Final, final update

And with this, I really do promise to move on. Ros Barber was written a blog post. You can (and should) read it here: http://rosbarber.com/you-one-me/ In it, she tells the story of how she came to write *that* article, and of some of the ‘feedback’ she’s received from it. I have written a reply, but I don’t know if it will get approved. I hope so. I shall put it here as well, just in case (for some reason, I can’t copy and paste it from there, so here’s a screencap) (and it’s not particularly well-written, and unedited) I didn’t agree … Continue reading Final, final update

Update on the Guardian self-publishing article

Not that I’m obsessed about this nonsense in any way whatsoever. But … I was wandering around Facebook spending 90% of my time telling people to BUY MY BOOK because, well, that’s what all us self-publishers do, isn’t it? Anyway, someone appeared who I thought was Ros Barber, but wasn’t, so I decided to have a shufty at her page. Of course, a few people (who almost certainly haven’t a clue what they’re talking about) agree on what an absolutely awful idea self-publishing is, and up pops the following comment: So there we have it. Controversial article = lots of “engagement”. … Continue reading Update on the Guardian self-publishing article

Are internet marketers hijacking self-publishing?

I’m noticing a worrying trend. Some authors are getting so excited about making money from writing that the marketing is taking over from the writing. They’re not authors who are self-publishing any more. They are internet marketers that happen to be able to string together words in what they describe as a ‘novel’. My hypothesis has a number of different strands of evidence to support it. One of my ‘go-to’ places for self-publishing information is Kindle Boards. If you’re thinking of self-publishing, you need to be on there, and reading. It’s a busy place, and it does take you away … Continue reading Are internet marketers hijacking self-publishing?