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14 hour days, marketing and dealing with snobbery: my life as a self-published bestseller

Rachel Abbot, Author of Kill Me Again (Image from The Guardian)

“I’d like to say that there has been a dramatic change in attitude towards self-publishing since I released my first novel. In some quarters that is definitely the case. But sadly there are still some influential people who believe that, first, self-published authors sell a lot of books because they are cheap (Kill Me Again is currently in the Kindle UK top 20 and only one book in the chart is more expensive) and, second, that if the writing was good, the author would be offered a traditional deal. Despite being placed 14th in the UK Kindle chart of all authors over the past five years – above many of my favourite authors – some festival organisers still believe I don’t have as much to say about writing and selling books as a traditionally published author, regardless of their popularity.

But that’s a minor gripe, and I am happy to trade the occasional (and diminishing) lack of recognition as a serious author for the unbelievable support that I get from readers. Nothing thrills me as much as hearing from people who have read and enjoyed my novels – readers who probably don’t know, and couldn’t care less, how I am published.”

Source: 14 hour days, marketing and dealing with snobbery: my life as a self-published bestseller | Books | The Guardian

“Each and every word of this story is beautifully written” – InkdIn

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“Loving Ashe is a really heartfelt story that will leave you reeling and wanting for more. The way that Liz describes her characters and brings them to life is amazing to witness. Each and every word of this story is beautifully written.

The characters are real, deep and flawed. People make mistakes. They lie and they manipulate. But, what matters in the end is that they try to redeem themselves and that they love.”

Rating – 4.5/5

Source: Loving Ashe, Liz Madrid – Book Review | InkdIn

While in the midst for edits for Loving Riley, I woke up to this wonderful review linked from my Twitter and just had to share it with my 5 amazing followers.  Click on the link to read her whole review and while you’re there, do  check out her other reviews and other book and writing-related posts.

You can purchase Loving Ashe from Amazon here.

 

How to Write: A Year in Advice from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Angela Flournoy, T.C. Boyle, and More – The Atlantic

“When it’s done right, fiction provides the authority to speak about deep things; at the same time, it provides a shield, a mask. The mask lets you say things, talk about things, that you couldn’t ordinarily talk about.” – Lorin Stein “At a certain point, … Continue reading How to Write: A Year in Advice from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Angela Flournoy, T.C. Boyle, and More – The Atlantic