15th July 2017
Goodreads Giveaway is but days away. Enter to win
a free and delivered copy of Conspiracy Theory printed
book. The winner will receive a signed copy. Why
not enter, you have nothing to lose.
7th June 2017
This proved to be an expensive few days, as I sent
copies of my books to Gardners books with catalogue
and cover letter. They are the largest UK wholesalers
of books, both in print and EPUB formats. I am quietly
confident, but not expectant of being listed as
a publisher with them. These things take time. Gardners
are the doorway to Waterstones you understand, but
only for publishers.
If I am rejected, I will apply again, adding Carla's
books to the Autumn Catalogue, after having also
joined The Publishers Association in the meantime.
It is all related in book circles.
I have also sent off print books to certain journalists
who I feel may take an interest in Domicile. It
will be interesting to see what comes of that.
3rd June 2017
Carla Acheson joined Charlotte Greene this week,
and is warmly welcomed to our pool of authors. She
is a successful author I deeply respect. Having
created a Publisher - Author contract, I have since
furnished her with six ISBN's, and uploaded her
information to Nielsen, who list all books in print
for the Trade.
We have been working together to maximise the potential
of Charlotte Greene, and make it attractive to other
self-publishing authors. She has created a Facebook
page for me, as I cannot connect from China = Banned.
We are listed under 'Charlotte Greene Publishing'
or '@CGPublishingServices', whichever works for
The last week has been dedicated to updating the
Charlotte Greene website, which is now up and running
in its new format.
21st May 2017
This website is now virtually updated, and all seven
books are listed via the catalogue page, and have
one dedicated page each. These pages have a Look
Inside widget, plus buying options and more.
19th May 2017
This website is currently being updated and will
take a couple of days to complete. The major change
is the addition of seven new pages, one for each
book - all now published in both Print and eBook
Each page offers a 'look inside' feature, so the
reader can check out the first few chapters, and
discover more about each book. The widget used also
supplies buying options, although this remains a
work in progress. Regardless, the main pages will
soon be finished, and are live online, regardless
of their state of completion.
None of these pages is as yet complete, it takes
time to code, to make the images. And then out of
nowhere, creativity strikes, so instead of resizing
images, I am drawn to write a question and answer
sequence, because it is good. So today, the bare
bones. In a day or two, it will be finished. Please
bear with me. Onwards!
I spent the entirety of January 2017 eradicating
semi colons from my novels. I've also been reviewing
content. It takes time.
11th March 2017
Today I released the first
six books in both printed and Ebook forms, but only
on Amazon so far. There is one book to go: Domicile,
which has been a 'piece of work'. It is away with
Susan for final polishing, and should be available
within ten days.
I apologise, if I appear to be slow in updating
this page, and others, but my XP computer's on-board
graphics card died. I lost tools that work, making
updating these pages easy. Instead I get a lot of
needless hassle. XP will be fired up again, when
I find a suitable card.
In the coming weeks, and before the end of March
2017, I should have seven novels available on all
major and minor, western sales channels. Each is
different, and has variations of parameters. So
I'll take them one per day. I also have to send
out physical books for review and hopefully acceptance
by the Trade.
Talking of the Book Industry, their main selling
period is Christmas. I am working for sales and
promotion for nine month's time. It's weird. Trade
first, both in UK and the U.S. My Book Catalogue
is now available for dissemination in physical,
I'll follow with other online retailers: B &
H Nook, Kobo, Lulu, Goodreads - the list appears
seemingly endless. However, this is the perfect
time of year to get my books into these markets,
and with Trade supplier support, I'm still ahead
of the clock.
The associated publisher website (Charlotte
Greene) is complete, bar updating with the latest
info, and confirming links. Something else for idle
moments this month. There is a lot to being an independent
publisher, but I'm on course to succeed. Oh, and
I got my U.S. tax status with the IRS sorted already,
so that's a bonus.
One of my greatest joys as a writer of fiction, is bringing imaginary characters to life. Sometimes what they say or do is very funny, or conversely, brings a tear to the eye. My characters have personalities and emotions, something
I gladly share with the reader.
While typing their stories, I am inside the characters heads, and influencing how they as people develop over the course of the story. Some are quite hilarious, such as Da Phai Nai in Star Gazer. Others, like Bill in Fractured are
likeable rogues, or Rosa, a motherly character from the same book, who is also a very clever businesswoman.
I also get a thrill when I manage to disguise a clue, which although in plain view, the reader is led to pass over without realising the significance. Fractured book two, Conspiracy Theory, is notable for this, although it features
in all my writing.