Happy International Women’s Day!

Let’s celebrate with some of my favourite books by women authors. This blog post is going to be short and sweet – here are some of my favourite books written by women authors. You should check them out, they’re well worth a read. #girlpower In no particular order… 1. The Outsiders by SE Hinton2. TheContinue reading “Happy International Women’s Day!”

The Frustrating Side of Self-Publishing

This isn’t the blog post I planned to do, but it’s the one that I’m doing anyway. I’ve had a right morning of it, and I needed to vent, so fuck it. Here we go… I ordered some author copies of my book last week from Amazon. Author copies are the same as regular copies,Continue reading “The Frustrating Side of Self-Publishing”

Journey to Publication: Deciding to Self-Publish

I’ll be the first to admit, when it comes to self-publishing, I always saw it as a bit of a cop-out for the people ‘not good enough’ to be traditionally published. My perspective shifted over the last couple of years as I watched clients of mine go through the process themselves. There’s a misconception thatContinue reading “Journey to Publication: Deciding to Self-Publish”

Should Authors Pay for Reviews?

The Background Story Please skip ahead if you’re not interested in why I decided to write this blog post. Although, the preamble does provide useful background information. Recently, I had an interaction via the old Instagram machine that thrust me down the metaphorical rabbit hole of paid book reviews. If you follow me on Instagram,Continue reading “Should Authors Pay for Reviews?”

Dealing With Rejection

My Journey to Publication The world of publishing is something I am relatively new to. I have always hidden behind my clients, in that respect. I write the manuscript, make it something they are proud to hold, and then bid them adieu, kind of. What I’m trying to say is that, typically, as a ghostwriter,Continue reading “Dealing With Rejection”

Do you judge an author’s capabilities based on their chosen genre?

A while ago I wrote a blog post about writing the book you want to write, rather than the book you think other people will read. I’ll link it below if anybody is interested. However. recently I’ve been thinking… Do you think some genres are better received than others? I seem to get the impressionContinue reading “Do you judge an author’s capabilities based on their chosen genre?”

Querying Literary Agents

It’s been a while since I posted an update on my journey to publication. After a lot of deliberation, I decided to give the traditional publication route a go. After another round of edits and proofreading, my manuscript was ready to go. At this point, I started to seriously research which agents I’d like toContinue reading “Querying Literary Agents”

Beta Readers

Everything you need to know about beta readers. The phrase ‘beta readers’ gets thrown around a lot in the world of writing and publishing. There are so many different things to do once you’ve written the first draft of your document that you might be lost in a sea of different options. Proofreaders, copy-editors, developmentalContinue reading “Beta Readers”

Traditional Publishing vs Self-Publishing

What you need to know about publishing your own book. Something I get asked all of the time by clients is, “What do I do now that I’ve got a completed manuscript?” While my expertise ends with the completion of the manuscript, I only felt it was right that I educate myself on the next-stepsContinue reading “Traditional Publishing vs Self-Publishing”