How to self publish. (Creating a publishing checklist. Part Two.)

How to self publish. (Creating a publishing checklist. Part Two.) In a previous blog, we covered the publishing steps taken up to formatting. In today’s blog I will talk a little about the steps after that and what happens up to publishing and beyond. Decide on a price With paperbacks this is partly dictated by … More How to self publish. (Creating a publishing checklist. Part Two.)

Softly, softly. (The cautious approach to book launches.)

On Tuesday, almost two years on since I released Idle Threats, I launched my third novel, Life In The Balance. More accurately, I released it over a week ago but chose not to tell anybody. This may appear to be counterintuitive. Why wasn’t I shouting it from the rooftops? The answer is simple, I wanted … More Softly, softly. (The cautious approach to book launches.)

Enthused, amused and educated. (My review of the Sunderland Literature & Creative Writing Festival)

In July I visited my first ever Literature Festival in Ampthill. I had a great time but all the way through I was thinking ahead to October where my home city, Sunderland was holding its first combined Literature and Creative Writing Festival. Not only were there going to be some great acts, I was also … More Enthused, amused and educated. (My review of the Sunderland Literature & Creative Writing Festival)

Ampthill LitFest 2016

A couple of months back I got a text from my brother. ‘Are you the one who mentioned that you like the author Chris Brookmyre?’ ‘Yes,’ I replied, ‘he’s my favourite author and I’ve read all of his books, why do you ask?’ ‘He’s appearing in the Literature Festival in the town where I live.’ … More Ampthill LitFest 2016