In addition to academic publications, I have written seven
- Was sent to publishers and agents unsuccessfully but published as
- Joint (Vanity) published by Book Guild Publishing in hardback.
- Self published as a paperback.
- Four more have been published as ebooks. See Publishing.
I have re-publish both of the paper books as e-books.
The series of six science fiction stories have been re-published as two
A non-fiction book is in the pipeline.
There is much guidance on writing and publishing on the Internet.
However, much is from organisations ultimately looking for payment to
help you and much is from experienced writers whose aspirations may be
different to your own.
In these pages (see links in the sidebar) I will tell you how I wrote
the three books and set about publishing them. This is different from
the process of publishing which is described from the publishing link
It takes little browsing on the internet to find that traditional
publishing is dead. The main publishers no longer accept manuscripts
direct from authors only from agents. Each agent only accepts one in
thousands of manuscripts from authors such that only one in hundreds of
thousands of books submitted for publication are published by the main
publishers. Agents only
accept the first three chapters so if your book is a slow burner with
no great initial impact you have no chance! Most successful authors
didn't get anything published till about their fourth or fifth book so
the maxim is 'keep trying'.
However, if you are not trying to become a professional author this is
If you like writing and want to see you book published in some form so
that someone has the chance to read it and enjoy it then these pages
may be of interest to you.