A Journey of a Million Steps – Guest Post by Margo Lerwill, Author of "Dis"

Today we have an extra-special guest post from blogger extraordinaire Margo Lerwill – one of the brains behind Wicked & Tricksy, and author of the feisty, Norse-themed urban fantasy short Dis. While she’s here, I’ll be over there. Take it away Margo… *** All writers, regardless of genre, fiction or non-fiction, planning for self-publication or seeking a traditional contract, will smack up against the same questions sooner or later: Am I ready? There are a lot of answers out there, a lot of opinions on how to gauge where we are in our development as writers or where our manuscripts are on the readiness scale.  One popular rule of thumb is the 10,000 hour rule that says it takes about Read More…

Indie Writers Making History In The UK

Indie authors Mark Edwards and Louise Voss are making history in the UK. Their second book Catch Your Death has been at the top of the Kindle charts (for all books) for over a week. To top it all off, their first novel Killing Cupid – which has been slowly creeping up behind – is now at #3! Congratulations to Mark and Louise on a stunning achievement. For those unaware of their background, neither of them have a history in trade publishing (like many indie authors, they couldn’t crack the system). They only self-published for the first time in February, and Catch Your Death was released in April. Overall, they have now sold 20,000 e-books, 17,500 of those in the month Read More…