Jean Gill, a Welsh author living in France, tells us about some of the difficulties authors can encounter. They will make you wonder why we do this.
Jean is the Winner of the Global Ebooks award for Best Historical Fiction
Song at Dawn is available from Amazon here.
Take it away Jean!
It is 25 years since my first book was published by a reputable small press. Since then, my work has ranged from military history to a cookbook. I’ve been published everywhichway except bestselling – yet – and have been rejected everywhichway except pleasurably.
Each publishing method carries its own pros and cons. Big publishers give you a good time for up to a year, then, if you haven’t become a Big Thing, your book is relegated to the warehouse, prior to being remaindered, while your Editor seeks the next Big Thing. And the publisher still owns you – it’s easier to sign…
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