Tag Archives: The Building Blocks of Training

Second book earns out! #HappyAuthor

This week I had the delight of receiving the first copies of the second edition of THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF TRAINING, my first published book on horse training. Having sold out its first print run last November, it took me a while to ascertain that my new publisher (who bought out the publisher who’d bought […]

When are traditional publishers more trouble to deal with than they are worth?

Sounding bitter? Hell, yes. Over the years I have read many warnings from professional authors (I’m a part timer, and always will be, even though I consider my work – non-fiction, fiction and journalism – to all be of professional quality) about working with traditional publishers now that we have an alternative, in indie publishing. […]

At last – success! First book earns out and other news

My first book finally earns out! Friends, raise a glass with me – after 6 years, my first traditionally published book has finally earned back its advance and started making real money! Today, I received in the post my twice yearly Royalty Statement, to find that my equestrian title THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF TRAINING has moved into the […]

About to earn money from my traditionally published non-fiction!

Hey, it looks like I will finally earn some money from my first non-fiction book, at some time in the next six months! I wrote this book after securing a commission from J. A. Allen (part of Hale Books in the UK), and it was published six years ago, January 2008. I recounted my experiences with traditional publishing, […]

Sharing my traditionally published book earnings – or, why I went indie!

Recently, a traditionally published author shared the truth about her novel advances from Harper Collins, and her subsequent earnings. Within four hours the post had been removed – due, she tweeted, to ‘contract disclosure reasons’. Now she wasn’t complaining, just sharing the reality of being an ordinary working author and the cold hard facts of the figures for […]