Category Archives: independent publishing

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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Interview with Kay Leitch

Check out Indie Author land to read their interview with me, and all about Treasure This. The cover came out nice, too! Here are some parts of the interview: Treasure This is a murder mystery… whodunit… thriller kind of novel, … Continue reading

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THINKING OF INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING?

It’s been a good year for independent publishing. Mark Coker of Smashwords is feeling confident for the future, as is Electrik Inc. But what about the many stages writers go through before they press the button that uploads their print … Continue reading

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