Results of Last Month’s Quiz

February 7, 2013

The answers to January’s Mind Boggling Quiz are available at http://peatmore.com/quizans.htm.  Congratulations to the winners.  Copies of the Peatmore Press paperback novel, “Gifford’s Games” are on the way to them.

Gifford's Games Front Cover with Border

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Book Review – Christmas Lights and other stories by Douglas O’shea

January 7, 2013

Readers will enjoy the author’s sparkling wit and anyone buying this book will be in for a real treat.  He has a real insight about what makes his characters tick.

Christmas Lights and other stories by Douglas O’shea is available for Amazon Kindle at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Lights-Other-Stories-ebook/dp/B00APOQLYU/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


More Tales of Successful Self Publishing.

December 10, 2012

Mainstream publishers are cutting back so self publishing may now be the way that struggling authors will get their work into print.  Digital technology and social networks makes this easier than ever for novice writers.  For little cost they can produce printed books on demand, ebooks to download, audiobooks, podcasts and even video trailers.

Self publishing has always existed.  There are many examples out there.  The key to success is for writers to get their books noticed and that means strong marketing.

http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/grand_people/article_74401f00-407b-11e2-ad63-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57558088/authors-exercise-their-write-to-self-publish

http://goodereader.com/blog/indie-author-news/new-york-times-book-reviews-include-a-self-published-title/


Self published writers continue emerge as a new force in the digital age.

December 6, 2012

For the first time since its inception in 2005, self-publishers will exhibit their work at the Karachi International Book Fair, which is set to kick off from today.  http://tribune.com.pk/story/475205/self-publishers-will-rub-shoulders-with-bigwigs-at-the-karachi-international-book-fair

In this age of austerity mainstream publishers are reluctant to take on untried talent and are jettisoning authors who do not sell.  Therefore it is not surprising that writers are now publishing themselves in the same way that musicians have parted company with recording companies and are producing their own music.

Self publishers have become noticed as there are fewer big named authors out there creating books.  It is true that there are many bad self published scribblers but it will be the book market not the publisher which will now choose who will be a success and who will fail.