The Author Exploitation Business

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
Writing is a glamorous occupation – at least from the outside. Popular depictions of our profession tend to leave out all the other stuff that comes with the territory: carpal tunnel syndrome, liver failure, penury, and madness. Okay, okay, I jest. I love being a writer. Sharing stories with the…

Lazy Literary Agents In Self-Publishing Money Grab via Argo Navis

In an earlier post I wrote about self-publishing (click here to read it), I proposed the possibility that the agents will be the losers in the self-publishing revolution. I reblogged this interesting post by David Gaughran: Lazy Literary Agents In Self-Publishing Money Grab via Argo Navis as it suggests some agents have found a way around this…

Self Publishing

I am thrilled I chose to self-publish. Click here or here for information about my book. I’m sure I would be spending hours sending out query letters and refining, refining, refining my synopsis AND story for the next ten years if self-publishing hadn’t been an option. I would also be VERY stressed. Instead, I’m in…

Researching Writing

When I first dreamed up the idea of writing a fictional story that would inform the world about why people choose home birth, (click here for that post) my idea was to fictionalise what happened to me. I was once one of the majority who believe that those who chose home birth were brave extremists.…

Thank You

At this point, I’d just like to send a virtual hug to my editor, Pam Berehulke. As well as editing, she formatted my Word doc. in such a way that loading it onto the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing site was a breeze. Thanks, Pam! Related articles Step by Step Scrivener to Kindle Tutorial (everythingscrivener.wordpress.com) The…