[Ed. note: Several previous member blogs have described their positive experiences in self-publishing. This blog reminds us that not all SP companies are created equal. As always, due diligence is vital.]
In round numbers, my self-publishing venture initially was to cost me $500. This special price was a reduction of the regular $700. My motto “spend only what you can afford to lose” overtook me. I was thinking in Canadian dollars but had to pay in American greenbacks. But how could I lose? Company X was a reputable publishing house.Read More»
We published a book! That was our high point, but the journey that became The Coffee Cup Companion began in 2011 when I and three friends – Jo-Anne Hemming, Gina Kirby, and Heather Storey – decided to form The Capital Writers.Read More»
by David Gallagher
I’ve been writing short stories for many years. In February 2015 I wrote, designed and self-published The Barn Board Goalie and Other Short Stories. One of those tales, “The Atomic Blast,” is about a real event that happened in the mid 1950s.
It is narrated entirely by Kenneth Eddy, the main character, who lived in Clifton on Chaleur Bay. Ken was and is fondly remembered as a remarkable storyteller. His deep bass voice and vocal mannerisms earned him respect and admiration throughout the Chaleur area.Read More»
by Cindy Rule
Until recently, I lived with a ghost.
She was sexy, smart, beautiful. She was a lot of adjectives I usually don’t apply to myself, along with pouty red lips, hair black as midnight, eyes that told you nothing and everything at the same time.Read More»
After two years of pitching my new adult/crossover novel Colorland, I had a two-page list of Canadian publishers who either (1) had rejected it (rejection is part of the writing business, and I work from the assumption that anything I write is rubbish [ed. a common assumption for many of us] and deserves rejection), or (2) had not responded at all (which I also understand, given their piles of unsolicited manuscripts, but which I still find rude).Read More»