Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
Even a couple of years ago the costs of self publishing were prohibitive. Now thanks to the wonders of modern digital printing, Create Space offer a print on demand service, which means there is literally no charge. An offer you can't refuse – and a far cry from the old days, when you'd have to shell out up front to produce three or four hundred copies of your masterpiece – hence the term 'Vanity Publishing'. Although as legendary indie John Locke comments, no-one uses the term self-software publisher for Bill Gates, or even self-painter for artists.
So I sold myself on the idea, held my nose and took the plunge. Since I have enough trouble getting indents to behave themselves, I splashed out and commissioned Casey of Ebook Formatters, who proved to be both talented and patient, to take care of the formatting. It's possible to proof read on line, however Create Space recommend a hard copy galley for first timers, and it didn't cost the earth to have a copy of A Ripple in Time printed up and posted to my little corner of the world. It may be egotistical, but means the old folk will stop driving local librarians mad with their requests for a copy of A Ripple in Time. And I'll admit, much as I love my kindle, and think ebooks are the greatest invention since Caxton's movable type, holding a physical copy of "your book" and leafing through the pages is a magical experience. Try it; it needn't cost a penny, and of course it's another way to get your story where it should be – in the hands of readers.
Coming soon to a bookshop near you!
Wren Prenderson; "A Ripple in Time" best hero.
"The Griffin Cryer" best Urban Fantasy. Thank you to the hard working judges and everyone who voted at the eFestival of Words, organised by Julie Dawson, of Bards & Sages.
A Raucous Time, A Ripple in Time, and The Griffin Cryer. Thank you to Julie and her hard working panel of judges and reviewers.
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