WELCOME

Hi and welcome,

This site is dedicated to helping new authors find their feet.

Whether you’re doing it (or thinking of doing it!) as a hobby for yourself, or to write stories for your kids or grandkids. Or that book you’ve been meaning to start for…well…ever. You’ll want help to write good stories, and maybe get them published in whatever form you wish. Perhaps an eBook, a few paperbacks for the family, or a beautifully illustrated hardback.

And we can’t forget business books. There’s never been a better time to write one. This site will explain best-practice, and why to do one (and it’s not why you think) – and how to use it to achieve a six-figure income without selling a single copy.

Half-a-century of book publishing in the UK has been turned on its head in the last ten years. The internet, Amazon, desktop publishing and the eBook, has changed everything.

Now anyone can be an author for as little as zero pounds.

My story is similar to many. In need of a change from a long career as a Systems Designer in corporate aviation, in 2008 I took a leap of faith to become a fantasy author. To my surprise, my first book hit No1 on Amazon for Epic Fantasy and knocked The Hunger Games from the top slot in Waterstones.

I began helping others wanting to become authors, and a community of new writers soon sprang up, hungry to write stories better and get self-published. This spawned NAGS (New Author Groups) which I run bi-weekly and now in its fifth year; and REDBAK Publishing since 2011, providing self-publishing services to create high-quality books to match the top traditional publishers.

I now run REDBAK for self-publishing authors, and NAGS for both community meetups and to provide a range of structured courses for new authors across the Southeast on creative writing, self-publishing and book marketing (including Canterbury Christchurch University and North Kent College). I also give talks to a variety of groups, events and businesses.

The journey so far has been liberating and fast-moving, and there’s no sign of the industry evolution slowing.

It’s never been a better time to become an author.

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My courses include:

 

And pardon my catchphrase:

“I guarantee – working with me – the outcome will be better by Miles.”

I hope you find what you’re looking for, and if not, let me know in the comments section at the bottom of this page and I promise to provide a reply as soon as I can.

Good luck, and don’t forget to write!

Miles


 

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9 thoughts on “WELCOME

  1. C Woodward on February 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm said:

    I really like this “about me” page, I think it is very informative, witty and very interesting, well done you 🙂

  2. C Woodward on February 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm said:

    oh, and very professional pictures too :))

  3. Pat Tuppenney on January 15, 2014 at 11:26 pm said:

    Is there going to be Book two of The Walkers of Legend series? we enjoyed
    Book one and looking forward to a sequel. Regards.

  4. Hi Pat,

    Delighted you enjoyed The Walkers of Legend.

    Yes book two underway which should be in publication later this year. In fact The Walkers of Legend is a series to unfold over a double trilogy.

    You can get an automatic notification, details here http://www.thewalkersoflegend.co.uk/

    Kindest Regards

    Miles

  5. lewis on March 29, 2015 at 2:17 am said:

    Hi Miles did the 2nd book get released yet? I have been looking. Was lovely meeting you in Maidstone last year. My autographed copy is still untouched and air sealed. Hope your family and yourself are well.

    Lewis

    • Hi Lewis, nice to hear from you! I hope you and your family are well too.

      Book two is planned for a June release, and as long as no significant plot problems arise from the check being done now, all should be well for that date.

      So I look forward, hopefully, to seeing you then 🙂

      Miles

    • Hi Lewis, just a quick update that The Walkers of Legend book 2 (Legends Awakening) has a release date of 25 September. If you want an email to let you know of book signings, there is a newsletter now available. You can sign up through http://www.thewalkersoflegend.co.uk. Hope to see you at one.

      All the best

      Miles

  6. michael on August 15, 2015 at 7:15 pm said:

    Hello Miles! I really enjoyed your first book of the walkers legend…great new stuff written very good and certainty an enjoyable read…I just noticed that the second book is due out in September of 2015…I was just wandering if it will be available in paperback on the same day or at all in the U.S.?…Looking forward to reading more. ….get bio also.

    • Hi Michael, delighted to hear you enjoyed book one, and thanks for letting me know. Yes, book two will be available in the US in paperback through Amazon, although it takes longer to get proofed compared to local outlets. If you sign up to The Walkers of Legend newsletter it will be in there when it’s published for US.

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