It’s a truth universally acknowledged that indie and self-pub authors – or even authors with big publishers who don’t get the lion’s share of the promotional budget – will gripe at the amount of coverage given to those whose previous claims to fame guarantee them market saturation. I’m avoiding the word ‘celebrity’ because that smacks … Continue reading Promotion – how much is too much?
Meeting Debbie Young was one of those happy online occurrences that led to a real-world get-together where we talked non-stop for a good hour. (Who said writers were quiet types?) But even then I didn’t realise what a fascinating journalistic career career Debbie has had up to now. Now she is pursing her dream of fiction-writing, … Continue reading Non-fiction as the novelist’s apprenticeship
I’m not sure I ever set out to develop what is now called an author platform. I started to blog partly for fun and also because of an instinct that in the increasingly digital world (this was back in 2007) it would be good to have an online presence. As an unpublished author it was … Continue reading Author platform – who needs it?