If you haven’t read Where the Crawdads Sing, I think you may have heard of it. At the last count it had 53,000 ratings on a certain review site (which I assume equates to many, many more sales) or you could check it out on the ‘unaffiliated’ Goodreads. I’m not going to write a full … Continue reading Sometimes a novel sings, but will it fly? Of Crawdads and River Songs.
The launch party on April 14th was followed by such a busy two weeks of book and family events it has taken me until now to take stock of ‘life after publication’ and what comes next. Because the launch, as Linen Press reminds me, is just the beginning. What strikes me first of all … Continue reading Feeling the love and spreading the word
There’s nothing to whet the appetite for a book launch like boxes of of the long-awaited book. But although you might not notice from this photo, these two consignments aren’t quite the same. How come? Our proof copies of Blink (this is its stable name by the way, books are like race-horses in that respect) … Continue reading Opening the book box. A tale of two covers.
An apparently random ‘like’ on a Facebook post mentioning In the Blink of an Eye last week reminded me of the answer to a question I’m often asked. ‘Why did you go with Linen Press?’ It also illustrates how social media does work for writers, though not always in the ways we expect. Blogging – remember … Continue reading Social Media for Writers (1): the slow burn
What author doesn’t long to see the book they have laboured over out in the world between shiny covers? And how many authors get the cover they want? One of the biggest gambles in the writer’s mind when he/she gives a book over to the publisher is how the cover design will turn out and … Continue reading Cover Story: not the usual way to design a book cover but it worked