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!
Last week I had a proper ol' blitzing of the work in progress. Here's how I did: stitch everything together for the Cadbury book On Monday I added 2,728 words to the Cadbury book. On Tuesday I added 3,089 words. On Wednesday I added 1,617 words. On Thursday I added 1,900 words. And on Friday … Continue reading Round-up & to-do list
... Okay, so it's not really week 5, but it's the 5th week I've been able to allocate to the non-fiction book. I've honestly been so busy in the weeks since my last update. This is what comes of living on a farm (it can take 10 minutes just to get on and off the land when … Continue reading Diary of a non-fiction book: week 5 …
The day didn't get off to a great start. I've been fighting a cold and a "bit of a throat" for a couple of weeks and at the end of the week before last, I thought it had gone. However, come Wednesday evening, I started to get another "bit of a throat", and this time … Continue reading Diary of a non-fiction book: week 1 – day 1
I seem to be having a mid-week writing splurge - and long may it last. I've been very busy editing a heavy book, but I finished it and sent the queries back to the author. It did take longer than I thought it would, though. I'd hoped it would take around a week and it … Continue reading Having a splurge
I've not been idle this past week, in fact I've been very busy republishing and re-branding two old ones. Tales from Baggins Bottom: best bits books 1 & 2 were previously published "by Diane Parkin". Now they're both available "by Diane Wordsworth" in paperback (£5.99) and on Kindle (£2.99). If you go to my "buy … Continue reading Two more books available
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
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 ***)