9 years since I published the Princelings of the East. It seems a very long time ago, now, and I feel like a different person from the embarrassed pseudo-author I was then. But this is my IWSG post for December,
Happy New Year! It’s the first Wednesday of the month, in fact, of the new year, so it’s Insecure Writers Support Group again. Thank you to all who make this gathering happen, especially our hosts this month: Tyrean Martinson, The Cynical
subtitled: How to edit yourself into print One of the most helpful books I’ve read. Distils each of the main issues into easily assimilated chapters, with good ‘before and after’ examples, checklists, and exercises. I suspect some editors could do
If you’re an independent author and publish on KDP, you’ll have seen this in their July newsletter. It’s a video of authors trying to describe what it’s like to be an indie author in five words or less. I think.
This is something I sometimes think about, being an indie author. If you haven’t published any books, you don’t have any income from them, so you don’t need to worry about the tax implications. But if you have, then either
At the end of February I went to the London Author Fair. This was for authors of all flavours, not just those interested in self-publishing, despite the heavy presence of Createspace, KDP, Kobo and Nook. And Blurb, which I hadn’t
I’m sure Chuck Wendig can be blamed for a lot of things, particularly my flash fiction. Ok, I’ll take responsibility for that myself, but he sets the challenges each week. No, this time it was his excellent blog on being
Launching a book is an odd experience. You work so hard for so long, editing, checking, proofing, working with your team on the cover design as well. When the moment finally came to press ‘publish’ I did so with fingers