• Black Friday Sale

    Black Friday Book Sale – 60% Off!

    November 26, 2015 Latest News

    To celebrate Black Friday we’ve decided to let readers get their hands on a paperback copy of The Moors for less than half price.

    That’s right. If you order your copy by midnight on Sunday, you’ll receive a whopping 60% discount, getting the book for just £3.99 instead of the £9.99 RRP.

    What’s more, your copy will be signed by the author himself.


  • Jody Medland Seminar

    How to write a novel seminar

    October 21, 2015 Latest News

    Interested in writing a novel?

    It’s often said that there’s a novel in all of us, but although that may be true conceptually, how do you make sure it becomes something more than a Word document hidden in the depths of your computer?

    As we’re just as excited by education as we are about publication, our founder Jody Medland is running affordable seminars to help first time writers and new authors understand how to prepare themselves, and their work, for …


  • Advice Button

    What advice would I give to new writers?

    September 18, 2015 Blog

    Of all the questions I receive, this has got to be the most common and so I thought I’d write an article I can usher people towards in the future.

    In reality, I think most people who ask me this aren’t actually “new” writers at all. They’re usually people who have been writing in some capacity for 3-5 years. I know this because new writers don’t think about asking for advice. It doesn’t occur to them. …


  • Elana Mugdan Signs

    Pen Works Media announce fantasy novel for 2016

    September 17, 2015 Books, Latest News

    We are absolutely delighted to confirm the signing of our first fantasy novel, written by American author, Elana Mugdan.

    Dragon Speaker is the first book in a five-part series, titled Keriya’s Quest, and will be released next summer.

    “Elana’s manuscript had just the type of page-turning quality we’ve been looking for,” said Prima Patel, who initially read the submission on behalf of Pen Works Media. “The quality was so high that we just had to take it on. Recommending we publish the book was an easy decision.”

    To learn more about our fabulous new author, feel …


  • Book Design

    5 ways to create a memorable book cover

    September 9, 2015 Blog

    You need to forgive me for pointing out the obvious in this post, but you’ll be amazed how many times I cover the following points with new writers who insist they want to create their own book covers, yet when I receive their design, the fundamentals have been overlooked.

    The book cover is, in many ways, the most important part of your book as it’s what will drive its sales. There’s just no getting around it. If people …


  • Wake up, Sir

    Wake Up, Sir!

    September 2, 2015 Reviews

    FROM THE PROLOGUE ALONE I could tell that the story would embrace utter randomness. It would seek it out and toy with it, almost defiantly so, proving that anything could be funny if written the right light.

    Through the booze soaked mind of Alan Blair – our wayward hero – we are encouraged to see the world through his slightly skewed view, whose humorous opinions made me wonder if its initial charm could compensate for its …


  • Cogs

    7 steps to writing a great scene

    September 2, 2015 Blog

    Whether you’re writing books, plays, musicals or screenplays, it’s vital that you master the fundamentals of a scene. I mean, that does without saying, right? After all, your work is essentially a long list of scenes, so if your individual scenes have something missing, how will your finished product be any different?

    There’s one small problem. Writing a noteworthy scene is incredibly difficult. If you pull someone off the street and ask them to write a …


  • The Moors - Special Edition

    Win a special edition of The Moors

    August 25, 2015 Latest News

    After working closely with Clays Ltd, we are stupidly, geekily, kid-in-a-candy-store excited to reveal the slick and shiny new cover for our special edition copy of The Moors.

    We haven’t been able to stop touching it since it arrived by special delivery yesterday, and we’re sure you can see why.

    There are only 100 copies printed and it will never be issued again, making it a true collector’s item.

    To get your hands on your very own copy, complete with a signed, personalised …


  • Super Villain

    5 steps to writing a great villain

    August 24, 2015 Blog

    A couple of notes before you read this article:

    *I’ve referred only to films and not books in this blog because I feel it’s easier to make an example of characters whose arcs take shape over just 90-pages.

    *In the off-chance you haven’t yet seen some of these films, there are potential spoilers for The Rock, Rocky IV, Star Wars, Warrior, The Impossible, The Dark Night, 8mm, Unbreakable and X-Men.

    Now, let’s begin.

    To be truly absorbed in a story, we need …


  • Jody signing

    Author Q&A with Jody Medland

    August 21, 2015 Blog, Interviews

    Right after Jody read the prologue to his debut novel, The Moors, he sat down and took a selection of questions from somebody who knows him incredibly well, his older sister, before taking further questions from the audience.

    For anybody who missed it, this is a transcript of what was said…

    When did you start writing The Moors?

    It was 14-years ago now and I started writing it as a screenplay, so a long time ago. As a …