New Generation Publishing was created in 2009 as part of award-winning independent book publisher Legend Press.....
One of New Generation Publishing’s authors Carolyn McCrae is making an appearance at the Castle Bookshop, Ludlow this coming Friday 13th February followed by another appearance on the Saturday at Linghams Booksellers, in Heswall.
My Experience of Self-Publishing led me to New Generation Publishing, having already gone through various important hoops. My manuscript, Nicola’s Ghost, had been critiqued by a Literary Consultant – in my case The Oxford Literary Consultancy headed by Stephanie Hale – and, with her support, I was taken on by a literary agent. However, our attempts at getting the book published were unsuccessful, possibly because I had no established readership and was totally unknown as a writer, making publishing my book too risky. In discussion, my agent I felt that it might be a good step to self-publish Nicola’s Ghost because, in that way, I would have the opportunity to build up a readership and make a traditional deal for a second book more likely.
E-book sales for 2015 could still continue to grow if we are looking at the evidence from past statistics. Last year showed a significant improvement over when looking at the information from the past five years. The demand for e-book devices and applications has increased annually, according to Statisica.com. This could be due to the increased affordability of devices, making it a cheaper and cheaper solution for readers. Using the U.S as an example who believes that e-book sales will increase in 2017 to 8.69 billion dollars, a whopping 30 times greater than the revenue recorded in 2008.
We’ve brought together some recent resources discussing ideas of what 2015 may bring for the indie writer, as well as discussing our own opinion on what the year may have in store. It would be good to get your opinions on how the industry may evolve, or to hear your own personal stories into your journey so far.
They were the best of times and they were the worst of times. But what was it really like to walk down the famous cobblestone streets?
More many people out there, the new year symbolises a great number of things, it makes us reassess the year we’ve had, as well as inspiring us to set goals going into 2015. We think about what we have failed to do in the past twelve months that has always been niggling at the back of the mind and think about how we can get things on track for the year ahead.
One of New Generation’s self published writers, and the author of ‘Of Night and Light’ has recently taken part in a book signing for her debut novel in Uckfield, author Caroline Coxon has recently been signing books in the Sussex Stationers & W H Smiths and selling dozens of books in the process, more information about her recent book signing can be found here.
If you have worked tirelessly on a manuscript over a long period of time and have finally completed, it’s important to get a second pair of eyes on your work, to provide a little distance, as well as getting an outsiders view on it, you have received good feedback from friends, family, book groups, peer review sites, and so on, who think it is ready to be published.
New Generation would like to thank everyone that made an appearance at our Self-Publishing Summit hosted on Saturday. It’s great to see this event growing every year with even more people registering their interest with us.
Fiveways author Lucy Caxton Brown penned much of her latest work, Alexander, A New Theory on an Ancient Legend, while sitting in her garden. Her books aim to solve historic and ancient mysteries and can take up to five years to research. So what will the next book be about? ‘Unfortunately I can’t say exactly because I’ve only just begun the research. You see I am never quite sure where it will all lead but the story will probably centre around another Egyptian mystery that has yet to be solved.’ Lucy’s latest book certainly has all the ingredients of a mystery thriller. ‘My aim is to involve the reader in analysing the evidence so that we solve the mystery together.