I snorted, as my great friend in California once said of some of my writing, snot when I read this piece in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jun/28/why-do-writers-need-agents-to-keep-track-of-the-rejections And I haven’t even got over the threshold into the literary agency’s offices! On the other hand, the Biome NE47 series seems to. be right in the thick of the… Continue reading What a strange life!
It seems, if I understand Nicholas Erik correctly (here an extended interview with him, outlining his approach to advertising on the Amazon platform), then I should be spending something between US$2000-3000 in a concerted campaign to get my work offered appropriately to a target audience. Well. I was delighted to receive an Economic Impact Payment… Continue reading Getting ready for advertising . . .
After a full day of finessing, the sort of day I used to think of as a normal 9-5 day, I’ve finally got a cover template and a nicely assimilated paperback version of the seventh draft of Biome NE47: A Novel up and ready to publish on the Amazon platform. I think, however, that I’ll… Continue reading The paperback is ready
It feels like a day to remember: when the first independent review for any of the Biome NE47 series went up on Amazon. Naturally, I hope there will be more to come, but it’s such a simple thing, a small fillip of joy for a writer to experience. Somebody has read the ‘words wot I… Continue reading The first review . . .
Increment by increment, inch by inch, the odyssey moves along. Today I’ve sent the main event, Biome NE47: A Novel, along to Amazon for pre-publishing. It’s live now for pre-orders, which gives me about two weeks to facilitate any final last-minute editing changes before it’s actually published. I’ve made so many changes to the original… Continue reading The journey continues . . .
I’m so delighted to be accepted in a new promotion out of BookFunnel, which is called ‘The End is Here.‘ This promotion is for post-apocalyptic books on Kindle, and it goes live out to the mailing lists of participating authors on the 14th of June through and into July. I will share the promotion to… Continue reading Hope in post-apocalyptic times
What does this cover say? I’ve always felt, while writing the first two novels of this Biome NE47 series, that I was attempting to create a science fiction scenario with frank literary aspirations. That is, the characters in my books are dealing with a post-apocalyptic scenario within normal human parameters, as exemplified by their behaviour,… Continue reading Finding the right genre
According to JerichoWriters.com and the kind advice proffered there as to the best way to market and promote one’s novelistic efforts, I’m doing everything right. But I sense that I’m stuck, rather. It’s been quite a delight to receive 10 copies of Prequel from Amazon press, all nicely printed and presented, as a final package… Continue reading Languishing without comments . . .