Assisted Self-Publishing

I’d been wondering what the recent explosion in self-publishing was going to mean for traditional publishers and, in particular, for literary agents. It’s been all too obvious lately with what it’s doing to bookshops. Several big chains have unfortunately gone under due to the rise in ebooks – Borders in the US and Angus and… Continue reading Assisted Self-Publishing

Xinxii

I signed up with Xinxii today. OK , so what’s Xinxii? Xinxii is a digital self-publishing platform which launched in Germany in 2008, and began operating in English last year. It allows you to sell your documents in up to 15 different formats. Xinxii evolved from CEO Dr Andrea Shober’s publishing company, which focussed on… Continue reading Xinxii

Cover Story

I have a cover for Oh Auntie, the first book I’ll be self-publishing on Kindle. Here it is. It’s important to check how this will look in black and white, since this is how it will appear on the Kindle itself. Obviously it’s in colour on Amazon’s sales page. The text on this particular version… Continue reading Cover Story

Some Nuggets – 40K Submissions and Best-Selling Ebook Genres

Amongst my Tweets today was one from 40 K saying they are looking for submissions of novelettes and novellas in the following areas: Sci-fi Mystery Thriller Horror Noir “Smart” romance Paranormal romance “Smart” chick-lit. A couple of definitions to help you here: Novelette (a term first used by Robert Schumann for a piece of music)… Continue reading Some Nuggets – 40K Submissions and Best-Selling Ebook Genres

Nearly Ready to Self-Publish

I’m just about ready to self-publish my first book on Kindle. The book is Oh Auntie! that I wrote in 2005 and which was published by Mentor Press in Ireland. I’ve updated it slightly and am rereleasing it since the copyright has reverted to me when Mentor pulled out of the children’s publishing market. It’s… Continue reading Nearly Ready to Self-Publish