Category Archives: independent publishing

We Have The Technology

You’ve written the book. You’ve finished the rewrites, put it all aside for months and then read it over again. You decide it’s not too bad. Good, even. You’ll take a chance. So, you line-edit it, proofread it and send … Continue reading

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Uh Oh, She’s Back…

I apologise. Those of you who follow this blog may have noticed I haven’t been here for a while.  Yeah, I know – most of you’ll be shrugging, like: ‘Really, Dude? Didn’t even notice…’ 😀   That’s okay – I’m … Continue reading

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What Waterstones Can Teach Writers

Don’t you just love mavericks? Stephen Heyman writes on slate.com about how Waterstones’ fortunes changed for the better when Alexander Mamut, described by one broadsheet as: “The most powerful Oligarch you have never heard of”, bought Waterstone’s (when it had … Continue reading

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Successful Marketing for Writers

Any writer who wants to see patience and perseverance in action, read this piece by Claire Kirch in Publishers Weekly, on Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin. He self-published his children’s book The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep about five years ago, in … Continue reading

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PUBLISHERS AND PROFITS — The New Vanity Publishing

I’m sharing this excellent feature because of the many valid points Philip Gwyn Jones makes not just about writers being manipulated into self censorship, but how difficult it is for authors to earn a living -v- the PROFITS being made … Continue reading

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ON REJECTION

Take heart, it happens to us all. JK Rowling  talks to the HeraldScotland about her experience of rejection slips for her Harry Potter book as well as for her adult books. Some rejections weren’t so kind. And aren’t we all … Continue reading

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Publishers Open To Submissions

I’ve been committed to professional independent publishing since I sat round a table with the three other founder members of Electrik Inc and we agreed we would not only write our own books, we would edit, line edit, proofread and … Continue reading

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