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 As an unpublished author it was … Continue reading Author platform – who needs it?
So what is Love a Happy Ending exactly? An online community, a marketing venture, an author network? Even when I had bought my ticket for the Summer Audience (just up the road in picturesque Tetbury and £25 a ticket with lunch – I mean, what’s not to like?) I’m not sure I could have told you. Having … Continue reading Ta-da! A day out brings a happy beginning
Sometimes the question of what is an indie book needs a closer look. Does it have to be published by the author? What if the author has given it an imprint? What if it’s published by a teeny weeny publisher and has limited distribution? I rather like the definition suggested by the Indie e-book review … Continue reading Cotton Clouds
This week I entered a self-publisher’s competition which involved reading other people’s novels. As a marketing ploy I thought this wouldn’t work at all. I skim read like mad, searching for the answers to the relevant questions and paying little heed to the writing. The chance of my forking out for any of these books was … Continue reading What price the 70s?
With the e-revolution fully underway and many writers ‘going indie,’ there’s another shift in the publishing landscape: a new breed of publishing house is springing up, mainly offering e-publishing and inviting previously unpublished authors to submit. I know of several writers (all with decent writing c.v.s but who up to now have failed to get … Continue reading Getting published – a third way