Aaronovitch has been all around the country over the last few days, but this Saturday he’s right at the centre of the bookselling world as part of the Love Charing Cross Festival, which Foyles and Blackwell’s are running together, and which I talked about here. Ben will … More

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