Indie Author Part Six – Marketing

Indie Publishing is a journey. Every day I learn something new, often something I didn’t know that I didn’t know. Exactly a year ago I published a blog post “Indie Publishing: Part Five – The Belly of The Whale” (it’s still live on WordPress and you can read it here, as well as Indie Publishing PartsContinue reading “Indie Author Part Six – Marketing”

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Art Practice and Deadlines

Today I want to talk about Art Practice and Deadlines. I really hate the term “Art Practice” but I can’t think of a better term so I’m stuck with it. All artists have some kind of art practice. Whether you are an illustrator who draws daily or a painter who keeps an Art Journal; ArtContinue reading “Art Practice and Deadlines”

Indie Publishing: Part Five – The Belly of the Whale

One of the most useful things I learnt at university, in relation to writing, was archetypes. I had a fantastic teacher who was fundamental in my education of archetypal characters and stories. She will never be able to understand how much she effected my own journey and how she influenced my writing. Archetypal characters andContinue reading “Indie Publishing: Part Five – The Belly of the Whale”

Launching Your Book And What To Do Next

If you’re still here reading my advice, then I’m really grateful that you’ve stuck with me this long. If this is the first time you’ve come to look at my blog, then Hi! Over the last month an a half-ish I’ve been discussing why and how I indie-published The Kingston Chronicles. After I received myContinue reading “Launching Your Book And What To Do Next”

Indie Publishing – Part Three: How I Published – Continued

To follow on from my last post, today I’m going to discuss reviewing your manuscript with Createspace. I made a lot of errors on my first manuscript proof so I feel like I have some wisdom I can share here. Once you’ve submitted your manuscript Createspace reviews your manuscript for compatibility with their software. FromContinue reading “Indie Publishing – Part Three: How I Published – Continued”

Indie Publishing – Part Two: How I Published

Last time I posted I discussed why I chose Indie Publishing and how I came to that decision. Today I am going to discuss how I self-published. Before I do so I am going to point out that there are many different ways to self-publish, as there are reasons to self-publish, so if you areContinue reading “Indie Publishing – Part Two: How I Published”

Indie Publishing – Part One: Why I chose Indie Publishing

I am going to preface this post with a disclaimer. I do not have official qualifications in publishing. I am simply a writer who chose to self-publish. My education is in writing not publishing and the information given here about self-publishing is what I learnt from my own experience and is in no way comprehensiveContinue reading “Indie Publishing – Part One: Why I chose Indie Publishing”