This is a guest post by Dr Teika Bellamy. When an author first receives the news that a publisher...Read More
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Your book is finished.
Self-publish or face the submissions rollercoaster?
Most writers would still prefer to be trade-published.
A few bag a deal quickly.
Some fall faster than Alton Towers’s Oblivion.
For most it’s a long, bumpy ride.
If you’re on that ride or about to begin you’re not alone.
Strap yourself in and come with me on my trip.Read More
I knew that I couldn’t write. I’d sent manuscripts to publishers twice in my teens, and they’d both been rejected, which proved that I had no talent. I still scribbled down my poems and stories, but I accepted that they’d never give pleasure to anyone but me, and that I was being self-indulgent and probably pretentious in writing them.
Eight years since last feeling like that, I’ve had over 200 poems and stories published, won 14 writing competitions and awards, and had two poetry collections published by small presses. My first novel, Pride and Regicide, is out in a few months from the prestigious publisher Crooked Cat. I still get rejections all the time, smile ruefully and carry on.Read More
This is a guest post by Cathy Bryant. There are hundreds of writing competitions held every year, often with tempting prizes, yet many writers don’t enter. There might be good reasons for this in some cases, but I’ve...Read More
Rebecca Ann Smith is the author of Baby X, the story of Alex Mansfield, the doctor behind a project to grow a human foetus inside an artificial uterus. When she goes on the run — and takes the new baby with her — the...Read More
In June this year my first novel, Baby X, was published by a small independent press that didn’t have a lot of money to spend on the launch, or on marketing and PR. In fact, as I’ve written about in other posts, you may well be...Read More
Traditional publishing covers a range of types of experience anyway, from Big Five to small press. The point of this post is not to compare traditional publishing with self-publishing and declare one better than the other....Read More
Cathy Bryant worked as a life model, civil servant and childminder before becoming a professional writer. She has won fourteen literary awards, and her work has appeared in over 200 publications. Cathy has had two poetry...Read More
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