Perhaps the first point about being indie is that it isn’t easy for the uninitiated…
Louise Wise is another writer who is reaping the benefits of the e-revolution. She and I ‘met’ at YouWriteOn.com as part of their print-published stable and I’ve always enjoyed her wit, not only in the forums but in her novels as well. I thought it was time she sat in the Big Red Chair, so here she is…
I’m a member of a peer-review site called Youwriteon.com, the same organisation that publishes my books in print. Over the years I’ve seen Lexi Revellian’s acute opinion appear on the forums but she would disappear as quickly as she had arrived.
As I ponder the future of my novels and my writing after such a heart-warming response yesterday, I do feel that in the interests of fairness I should point out a few things about the consultancy with whom I have been working.
I’ve just uploaded The Sheriff’s Collector to Wattpad which provides free downloads to mobile phone apps. Urged to do this by a fan of Guy of Gisborne, I thought long and hard about it. For months I’ve been reading all the intel on the internet about e-books and what will happen to bookstores and publishing when these new mechanisms really start to fly.
With absolutely no disrespect to anyone in any area of publishing, I want to know why there is such a dispute raging over the internet about whether one is really ‘published’ if one has gone down the POD, vanity or self-publishing route.
There was a great blog today from a guest blogger on Nathan Bransford:
Worth reading because it lists all the excuses people use not to write. I know I’m a victim of the ‘but’ days. There’s too much housework, I need to do some cooking, I’m needed on the farm, or worst of all . . . I can’t be bothered today!