Our long standing member, Sue Harris has launched 'The Legacy', a great sequel to her young adult's book, 'The Contest'. The first book saw our lovely young princess married to the prince of her dreams, but The Legacy is what really happens 'happily ever after', when a life-shattering event leads to a web of lies and deceit. Then there is the evil, psychotic prince who harbours bitter resentment for losing out in The Contest, and plans his dastardly revenge.
New Inca Author,Andrew Chapman, has published his first comedy. To marry Lord Rochdale's daughter, Richard must prove himself by stealing the rarest bottle of whiskey in the world, with questionable help from a genius street urchin and a slightly off horse. The Accidental Scoundrel is here.
To Shine with Honor by Joseph Scott Amis has been receiving great reviews. This is book 1 of a trilogy of dramatised works exploring the political and military workings of the First Crusade, as told through the eyes of a minor French nobleman. Learn more about Scott through his author interview on the Portfolio tab.
The second book in the King's Jew series by Darius Stransky has now been released. As thoroughly researched as ever, In the Shadow of the King takes the story of Edward the First, from 1265-1274 with the aftermath of the Battle of Evesham and as far as the Ninth Crusade. It is an immersive and fascinating world, and told by the master.
Newsletter #10: From the links above, amongst other things, you can read about what editors really do to your manuscript before they are happy, and the several different types of dash. There is also a write-up on one of our Inca's experiences with a new vanity publisher, and how to get samples of your first book without breaking the bank.
Amazon UK has produced their own paperback publishing process, which appears to be in competition with their own Createspace. The royalty calculations are complex and look unfavourable compared with the Createspace model. That, coupled with their recalculations of page reads means you might find your book apparently isn't being read at all. We wonder when a viable alternative will appear on the stage. If anyone has tried a promising alternative, please contact us so we can have a look.
Welcome new Incas, WD Frank and Andrew Chapman. WD's work is a startling reactionary alternative view on writing which we wait to showcase in more detail after the editing, but Andrew's work is already available, him being a staunch member of CLOG
The Inside Story. Featuring interviews with characters from a diverse selection of novels, it is now available for viewing on Wordpress. Rather than reading the ‘blurb’ on the back of a book, you can actually ‘hear’ what a particular character thinks about things. You’ll learn the ‘Inside Story’. In fact, you’ll get an insight into thoughts and ideas that were never told to the writer. There are links to individual interviews on the Portfolio tab.