The news that Amazon's CreateSpace is being swallowed up by Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing spurred me into action yesterday, a little. The first thing I did was contact KDP with a few questions. While I awaited their reply, I set about researching an alternative. CreateSpace was always the paperback arm of Amazon's self-publishing platform. KDP … Continue reading It’s all so complicated!
I have a new platform for my digital editions. At the moment, only Diary of a Scaredy Cat has been migrated over. But eventually, all of my ebooks in various formats will be available from Pronoun, apart from those traditionally published. Hardbacks will still originate on Lulu and paperbacks will still be over on CreateSpace. … Continue reading News: new platform for digital editions
*** shameless self-plug alert *** I set myself the goal of reading and reviewing 52 writing guides over the year. Here is book 24. I couldn't complete a series on writers' guides without at least including a plug for my own. Especially as it's the first in a series, and especially as I've been getting … Continue reading 52 books in 52 weeks: Diary of a Scaredy Cat
Some of you have been waiting for this ... and today's the day you can finally get hold of Diary of a Scaredy Cat: a year in the life of a frightened writer. The writer's guide, with exercises, is available in paperback, for £5.99, and on Kindle, for £2.99. Overseas markets will follow in a … Continue reading Out now! Diary of a Scaredy Cat
March has been a bit busy ... apologies for going AWOL. Nothing has been wrong, all is well. I've just been really, really busy. The month began with the tail end of an editing job finally delivered on 7 March. It was followed almost immediately with two new editing jobs from lovely-already-boss, and a proofreading … Continue reading Update
I'm so excited, I always am when I'm about to start a new project I've been mulling over in my head. The plan was to start the new project in January, but sickness in us and various members of the family put paid to that. So then the plan moved to February, but then I … Continue reading When a new project begins
January has not been a great start to 2017 for me, work-wise. I've been lazy, unmotivated and easily distracted. I think the biggest problem was I didn't set myself a total word-count target for the month and, as a result, I've written hardly anything. I have had one book each in from two clients, one … Continue reading January round-up
The news that yet another short story magazine has closed its doors to all but a privileged few has knocked me sideways somewhat this past week. It's not a market I've had a lot of success with, but it's a good market to target anyway and at least the result is a completed short story … Continue reading New beginnings (*** list alert ***)