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Available now: Next Year’s News 2018

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Next Year's News 2018Next Year’s News is the new name for our popular “The Date-A-Base Book” series.

Inside you’ll find details of over 5,000 newsworthy and notable anniversaries in 2018, including events, discoveries, inventions, births and deaths.

It’s the ideal (some would say essential!) reference for all writers, journalists, researchers, TV/radio producers and film-makers.

 

Size: 8.5″ x 11.5″. 357 pages.

The ebook (PDF) version is available now. Printed copies will be available in January.

The price is unchanged from last year: £9.99 (US$12.49).

Get your copy now at www.ideas4writers.co.uk/2018

The Date-A-Base Book 2017 is also available.

ideas4writers lifetime members: this ebook is included in your membership. You can download it from the members’ home page after logging in at www.ideas4writers.co.uk.

The Date-A-Base Book 2018 (preview edition)

Sunday, 10 July 2016

The Date-A-Base Book 2018 (preview edition) is now available to download from our members’ home page. Over 190 pages of anniversaries in 2018 for you to write about and make money from. (And get a good head start on everyone else!)

The preview contains 99% of the newsworthy birth and death anniversaries in 2018, plus some notable events that we copied across from previous editions.

Note: This edition is for ideas4writers lifetime members only.

If you aren’t a member yet, join here (for a very reasonable one-time-only fee): www.ideas4writers.co.uk/join.htm and get all 40 of our e-books!

The full version will go on sale in October.

ebook give-a-way: The Date-A-Base Book 2015

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

The Date-A-Base Book 2015The Date-A-Base Book 2015 is nearing the end of its shelf-life so we’re giving it away to anyone who wants it.

Click here to download (PDF)

 

About The Date-A-Base Book series

Each annual edition gives details of thousands of newsworthy and notable historic anniversaries for you to write about and make money from.

The Date-A-Base Books are used by writers, journalists, broadcasters, film-makers, event planners, speakers, teachers and more.

The editions for 2016 and 2017 are also available.

Announcing: The Date-A-Base Book 2017!

Friday, 14 August 2015

The Date-A-Base Book 2016 and 2017We are pleased to announce that The Date-A-Base Book 2017 is now available. (And The Date-A-Base Book 2016 is still available if you haven’t got yours yet!)

The 2017 edition gives details of more than 3,800 newsworthy and notable anniversaries that will occur between January and December 2017, including significant events, discoveries and inventions, and famous births and deaths.

It’s the ideal reference/source book for writers, journalists, film-makers, editors, producers, researchers, teachers, students, speakers and event planners.

Perfect for writing newspaper and magazine articles, TV/radio features and documentaries, organising events and exhibitions, and much more.

For more information (including a complete sample chapter) please click on the links below:

The Date-A-Base Book 2017
The Date-A-Base Book 2016

ideas4writers lifetime members: you can download both of these books free of charge from the Members’ home page. You’ll need to log in at www.ideas4writers.co.uk using your email address and password.

Find out more about becoming a member here (there’s a one-time-only membership fee to join).

The Date-A-Base Book 2016 sorted by date

Monday, 8 June 2015

cover16_3dBy popular request…

The Date-A-Base Book 2016 is now available in an alternative format where the entries are sorted by date (i.e. all the 1st Jan entries come first, then all the 2nd Jan entries, etc.)

 

ideas4writers lifetime members can download it right now from the members’ home page.

For everyone else: we’ll send you both versions (chronological and sorted by date) when you buy the ebook edition.

The printed version is only available in chronological order.

Full details here: www.ideas4writers.co.uk/2016

(We’re currently working on the 2017 edition. We’ll announce it here as soon as it’s ready – approximately 1 month to go.)

The easiest way to make a living as a writer

Saturday, 28 February 2015
Your next writing room?

Why doesn’t your office look like this?

Last Monday I started writing a short article about how you could use our Date-A-Base Books to make a living as a writer. It grew and grew and by Thursday it had become a book – and I think you’ll like it!

I’m giving away the PDF version for the next 7 days, so grab a copy now and share it while you can. I’ll then create a Kindle version which will be free for 5 days (the PDF version will disappear because Amazon insists on exclusivity.) After that it will be added to our order form as a paid product.

The book is called Ditch Your Day Job – the easiest way to make a living as a writer. If you know anyone who hates their job, needs a second income, or wants to be a writer but doesn’t have the time to do anything about it, please send them a copy.

