New book on self-publishing!

New book on self-publishing!

Ever wanted to publish your writing, but you’re unsure of how to proceed? Do you want to make your book available for sale across the world, but don’t have any money to invest up front?Help is here! Self-Publishing – Pure and Simple is the book […]

New book on story structure!

New book on story structure!

Do you know your Monomyth from your Plot Embryo? Your Twelve Pillars from your Three (or Four) Acts? Are you a Snowflake? Have you ever Saved The Cat?If you’re a storyteller, you should be aware that the most successful stories, whether told in books, on […]

New book for 2018 NaNoWriMo!

We’re at it again! We have a new, and updated, “How To Win NaNoWriMo” book. It’s really good, and for 2018, we have a print version, too! Praise for the 2017 version: Top tips for NaNo. I have read a lot of books on writing, […]

New Publication!

There’s a new non-fiction, writing craft book coming out soon. It will be a great help to writers when they are plotting their books. A proof has been ordered, and it is in the final stages of editing. It should be available within 2 weeks […]

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 […]