Discussing love, food, and living with a disability, A Z-hearted Guide to Heartache by Charley Barnes is an moving poetry collection that will take you on a real roller-coaster of emotions. And that's exactly why I love it!
Over the last ten years, the publishing industry has gone through many changes. Discontented with poor royalty payments and sometimes faced with having to part with thousands of pounds, authors are now turning to publishing DIY, better known as self-publishing, in order to experience the thrill of seeing their book available for people to buy.
Being an author has been a dream of mine for many years. One of my novels, Heartbound, was completed during my second year of university. Like authors the world over, I had a decision to make; go through an agent and/or publisher, or go it alone. In the first instance, I went for the former option and I did receive an offer. Unfortunately, there was a fee to pay…
And, being a university student, that sort of money was something I simply could not afford. I was desperate to release Heartbound and experience the thrill of seeing my novel ready for purchase.
Self-publishing was looking more attractive.
So that’s what I did. I spoke to author, David Court, about how he chose his publication route. Read what he had to say below.