The first part of the book (about 15 pages) explains exactly how to do it, and the second part contains the complete chapter for September from The Date-A-Base Book 2015 (well over 300 anniversaries) so you can get to work straight away. There are also some links to article-writing courses in case you need help getting started.

As with The Fastest Way to Write Your Book, there are all sorts of clever bits, time-savers and cheats, which mean you can make a good living from writing while not having to do much work. Plus there’s a guarantee that you’ll get paid for everything you write. All of which means you’ll have plenty of time to work on your novel or screenplay or whatever you’d most like to write, while having an independent income, being able to write anywhere (such as at the beach) and not having to do a job you hate.

Download your free copy of the PDF version here.

(Don’t forget to forward a copy to everyone that you think would benefit from it.)

Announcing: The Date-A-Base Book 2016!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

The Date-A-Base Book 2015 and 2016We are pleased to announce that The Date-A-Base Book 2016 is now available. (And The Date-A-Base Book 2015 is still available if you haven’t got yours yet!)

The 2016 edition gives details of more than 3,450 newsworthy and notable anniversaries that will occur between January and December 2016, including significant events, discoveries and inventions, and famous births and deaths.

It’s the ideal reference/source book for writers, journalists, film-makers, editors, producers, researchers, teachers, students, speakers and event planners.

Perfect for writing newspaper and magazine articles, TV/radio features and documentaries, organising events and exhibitions, and much more.

For more information (including a complete sample chapter) please click on the links below:

The Date-A-Base Book 2016
The Date-A-Base Book 2015

ideas4writers lifetime members: you can download both of these books free of charge from the Members’ home page. You’ll need to log in at www.ideas4writers.co.uk using your email address and password.

Find out more about becoming a member here (there’s a one-time-only membership fee to join).

The Date-A-Base Book 2016 – preview

Saturday, 30 August 2014

We are pleased to announce that The Date-A-Base Book 2016 (preview edition) is now available – exclusively for ideas4writers lifetime members.

This edition gives details of over 1,500 notable births and deaths that will occur during 2016. (It contains very few events, discoveries or inventions as we’re still working on those.)

All the dates have been cross-checked and confirmed, but the book has not yet been fully formatted or proofread. It’s a bit rough-and-ready, but perfectly usable, and if you’re itching to get ahead of the competition and write about anniversaries in 2016 then you’ll find this just the thing.

ideas4writers lifetime members: download your copy now from the members’ home page at www.ideas4writers.co.uk – you’ll need to log in first.

Non-members: you can find out how to become a member here.
(Once you become a member you’ll also be able to download every edition we publish in the future, at no additional cost.)

The full version should be completed by 1st November.

The Date-A-Base Book 2015 now available

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

The Date-A-Base Book 2015We are delighted to announce that the long-awaited Date-A-Base Book 2015 (part 1: January to June) is now available.

Buy your copy today and we’ll send you Part 2 (July to December) as soon as it becomes available – at no additional cost. (Expected end of April.)

Part 1 features over 2,000 newsworthy and notable anniversaries in 2015 – events, discoveries, inventions, births, deaths, etc – for you to write about and make money from. (And there will be another 2,000+ anniversaries in part 2.)

Here’s the link to get your copy:
www.ideas4writers.co.uk/2015

(Or if you’re a lifetime member of ideas4writers, log in to the members’ area at www.ideas4writers.co.uk to download your free copy.)

ideas4writers publications update

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Lots of you are asking when The Date-A-Base Book 2015 will be published.

The bad news is we just don’t know – there’s still a huge amount of work left to do on it, even though we’ve been working on it for 7 months and these books usually only take 3 months to produce. This is mainly due to the worsening accuracy of information available online, which is making cross-checking each entry much harder and more time-consuming, since formerly trusted sources can no longer be trusted.

The good news is that the first half (January to June) is just about done, so we’re going to do what we did with the 2013 edition and split it into two parts. Part 1 should be available (in PDF format) before the end of February – and hopefully by the end of next week.

Rather than sell the two parts separately (which got a bit complicated last time), we’re going to sell part 1 for the usual price (£8.99) and then send the full version (when it’s ready) free of charge to everyone who buys part 1.

While you’re waiting, how about entering a short story competition? Our book How to Win Short Story Competitions is on sale this month for just 99p for the PDF edition or 77p for the Kindle edition.

(You can read Kindle books on any PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet – no Kindle device required. There’s a link to the free Kindle app on every Kindle book page on Amazon’s website.)


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