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Books at the Ikon

Last Saturday I was at the Birmingham Independent Book Fair, at the Ikon Gallery (organised by Writing West Midlands. Thanks guys!).

It was a great opportunity to meet readers, visitors and gallery staff as well as network with fellow authors and independent publishers. 248 more words

Birmingham Indepedent Book Fair

I visited the Birmingham Independent Book Fair on Saturday, and I promised a post about it on twitter, so here we are.

The fair was hosted at the… 435 more words


Independent Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Pros and Cons

After months or years of writing and rewriting, editing and revising, reworking and polishing, you’ve finally done it—you’ve completed your novel! You have your manuscript in hand, substantial in heft, ready for the next step. 1,138 more words


A is for Amazon

There’s no getting around it. Amazon is the biggest retailer for independent publishers. Amazon is pretty much it.

This is both pretty exciting, because how great it is to have direct access to potential readers, and pretty unnerving, because who likes to deal with what could become a monopolistic player in a very short time. 358 more words


A sugar-coated turd is still a turd.

The below article, which was published in The Independent Publishing Magazine recently, is an innocent-looking, apparently informative and helpful piece BUT HERE BE TYGERS. I read it with growing concern until my fears were found to be on track: This John Hunt Publishing reveals right at the end that it charges an average of US$1,600 for any books they decide won’t sell well enough to pass some unspecified floor of sales. 216 more words

Writing & Publishing

Support Indi Authors.

Did you get an e-book settlement? Because you were overcharged when buying e-books from traditional publishers?

Then consider this: Don’t give them your money back! 156 more words


I have just turned in my review for Paullina Simon’s Bellagrand. Ohhhh….it’s a heart breaker. Similar to The Bronze Horseman. Hold on to your hearts if you decide to read it, and I will post the review here after the May issue of The… 290 more words