Tag : ebook

Written on Nov, 09, 2012 by in | 2 Comments.

Hello all! To celebrate the launch of Ocean of Dust on ebook, I am running a competition below. I am giving away 6 free copies of the book, representing the 6 years it took from first word to publication. A week from now I will announce the lucky winners, who may choose from all leading ebook formats. Tell your friends! Good …

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Some pundits have said that self-publishing is the easy way out, for someone who can’t handle a “real” publishing contract. Well I’m not going to go into that open-ended debate here, but I would like to explain how doing it all yourself is far from easy! I’ve not been sleeping well recently. My mind has been churning through the hundreds of …

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Written on Jun, 03, 2012 by in | 9 Comments.

Background This is not a “my way is better than yours” post, so please indulge me while I explain how I got to where I am now. Back in January, I completed the final draft of OCEAN OF DUST, my YA fantasy, and spent ages preparing my query letter. I carefully selected agents and sent out a bunch of queries, …

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Written on Apr, 01, 2012 by in , | Leave a comment

As more and more authors move away from traditional publishing, to publish themselves (selfpub) on ebook, many have predicted the total collapse of the agent & publisher system, at least for fiction. Selfpub is compelling to authors, allowing them total control over the process, and nearly all of the profit too. So what role is there for publishers and agents? …

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