Posted By Claire on July 11, 2012
This is not at all Tudor related (sorry!), but I know that many of you are author or aspiring authors so I wanted to do a shout-out for my latest project which is to do with publishing.
When Tim and I were researching publishing and self-publishing, we found it inspiring to read about other authors’ journeys and the strategies they used to take their book to market, to find readers and to make a success of their careers. We decided to interview some of the top indie authors around at the moment, asking questions like “What made you decide to self-publish?”, “What has been the most effective thing that you have done to promote your book?” and “What are your top tips for new indie authors?”, as we knew that the information would be helpful to other authors, both traditionally published and self-published.
34 authors agreed to help and they have all been incredibly giving of both their time and their strategies for success. We have compiled the interviews into a book, Interviews with Indie Authors: Top Tips from Successful Self-Published Authors, which is due out on the 31st July. 50% of the royalties will be going to charity, divided between ROPE (Relief for Oppressed People Everywhere) and Goal for the Gambia.
You can find out more about the book and the contributing authors at www.interviewswithindieauthors.com/. You can also download a sample chapter – click here. There is also a useful resource section with recommended reading and links for those interested in writing and publishing.
Apologies to those not interested in writing or publishing!