Self-Publishing – what a farce it can be

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I thought that after all these years, we may have reached a point where there was a really good alternative to having to beg, plead and bribe publishers to take notice of us poor writers. But no. We are no further forward. In fact, all we have done is turn corners, yet stayed on a […]

Self-Publishing – Who Needs It? – Part 2

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My second forage into the world of self-publication was met with a much more sophisticated response. True, publishers were no more approachable than they ever were, although they had increased dramatically in numbers by, what I thought, were in the thousands; but the self-publishing industry also appeared to be much more saturated but with more […]

Self-Publishing – Who Needs It? – Part 1

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Back in 2004, when I completed my first fiction novel, The Golden Handcuffs, I had no idea about self-publishing, or publishing at all, come to think of it. But from what I could tell, it seemed like an ‘easy’ way to go, given the horrendous warnings about the shark-infested environment of publishers in the mainstream. […]