Indie Editing & Local Book Stores

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Bashed after professional editing and no it wasn’t by my excellant Editor.  It seems to get a book into a bookstore your book has to be perfect if you are an Indie Author – never mind the bloody Traditional Published books which nearly always have one or two errors in them. The Bookstore owners sure as hell aren’t going to read them just to point out errors otherwise they’d not have a business.

I am sick of it.  No only is spelling and grammar different in each English speaking country, you then have to fight for the right to sell them locally.  Online it is fine, if someone points out an error you fix it and re-publish, be it print or eBook.  

I do wish New Zealand would catch up with the rest of the world with Independently Published books and give them a chance.  Personally if I ever…

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Pirated Books

Don’t you just hate pirated books 😦

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Pirate Books – No not a children’s story sadly, like with music they are books stolen from the author.  We tend to know why – The reader is to poor (cough, choke cough) and can’t afford a cup of coffee let alone our books.  They should be free, after all the author only writes them so we can read them.  

Like another blog I read this morning, said, they seem to forget all those businesses we contract out to, those who make our book covers, book trailers, editing, formatting and all the other things need doing to give the book (you only wrote) a fair chance.

I heard about a program called Blastythe other week.  Apparently it find your priate books and you can blast them – whatever that means.  After much thought, I decided to try it, expecally after seeing more pirate sites and having recommendations from…

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Meet Claire Plaisted – Author & Publisher

Author and Publisher, Claire Plaisted Interview Source: Meet Claire Plaisted - Author & Publisher

Mojo has disappeared

For a prolific writer, my mojo has gone.  The muses are quiet, how the heck they can all be thinking at the same time I have no idea.  I actually have a bit of time to write and..BAM gone.  Maybe it's been to cold for them here in New Zealand, though spring is on the…

Little Birdie Grows Up

LITTLE BIRDIE GROWS UP Join us in celebrating the release of Little Birdie Grows Up Little Birdie Grows Up is a picture book about a fuzzy little blue bird that yearns to fly up in the big blue sky. His Mama encourages him and he tries his best. He is charming and sweet and the…

Voting begins on Summer Indie Book Awards

Voting has started for the Summer Indie Book Awards.  Voting is for the next ten days and you can vote daily 🙂 I have two in children's books and other adult books as well.  Please participate and vote for me and others you may have enjoyed reading. Please vote for Girlie and the War of…