I am so excited about this! Victoria Wescott, a Canadian author, e-published her book A Guide to Teaching in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians. She did it in seven days. Okay, all you authors out there waiting six months to get a rejection note, or a year to get an acceptance letter, then 18 months in editing, and 6 months in typesetting and printing....SEVEN DAYS!!
And lest you think quality suffers with speed, Victoria along with her editor and designer did a fabulous job! I read much of it, and looked it over carefully. It is very clean, sharp and impressive imho. Extremely well-done.
Victoria and I are putting together an interview about her book and her e-publishing experience, which I will be posting soon. (tomorrow?) I was planning to do it Friday or Saturday, when I read about Nicola Morgan's huge blog party on Sunday. Well, that should be perfect! I can post the interview with Victoria and leave it up all weekend.
I don't know about you, but I am really intrigued with the whole concept of e-publishing. Whether it's the wave of the future or not, it's still a part of the publishing experience that writers should understand better. I'll get this up tomorrow and leave it through Sunday for Nicola's blog party--plenty of time for anyone to ask Victoria questions. And hopefully some broad exposure for her new book. See you tomorrow!
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown
"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it." ~Jesse Stuart
"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf