We are delighted to announce the launch of a new range of support packages specifically for writers!
You’ve finished your manuscript – what’s next?
Many writers make the mistake of sending their work off to Agents and Publishers before it is ready.
To give your work the best possible chance in a highly competitive market, you need to ensure that it looks as professional as it can be and that readers will want to know about it.
Here’s where Brilliant Fish can help! We work with writers through all stages of the publishing process and have developed a range of specifically designed support packages.
Our aim at Brilliant Fish is to use our expertise to provide excellent support for writers entering the world of publication. We are all about jargon-free, professional, warm and brilliant key message communication.
Please visit our Writers page for more details and call Liz on 01202 747136 to discuss how we can create a bespoke package ideal for your individual needs.
We are excited to announce publication of The Butterfly Collector by Adam Dickson! His first novel is available on Kindle and in paperback from www.amazon.co.uk
Here’s the blurb:
What happens when everything you have is not enough?
Restless property developer, Peter Calliet, meets Natalie, a sullen young artist at a party and an obsession begins that has echoes of his troubled past. Peter has everything in terms of material success and security. The obligatory fast car, lucrative contracts with his powerfully connected father’s property empire and a plush renovated flat. Devoted fiancée, Claudia, expects to move in and marriage is imminent. But Peter has a dark past that taints his movements. Starting an affair with Natalie, who has an equally disturbed background, can only lead to more heartache. If Claudia discovers that Peter has been seeing Natalie, her dream world will be destroyed, adding to his burden of guilt. But even that can’t stop him. The secure and rewarding life he has worked so hard to achieve begins to unravel.
Liz has been able to provide the following support to Adam on his road to publication:
- Advice on presentation
- Preparing and uploading the text file ready for self-publication
- Advice and practical help using social media for marketing
- Planning the book launch
Details of the book launch very soon!
It is a privilege to be working with Helen who has written Tough, But Very Blessed, an inspirational and entertaining book about her life with Cerebral Palsy.
Liz is helping Helen promote the book using social media – Helen is able to use a specially adapted keyboard using her feet. Helen calls Liz ‘Big Sis’ which is a reference to Big Brother as Liz is keeping a close eye on how frequently Helen is tweeting and, by agreement, e-mails Helen to chase her up!!
The book is written in Helen’s own inimitable style, with lots of humour and tells of how she views having Cerebral Palsy, how she coped when she was diagnosed with cancer and how her faith keeps her going.
Tough, But Very Blessed is available to purchase from Helen’s website for £5 – www.helen-ross.com
An exhibition of illustrations and photographs from a project based in the historic Corfe Castle will run at the Lighthouse Poole from Friday 18th January – Saturday 9th March 2013.
The iconic landmark on the Dorset landscape was brought into the digital age with the launch of a new GPS-based game. iTrust Dorset was aimed at 11-16 year olds and the game, called Quest for the Crown, led players around the ruins and explored more about the history of the castle and the people that lived there.
Local not-for-profit organisations South West Artwork and Brilliant Fish worked in association with The National Trust in Dorset to deliver the innovative project that engaged people with their heritage The exhibition will showcase illustrations by artist Kevin Scully that were incorporated within the game.
Laura Mulhern, Director of South West Artwork explains: “We were looking to bring digital creativity together with the wonderful heritage in our area and to encourage younger people to get involved in a way that appeals to them. The game gave players choices of which action to take as they negotiated their way round the castle to liberate King Henry’s Crown from the Guards.” She continues: “Quest for the Crown was a fantastic way to bring the history of Corfe Castle to life using digital technology.”
The pilot project has now been completed and the game is currently under development for relaunch in 2013. For more details of the exhibition, call Lighthouse on 0844 406 8666.
Brilliant Fish are delighted to be offering PR support to Sue Pledge from New Horizons, managing their social media accounts and advising on the marketing of some really interesting podcasts covering issues such as “How to survive Divorce” and a “Guide to a successful interview”.
If you are facing any kind of change in your life circumstances, Sue wants to help you to transform your situation so that you can face the future with hope, expectation and confidence.
Together with Roger Colmer, Sue also delivers Retirement Seminars that help those approaching retirement to prepare mentally, emotionally and practically – so that they can make the most of the opportunities ahead. They also offer personalised ‘one to one’ retirement planning.
From what started last June as Liz providing PR support to Taunton-based not-for-profit arts organisation, Superact, for their project called Bandstand Marathon, an ongoing relationship has developed with Liz being awarded a 3 day a week contract to support the whole organisation with PR and Communications.
Bandstand Marathon brings live music performance to bandstands and outdoor performance spaces across the UK- all at the same time on the same day, this year on 9th September 2012. The aim this year is for 500 events and the project is now the largest closing event of the London 2012 Festival.
Launch of the Bandstand Marathon 2012
Liz is proud to have co-ordinated the national launch of the project by Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Local Communities and Government in Colchester on Good Friday this year. She continues to raise the profile of the event at national level and even managed to get a mention on the Radio 2′s Chris Evans Breakfast Show!
In addition to the Bandstand Marathon, other Superact projects use creativity to improve the health and wellbeing of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities. They use artists and musicians, both amateur & professional, to deliver highly successful projects in the healthcare, education and criminal justice systems.
Liz manages the social media accounts and websites for Superact in addition to issuing Press Releases, liaison with local and national media on all projects and represents Superact with UK and European partners.
We are! Take a look at this story about how we found the lovely Laura from South West Artworks SWACIC whilst on Twitter and the exciting project that has developed as a result. We also follow Mark Shaw, who describes himself as the ‘Yoda of Twitter’ and when he tweeted that he wanted to feature success stories on his blog, we didn’t hesitate to send him ours!!