24 thoughts on “My Journey into Creating a Publishing Company…Part One

  1. Jemima Pett says:

    “By the time I had learnt enough to make paperbacks and ebooks I had written four books. I bought some copies and was delighted with the results (now I just groan at my obvious need to learn more). I took them to the local writers group which showed little interest. Few of them were authors even less were published.”
    My experience exactly. I did consider becoming a publisher, but my weakness is marketing, and still is.
    Looking forward to part 2!

    • claire plaisted says:

      I do wonder why the writers groups aren’t overly interested. In the end i decided it was due to most of them being writers rather than Authors. Your experience matches mine though of course I took the next step, partly because someone asked and also because I am a bit of a computer geek. I love formatting and helping authors get their work looking professional. I still see a lot of formatting which makes me cringe. Part two should be up later in the week – I’m digging into my memory for details. 🙂 Thank you for your response.

      • Jemima Pett says:

        I think because there are several ‘official’ creative writing courses in Norfolk, there is a great deal of snobbery about published vs. self-published. But as you say, writing and authoring are not the same thing!

      • claire plaisted says:

        I’ve hit that one too. In New Zealand it is hard to be Self-Published. I have been verbally attacked once about Traditional vs Self and since that time i have a fine response. “You never enjoyed reading Shakespere or Jayne Eyre..perhaps Tom Sawyer was not to your liking.” As you may know they were all originally published…printed prior to publishing houses… 😀

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