Posts tagged self-published authors
Writers and Self-Promotion: Stop bleating, start writing
August 5, 2013 | 11:12 am
There have been a couple of very public effusions—and counterblasts—recently by and about the writers stepping onto the self-promotion treadmill as part of the new post-Kindle slog of selling your books and your self, self-published or otherwise. First of all there was first-time novelist Anakana Schofield—not self-published, by the way, but published in the UK by OneWorld, talking in The Guardian about the woes of promoting her book, "Malarky." Then there was book promotion PR professional Ruth Killick answering Anakana, and explaining "Why authors need to join the PR circus." And now we have Sean Beaudoin in Salon—but originally published in...
Self-published schoolgirl lands three-book publishing deal after becoming online hit
January 21, 2013 | 3:45 pm
Watch out EL James, there's a new writer out to steal your crown as a bestselling romance novelist—and she's only 17-years-old. Like the [Fifty Shades] author, Beth Reeks was snapped up by a publisher after her book was initially a hit online. Now her novel, The Kissing Booth, is set to be published in paperback, which could see the teenager propelled even higher up the bestsellers lists. Like James, Reeks' genre is romance but, befitting for her age and that of her target teen audience, she doesn't realm into the erotic. Her novel is described as a 'cool, sexy young adult romance', and is about the...