Tag Archives: Traditional publishing
More #Tradpub experience…
This past week I have been working away from home, and had a revelation courtesy of one of my enthusiastic clients: my new equestrian book is available on Amazon for pre-order, and has a firm publishing date. Well, colour me gobsmacked. Not only were there a huge percentage of the diagrams missing when I received […]
My latest #TradPub experience
For those of you who have been around here for a while, you already know that I am a hybrid author, with my novels self-published and my non-fiction equestrian books produced by a traditional publisher. You might also have noticed a while ago that I was commissioned to write another equestrian title by my current […]
Traditional #publishing v Indie (Independent)
I know this is an old topic, but as the world changes, so too do these type of perennial discussions. I joined (yet another) Facebook group a while ago – THE WRITER’S FORUM – and was gobsmacked to discover the level of ignorance about the publishing industry amongst new writers. I guess I’ve been at […]
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. […]
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 […]