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Another new title!

Here at Hard Pressed Books, we are extremely happy to welcome another non-fiction book into our house. Anita Belli has many years of experience of working with creatives, and she has run workshops, created courses and mentored writers from the very young to the very not-so-young. […]

Publication day!

Well, it was about a week ago, but there wasn’t time to do a complete announcement / launch, as I was heading out on holiday. Anyway, we have “How to win NaNoWriMo – advice and inspiration from a twelve-time winner“, and “Scrivener Pure and Simple […]

Cover reveal!

This is the cover for our new book: How To Win NaNoWriMo – Dozens of tips, hints, and pages of advice for those who want to complete the 50,000 word, 30-day challenge.

We’re pretty excited about it. Available soon from the Amazon Kindle store.

Two new releases!

Not one, but two new ebook releases from Hard Pressed Books in the next few days. We have one cover, and the makings of one for the second ebook. The first two titles under the Hard Pressed Books banner – it is something to be […]


As November approaches, many authors and would-be authors will be preparing for National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, an annual 50,000 word writing challenge. This year, we are pleased and proud to announce our first book, “How to win NaNoWriMo”. Written by one of our […]

Begin Scrivener

Hello! Many of you writers out there will have seen Scrivener, or will have been told about it. I have spoken, in the flesh, to many, many writers, and the single most oft-repeated comment is: “Oh, it’s too complicated to learn.”

I understand this. I had Scrivener (both as a trial and a paid-for version) for a couple of years, and each time I looked at it, I thought “nah, not for me.” If you’ve felt the same, you need to read this book. Because it talks about how to demystify the software, how to set it up simply, and begin using it, until you have chance to explore some of the many features.

“I now feel confident that I’ll now be able to make use of Scrivener after dismissing it a number of times”. AB, Author.

Buy the book from Amazon now (UK) : Scrivener – Pure & Simple

or from the US : Scrivener – Pure & Simple

New website

Hi! Here at Hard Pressed Books, we’re very excited about our new website. You may notice that this is hosted at the .com domain. We also have the website at But that is our UK website, and this covers our services to writers. Please feel […]