Tag Archives: Traditional publishing

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 […]

Do you know how traditional publishers pay their authors?

Neil Gaiman comes up with such wonderful quotes! I’ve wanted to be an author since I was able to read, it was something I always assumed I would do. It wasn’t until I was older that I realised it wasn’t (at that time) as straightforward as that. Once I’d written a book that I believed […]

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. […]

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 […]

Traditional or Indie publishing – which is right for you?

It’s decision time – which route will you take? Pursue a traditional publishing deal or go Indie? I’m sorta hedging my bets just now, and trying for the hybrid route (bit of both), but on many grounds I’m leaning more and more towards the Indie route for a whole heap of reasons. Thought I’d share […]