Monday, 28 March 2011

To Get You Up To Speed on my Urban Hunters Series

I'm very excited to tell you that I am close to launching my first book in the Urban Hunters series. It's a fun filled adventure story based in Australia for young adults. There will be thirteen in the series with more to follow if readers are keen. All thirteen are pretty much finished, so I'll roll them out in intervals of four to six weeks. At least that's the plan anyway. What do they say about mice and men? Something about best laid plans? 


After many hours of mind melting research, I have decided to self-publish. The reasons are many and varied but a couple of the main reasons are that traditional publishers just don't seem to be keeping up with technology; and they're desperately holding onto their industry at the expense of the writers. I just don't see the justification in paying a writer a 15% royalty for an ebook, when Amazon is offering 70%! Writers had no options in the past, today there are plenty, and I plan on taking advantage of them all.


This blog is part of the build up to the launch. There's lots to do: website, cover art to encompass the whole series, manuscript assessment, final editing, formatting, a Facebook page for the series... The list goes on. I'll keep you up to date with my progress so I hope you're interested. See you back here again soon.


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