10 years of indie publishing – why?

When I set out in 2010 to find out what to do with the 90,000 words I’d bashed out in 90 days, I didn’t have a clue about the publishing world. A business friend, Denise Barnes, also a novel writing beginner, guided me towards the Romantic Novelists’ Association who has a mentoring scheme for new […]

Appointed Ambassador!

No, not representing a nation, but representing the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) here in France. I’ve published my own work independently since 2012 and been an ALLi member since 2013 and would not have had the success I have nor made such good friends in the writing community without ALLi.

What is ALLi? […]

Publishing my husband's book - risk or triumph?

Hooray! It’s launch day for my husband’s book! It’s all about how to make optimum use of your Filofax (or other planner/personal organiser such as Gillio, Van Der Spek).

Steve is actually a bit of a guru in this world. Although he bought his first Filofax organiser in 1986, he moved to an electronic […]

Helen Hollick – Indie icon

Helen Hollick and her family moved from north-east London in January 2013 after finding an eighteenth-century North Devon farm house through being a ‘victim’ on BBC TV’s popular Escape To The Country show. The thirteen-acre property was the first one she was shown – and it was love at first sight. She enjoys her new […]

Cathy Helms: Words of wisdom about book cover design from an expert

This week’s blog guest is designer extraordinaire Cathy Helms with some really good advice about covers! Cathy lives with her husband of twenty-eight years in Troutman, North Carolina; the house belongs to their cat, they simply live there to open the cat food cans. She earned her degree in Advertising and Graphic Design in 2008, […]