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.
My courses include:
- Create a Compelling Business Book – and Know What to do with it
- How to Sell Thousands of Books
- Create a Captivating Business Bio
- 10-week Course for Beginners to Write Like Authors!
- Get Yourself into Print – The Self-Publishing Revolution
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!
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