It looks like a lot of people will be getting a tablet for Christmas, and if you're a comic fan this is good news!
We're back with baubles on.
It was a day of firsts, in all kinds of ways.
Tomorrow in Reading, the undead are rising.
Next Saturday, you have the chance to see me in public, reading from one of my Dead Files stories.
The nights are creeping up on you, a villain with cruel intent and an ice-cold heart. Continue reading My All Hallow’s Read: Satan’s Schoolgirls
For the second year running, I am not joining the magnificent, brave and crazy people that give up their Novembers in the pursuit of a novel. Continue reading Why I’m Not Doing Nanowrimo This Year
On my hols this week, so bloggery will be minimal. Howevs, I do have a couple of late-breaking news items. Continue reading News Bulletin
The one thing I’ve noticed about the wacky world of self-publishing is the sense of engagement that rapidly develops between author and audience. This has to happen. The writer can’t afford to be aloof from his or her readership. The buffer zone that an agent and publisher puts in place just isn’t there.
That’s part of the fun of the self-pub game, but it does mean that word-slingers like me have to extricate ourselves from our cocoon and get out and engage with people. As we tend to skew introvert, that’s kind of tricky, and if you’re a shy retiring flower like me, it’s difficult not to feel like some kind of huckster or hawker when all you’re trying to do is make people aware of the worth and value of your work.
With that in mind, let’s get on with the sales pitch.
Ok, relax. This is not going to be one of those posts where I talk about the inspiration, background and hilarious stories behind the tales on my new ebook, Untruths, in exhausting detail. That would be dreadful.
Instead, I wanted to answer the question quite a few people have already asked: how difficult is it to get an ebook published?
The answer is, of course–it depends.