SIBA Awards…were amazing this year. Continual voting for eleven days and keeping our fingers crossed.
Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016 was nominated and we came second in the Anthology Section. We are all jumping up and down, celebrating how great we all are. Personally I would like to than all the authors who participated in the first Ghostly Writes Anthology. You were all amazing, with enjoy able stories. You deserve the win. I’d also like to thank all those who helped with promotional material, marketing and the book cover.
Thank you all for your support and lets hope we can take out the number one spot in Anthologies next year.
Our Authors last year were:
Kyrena Lynch, J G Clay, J B Taylor, Adam Mitchell, Sarah Mosier, Neil Newton, Rocky Rochford, Karen J Mossman, J L C Roche, Eve Merrick-Williams, Wendy Steele, Jennifer Deese, Stewart Bint, Michael J Elliott, Adele Marie Park, Amy Budd, Jessica Wren, C A Keith, Claire Plaisted, Ashley Uzzell, Jane Risdon, Cayleigh Stickler, Marjorie Hembroff, Jim Adams and Elizabeth H Newton.
Reflections of the past twelve months. What have we done. The highs and lows. The requests and even the chat.
I have met some amazing people over the last twelve months. Many who have helped to improve my love of learning, friendship, sisterhood and much more. With business growing I find it is now time to thank everyone who had helped make this a great year. Thank you for your comments, chat, shares, reblogs and support. Without you I would not be where I am today. A fine spot with more highs than lows. THANK YOU
Clients of 2016
We have assisted EIGHT AUTHORS with NINE books – ebook and print. We have also assisted these authors along with another FOUR to learn the ropes of Publishing. Some wish to do as much as they can, others like assistance each time. Some of these authors have several more works to be published and we are looking forward to working with them again. We have also worked with twenty-five authors for our Anthology…More on that later.
We set up a Sponsorship earlier in 2016. Our WINNER was J B TAYLOR with his Sci Fi novel called DISCOVERY. J B Taylor was Awesome to work with. We’d also like to thank Limelight Literature and Fantasia Covers for been part of this Sponsorship.
Indie Publishing News
We opened a new avenue toMARKETING for FREE to all Indie Authors and those who supported Indie Authors in February 2016. This newsletter grew at such an astounding rate it is now MONTHLY ONLINE MAGAZINE which goes worldwide. US, UK, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, INDIA, EUROPE – Time to do a survey. All a person needs to do for FREE Marketing is sign up to receive the Magazine and share it out, this helps spread the word on their work as well as anyone else who participates in the group. We now run a SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR who gets the cover page as well as around 5 – 6 pages of information about them, their books, reviews etc.
Last month we introduced the Roving Reporter idea. This is for those who write or find interesting articles they wish to bring to attention of other Indie Authors and supporters.
As from January 2017 we will have a BACK PAGE ADVERT. For next year this will be Advertising GOINDIENOW an wonderful company who supports Indie Authors with marketing and video discussion – plus much more.
Anyone who else who wishes to support the Magazine to keep it FREE is welcome to place on-going adverts (the same one each month or bi-monthly for a small fee. This Magazine is not out to make money! It is there to help. However at 40 plus pages it takes time, so assistance is always welcome.
Ghostly Writes Anthology
FREE Anthology for those who wish to write a short story of up to 6K for Halloween. Once again this was well received. We had 25 Authors participate, some publishing for the first time. The Anthology was well recieved and is still downloading well on KINDLE – The eBook is FREE) We are looking at writing a short Ghostly Romance Anthology for Valentines…However this has an entry FEE of $10 each. The HALLOWS EVE ANTHOLOGY WILL ALWAYS BE FREE IN EBOOK FORMAT.
As the Director of Plaisted Publishing House I have continued my Business Training with a Diploma in Small Business Enterprise – Level 5. I graduate in 2017. I will continue to grow and learn to make my company one of the best, if not the best out there for Indie Authors. I love being a Small Press Publisher. I love to chat and see how I can help. Please dont’ hesitate to contact us.
There have been a few lows, through seeing people in a positive light and them coming back to bite you due to living in a negative world and thinking they know what we should be doing as a company. Even we are still learning the ins and outs, though there are many out there who know – WE KNOW OUR JOB. I’d like to thank those who have given us the love and support we have needed, mainly from friends and clients worldwide – we are proud to say we pulled through – taking the bull by the horns and growing stronger than ever before.