Reading and holidays go together like … well you can fill in your own favourite pairing, but how often does a book make a holiday or a holiday location add something to a book? And before settng off, how often do we look for something set in the country or area we’re visiting? Not long after … Continue reading A fictional trip around Scotland, starting with A Kettle of Fish
Having detached myself from the writing process and even the writing world for a month or two, I had no hesitation in dipping my toe back in the waters by helping at Hawkesbury Upton Litfest, organised by the Indefatigable (that’s a Homeric epithet by the way) Debbie Young in the Fox Inn. And I wasn’t in the least … Continue reading Local Litfest: it can be done!
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?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that in our brave new world of publishing (sorry, mixing my literary allusions here) the author has to sell as well as write. This is particularly the case if you are self or indie published, but I know for a fact that even friends signed up by the ‘big … Continue reading Selling your books – two great resources