For many years it was my ambition to write a book. I wasn’t particularly bothered about publishing it – I just wanted to write it. I knew that I wanted to focus on relationships that end in murder! And I wondered if there was every an occasion when murder could be justified. Finally I found time to write, and it was a complete pleasure. The complexity of the plot, and ensuring that everything ties together was great fun.
But then – when it’s finished – what do you do with it? I was under pressure from my various readers to get it published, but I didn’t really have much heart for chasing agents and all that went with it. I was offered a publishing deal, but it somehow didn’t feel right and I wasn’t comfortable with the company. So I did nothing.
And then just recently I decided that as it’s just sitting on my computer, I may as well publish it for the Kindle. Easy, I thought! Well – I think it IS easy if you go the simple route. But I want the book to be as professionally presented as possible. And not just for the Kindle – for other e-book formats as well. And whilst I’m at it, what about blogs, Twitter, Facebook, web page? So I’m going all the way!
This blog aims to give people a bit of an insight into the joys of publishing an e-book, together with as many tips as I can find along the way. It is created from my own experience, with the intention of making it easier for other authors to make the most of their indie publishing venture. The blogs are listed in full on the HOME page of the site, but then divided into chapters which may be more helpful under the AUTHOR HELP section.
Finally, I discovered that although there are many reviews in the US who will write a free of charge review, this was not the case in the UK – or at least, not as far as I could discover. And so I am beginning a project to write reviews for other UK writers. Please see the REVIEW section of this blog. Although I will be putting the reviews on this site – it won’t have the number of readers that authors will want. So I will publish the reviews to either Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com – whichever is preferred by the author.
I would love to received your comments – please keep them coming!