What I learned self publishing 9 books (is self publishing dead?) by Yann Girard

[I am re-blogging this post by Yann Girard via link below.]


I’ve self published 9 books over the past four years. I know. Self publishing isn’t anything special anymore. Still, I wanted to talk a little bit about my experience. Simply because you only hear about the people who have a hell lot of success self publishing books. You never hear about the people who don’t have success self publishing books. And I’m one of them. I never had any success self publishing any of my books… Continue reading

A Response to: “Why I Gave Up the Dream of Getting Published” by Jessica Davidson

Does my bum/ego/writer-ly delusion – look big on this (Jurassic) rock?


My post below is in response to the above-named (see link also).

I thought this article demonstrated tremendous insight. I know nothing of your novel-writing but I too have been studying the (new) publishing world for about five years. I realised a while ago that my query letter was rubbish;  Continue reading

Memoir and Voice and Why You Need to Sharpen Up

Whilst Frank McCourt [Angela’s Ashes] and Augusten Burroughs [Running With Scissors; A Wolf at the Table] survived accusations of inaccuracies in their memoirs, James Frey’s highly successful A Million Little Pieces, 2002 [featured on Oprah’s Book Club] did not help the genre when it was later revealed he made up 70 per cent.  Continue reading