Author Derek Haines And His Excellent Insight Into Book Publishing

Today I’m doing something a bit unusual. I read three different blog posts from author Derek Haines and could not decide which one to re-blog. Finally, I decided to make sure you will pay attention to all three of them by providing you with all links in one blog post. You will, therefore, get ‘three for one,’ so to speak.

I hope Derek Haines will forgive me for doing this to his work, but I think all three are interesting, informative and helpful to us authors and we thank you for your hard work, Derek!

Just Publishing Advice is maintained by Derek Haines, an ageing English teacher, author and habitual blogger, who has a long-held interest in self-publishing, as a means of freedom of expression rather than as an avenue to instant riches and fame.

Last century, well before the term self-publishing and the advent of e-books and print on demand paperbacks, and well before Amazon was even born, he was printing, hand binding and selling his own novels and books of awful poetry.

Today, with modern technology available to him, he continues to write and electronically publish new novels, from time to time, but has realised that publishing awful poetry might not have been such a good idea. One lives and learns.

In between irregular novels, he blogs. In a way, it is self-publishing at its grassroots. Opinion, ideas and advice, delivered almost daily.

He maintains a couple of popular blogs. The Vandal for his own opinions, Whizbuzz Books for book promotion, and this one, Just Publishing Advice, for self-publishing tips, as well as a couple of other blogs aren’t quite so popular. Well, that’s life.

He has, however, written a few books that achieved some acclaim.

(Read his bio by clicking HERE)




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