Macmillan Cancer – You’re Not Alone

An update on fund progress for sales of our first charity anthology, You’re Not Alone – An Indie Author Anthology. To date, the fund IASD Charity Anthologies in remembrance of Pamela Mary Winton now stands at £314.01p. With gift aid applied, this equates to £382.33p net. To view the ongoing fund, visit the Pamela Winton Fund which is directly linked to Macmillan Cancer Support. I can confirm that a 2016 anthology IS under way with 45 writers adding their time and creativity for this year. This will consist of two volumes and will be based on an overall theme of FREEDOM. Not got the … Continue reading Macmillan Cancer – You’re Not Alone

Imaginary Friends – Silas Payton

Humour me awhile. I’ll tell you a story of ‘Imaginary Friends’ and in particular, one such friend – Silas Payton. That is what Silas himself would refer to us, the members of the IASD Facebook group, as. Now, it’s fair to say that I never knew Silas personally but, and here’s the crux of it, within our group I believe it is very possible to ‘feel’ each individual after a period of time, simply by how and what they write. We live in a virtual world, almost literally these days, a world governed by high speed this and super-fast that … Continue reading Imaginary Friends – Silas Payton

Only 40 Self-Published Authors are a Success, says Amazon

Originally posted on Claude Forthomme's Blog about Social Issues and Books:
The cat is out of the bag, finally we know exactly how many self-published authors make it big: 40. Yes, that’s not a typo. 40 self-published authors “make money”, all the others, and they number in the hundreds of thousands, don’t. This interesting statistic, recently revealed in a New York Times article, applies to the Kindle Store, but since Amazon is in fact the largest digital publishing platform in the world, it is a safe bet that self-published authors are not doing any better elsewhere. “Making money” here… Continue reading Only 40 Self-Published Authors are a Success, says Amazon

Five Self-Editing Tips – XterraWeb

Five Self-Editing Tips Self-editing is an important piece of the writing process. It is the last piece of the writing process and is usually done before a final draft manuscript is sent to an editor or agent. Many writers do not enjoy self-editing and find it to be a tedious task. Some writers might compare self-editing to a household chore nobody ever wants to do that has to be done.Self-editing doesn’t have to be difficult. Every writer will have his/her own techniques for self-editing. However you choose to self-edit, find a system that works the best for you. Take breaks … Continue reading Five Self-Editing Tips – XterraWeb