It’s been a long road…
If you’re an indie author looking to self publish, there are definitely ways you can do it yourself at very low cost. Amazon KDP doesn’t charge, for one. But a self-published author faces a minefield of choices. There’s covers (and face it, people do judge books by their cover), editing, formatting, and of course marketing.Continue reading “What Every Author Should Know”
Every author gets to the point where they can finally write “The End” (then take a picture of their laptop and empty coffee cup for Instagram). And then, if they’re normal nitpicky humans, they’ll go over each chapter and rework it and change bits of it and look for errant commas. But then, there’s aContinue reading “Types of Editor – Which One Should You Choose?”
I’m so excited for my contributor copy to arrive. It’s taken a while, mostly because of Covid-19, but it’s nearly ready. In the meantime I’ve been editing small projects and twiddling my thumbs. Here’s hoping lockdown ends soon.
It doesn’t matter whether you are the most prudish reader or the sort to devour erotica with complete abandon, you have to have heard of the Fifty Shades trilogy. I hate, hate, hate the Fifty Shades trilogy. It’s not just the fact that BDSM is mistaken as controlling behaviour, stalking, and abuse; it’s just soContinue reading “It has to be said. E L James is the worst.”
I can’t stop laughing at it. Clearly this little creature is bent on world domination. You can tell, can’t you, by the set of her ears.
Looking back, I can’t believe that up until two years ago I had never heard of Mike Resnick, who was only the most decorated author in the science fiction short story genre. In total he garnered 162 award wins and nominations, including one Skylark, one Nebula, one Locus, and five Hugos. In celebration of hisContinue reading “Harry the Book is (Nearly) In.”
In the last couple of years, I’ve begun realising a dream. I’ve become involved in a small way with the publishing industry. And it is glorious. It all started with a chance meeting on a browser gaming site: my dear friend, as she is now, and I chatted for hours. We exchanged addresses and postedContinue reading “The Joy of Publishing”
Yes, a reference to both A Long and Winding Road and a Hard Day’s Night in one title. Sort of. Reading and books have always been my passion. I’ve secretly had a plan for putting down my fantasy world into some sort of literary shape, and sending it out into the world, ever since schoolContinue reading “Stealing Titles From the Beatles, or Why Insomnia has to be Stopped”
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