I still get notified of people signing up to follow this blog – jemimapett.wordpress.com This causes me great pain, since you’re missing all the good stuff at the new blog – http://jemimapett.com Why not hit that link and follow the active blog!
How to decide what my best short story (flash fiction) of the year might be? I decided to filter first by the number of likes or comments (not including mine) and second by personal preference. Although I published some short stories for the first time here this year, I have restricted the list to those […]
The news from Smashwords that they are now shipping the books to Flipkart.com, an Indian online book retailer, made me think about the market for my books there. I do have readers in India. Judging from names and email addresses, this blog has followers in India too. Greetings! Amazon only recently started separating sales in […]
My good friend Judi Walsh is now a published author! You may remember she guest posted for me during the A to Z Challenge with her lovely story Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year. She prefers writing short stories, loving the economy of words, so to know she submitted one to the Salt […]
I came across a fascinating ‘How to…’ blog post during Talent Seekers’ first free day. In Is Your Blog On Kindle? A Quick ‘How To’ Get Your Blog On Kindle, Ruth Nina Welsh describes how to register your blog via Kindle Publishing for Blogs, and set it up so that every post you do goes straight […]
It’s that question that an author gets asked by publicists. I was asked it when putting The Talent Seekers forward to a site that features books on their Kindle ‘free’ days. Fill in the gap: “People who like [author/book] will like The Talent Seekers.” I’ve always had difficulty with this, partly because I think my […]
I spend a lot of time on Goodreads. It’s a great place to talk about books, keep lists of what you’ve read and liked, review things you’ve read and read other people’s reviews. It also has some nice forums (e.g. the Great Middle Grade Reads forum) and lots of useful things to help authors put […]
“Not a girlie book” is a comment one of my friends, a teacher, said about my books, and specifically about Traveler. We discussed it for quite a while, because she is a very good person for me to talk with to understand who my ideal reader is. What it confirmed to me, is that my […]
OK, EVERYONE, I NEED HELP. I’ve always called Humphrey’s story The Way West, even promoted it as such in the paperback, but I find not one, but TWO books came out in October and December, with the same title. Different genres, and both western US trail type books, but I need help in finding a […]
Even though The Way West isn’t quite finished (last chapter tomorrow) the blog seems quieter already. I really enjoyed the character interviews, and I hope you did too.
Only one more week to go of The Way West cluttering up the blog. I must admit, I thought it was a good idea to post a chapter at a time when I started, but it seems to have gone on forever. I hope it doesn’t feel like that to you reading it! The other […]
This set of posts will run over the summer months and feature eight interviews: Princelings Fred and George, Victor, Hugo (Lord Mariusz of Hattan), Prince Lupin of Buckmore, Professor Saku, Princess Kira, and Sundance, the person of mystery! I’ll be asking all the characters the same questions, but I might ask some individual questions where […]
I’ve been wondering whether I got it right when I re-wrote the start of the Princelings of the East to draw you into the action more quickly. Maybe the more descriptive start would settle you into the world of the Princelings better? It felt like a huge change at the time, but the amount of […]
Well, I’m going to do the interviews, but I need you to let me know who you’d like to see interviewed and what questions you’d like to ask. This feature will run over the summer months so will feature about eight interviews: Fred, George, Victor and Hugo-Mariusz will obviously be four of them.
When I first wrote Princelings of the East, I opened the book with a fairly lyrical description of the Castle in the middle of the marsh and a young princeling gazing out across the reeds, watching the wind blowing them around. After reading a lot of other openings I decided to change this to a […]