Frankly, I’m still wrapping my head about all the options in self-publishing. When someone asked me which self-publishing platform I’d recommend, I realised I really needed to do some digging. Amazon, I’d heard of before, of course, but what about the rest? What about Gumroad, or crowdfunding or Smashwords? I hadn’t a scoobie so I…Read More. . .
My story starts with J.K Rowling… Literary Scouts know a lot, but they’re not mind readers. It was my first week as a Scout at what was then Anne Louise Fisher’s agency (now Eccles Fisher), and the office was buzzing. Constant phone calls. It was the buzz of publishers from around the world; the news…Read More. . .
This post was written for Writer Unboxed Dial back a good few years, and I had just put the phone down with an agent. I had acquired the UK rights for Never Fall Down, by Patricia McCormick, a powerful, hard-hitting book about a boy escaping the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. I know, cheery stuff. But to…Read More. . .
It was around 2009, I was an editor at Quercus, and a young adult author Cat Clarke was publishing her debut novel with us. We were still 6 months from publication, and my inbox was getting what I thought was a series of spam email. Entangled by Cat Clarke Turns out I was getting emails…Read More. . .
A first in the series of Publishing Uncovered interviews. Our first interview is with Kirsten Armstrong, a former editor at Penguin Random House Kirsten worked as an editor for 7 years, including at David Fickling Books and Penguin Random House. After editing hundreds of children’s fiction books, she now works as Creative Manager at Unicef…Read More. . .
‘Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.’ Groucho Marx Tim Ferriss, Ramit Sethi, Gary Vaynerchuk, James Altucher and Seth Godin are Titans of Publishing. In my research about bestselling authors, their names kept coming up. Who are they? And they’re all entrepreneurs-turned-authors. They write…Read More. . .
I was recently invited to a party by a good friend of mine. An entrepreneur. I arrived late and stood at the edge of the room. I’ve worked with startups in my previous jobs, and I’ve been to a gazillion entrepreneur events, they sort of blend into a blur of bland pitches and egos. But…Read More. . .