Tag Archives: The Successful Dressage Competitor

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. […]

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 […]