Digital Publishing · Self-publishing · Social Media

Company in my Solitude

I’ve always been a bit of a recluse in my heart of hearts. I don’t like social occasions much, and only just about find them tolerable with a drink or two inside me. I don’t like big crowds and noise. I prefer to connect with just one or two people at a time and, even… Continue reading Company in my Solitude

Digital Publishing · Self-publishing

Free and Low-cost Author Resources

If you’re publishing your own books, sooner or later you might find yourself facing a very tricky conundrum. Self-publishing costs money, at least if you’re trying to do it properly; it can cost a whole dizzying heap of money. Paying for editing and proofreading and book covers can make a very severe dent in your bank… Continue reading Free and Low-cost Author Resources

Digital Publishing · Publishing · Self-publishing · Social Media · Writers

Blogs, Copyright, and Keeping your Nose Clean

If you’re reading these words, there’s a very good chance that you’re a writer. In these days of PoD, digital publishing, and free and instantly-available blogs, there’s also a good chance that you’re published in some form or another. Do you, like most writers, assert your copyright? Or do you distribute your works under the… Continue reading Blogs, Copyright, and Keeping your Nose Clean

Books · Digital Publishing · Pre-publication · Publishing · Self-publishing

Front to Back

I’m currently in the process of giving my books a facelift. I’m not reworking the actual contents (apart from clearing up a few minor typos and formatting problems), just trying to make them look more attractive and professional. The process so far has given me a thumping headache, and a renewed respect for publishers. Getting… Continue reading Front to Back

Digital Publishing · Self-publishing · The Writing Process

Time, Dr Who, and Writing – or Not, as the Case May Be

I sometimes swear I’m caught up in some kind of bizarre Dr Who-style time-bending experiment. I don’t know what’s happened to the space-time continuum, but it just doesn’t seem to be functioning as it once did. I can remember a time when the temporal gap between one Christmas and the next lasted for about –… Continue reading Time, Dr Who, and Writing – or Not, as the Case May Be