A new blog project!
Readers of speculative fiction like finding new authors and books. They may be looking for something a bit different, or something in a subgenre that’s not widely available. That’s why we read things online.
More and more authors are self-publishing their books. They either do this to keep out-of-contract material in circulation or they publish entirely new fiction. They like to let the world know, but a lot of conventional reviews sites are closed to them and it gets tiring to beat your own drum. They’re in a catch-22.
Readers may want to try out a few of these authors, but they don’t like the risk of buying something that is not up to scratch. Another catch-22.
This blog series will be about meeting the two in the middle.
For each post, I will give the stage to an author to talk about their self-published book. But, in order to be featured here:
- the author must have some publishing credentials or be seriously underway to getting them (published at least one story at pro level, be a member of SFWA, have attended intensive writing courses such as Clarion, or won awards).
- the book must have a cover
- it must be freely available on ebook sites such as Smashwords and the Kindle store
- it must be speculative fiction
- it must not be free
At this stage, I have no idea how many posts there will be, but I envisage posting no more frequently than once a week, and I’ll keep this open for as long as I think this is useful.
Want to write a 500-word post on your book? Reply below.
Because April is Aussie Author Month, I’ll giving first dibs on Aussie authors.