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DIY Publishing

9 Apr

My book Little People Big Lives was published in 2013. I self-published it because the big publishers wouldn’t take it on. The topic is too unusual ­and not good for sales! The book profiles people who are short-statured (little people) and provides information about dwarfism. While I was going through the process of publishing the […]

Writing about disability

31 Dec

My book Little People Big Lives was published in 2013. I self-published it because I was pretty sure no publisher would take it on. The topic is too unusual ­– profiles of people who are short-statured (little people) and information about dwarfism. While I was going through the process of publishing the book I often […]

You need an editor

28 Jan

I have helped many authors with their books and I could not agree more with Donna Ward, writing on the Writers Victoria website, as follows: If you’ve written a whole book and haven’t shown your manuscript to another living soul and you feel it is finished and ready for publication, then take it to an editor. […]

Vale Stella Young

8 Dec

In her recent Ted Talk Stella Young said: I want to live in a world where we don’t have such low expectations of disabled people that we are congratulated for getting out of bed and remembering our own names in the morning. I want to live in a world   where we value genuine achievement for disabled people. Stella died suddenly […]

Self-publishing debunked

14 Nov

It’s that time of year again. The decorations are going up in main streets and the city centre. Soon we’ll be hearing Christmas carols over PA systems in the shops. And whether or not we celebrate the season we cannot escape the commercialism of it. Being a self-published author I have resorted to Christmas specials […]