Idiots? No, books on Amazon. Apparently there’s an idiot born every minute, which unfortunately seems about right, but this blog is about publishing. So with a mountain of new books being published by both Indie authors and traditional publishers every few minutes, how can you get your book noticed? There’s nothing like typing the… Continue reading One Born Every 5 Minutes
I recently read a piece by Richard Lea in The Guardian Books Blog about how self-publishing may well be a revolution for writers, but that the same might not be true for readers. It wasn’t so much the article itself, as the comments that inspired me to make the following points:- Readers, please don’t make… Continue reading Why Readers Should Go Indie
As part of my series featuring inspiring Indie Authors, I’m delighted to welcome the very talented Michelle Muckley to my blog. She has proven, after self-publishing three novels with another one on the way, how authors can build their own writing career from scratch – with no small amount of commitment, passion and downright perseverance!… Continue reading Indie Author Spotlight (Part Three)
I remember watching Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova pick up the Oscar for Best Original Song for the movie ‘Once’, and the thing that struck me most about his acceptance speech was his parting comment; Make art. Over the past few months, I’ve been reading a lot about the rise of self-publishing in relation to… Continue reading Make Art!
As part of my ‘behind the scenes’ look at self-published authors, I’m delighted to welcome Jamie Baywood – author of ‘Getting Rooted in New Zealand’. Jamie chats about how her own life experience provided the inspiration for her novel and the learning curve that is self-publishing. A Californian girl who went to New Zealand to… Continue reading Indie Author Spotlight (Part Two)