Nothing is more satisfying for a publisher than seeing a writer who deserves to have their work read, be published. Today, Peter Rake can proudly say that he is a published author. Working in obscurity, it’s the classic tale of the writer honing their craft through workshopping and TAFE courses on writing; having conversations in [...]
Monthly Archive for July, 2012
When you are running a blog as an author it’s important to provide the full breadth of online profiles … and to make them easy to visit and follow. A nice clean way to do this is to feature small icons of each social media type in your blog’s border, with each linking to your [...]
When you are promoting an author, or promoting yourself as an author, it’s extremely useful to make up an Author Bio sheet. In fact, it’s smart to make up a few versions. I’d recommend: 200 word version 400 word version 600 word version well presented PDF version with a headshot photo If you have bios [...]
It’s a great pleasure to announce MetaPlume’s representation of Peter Rake, an emerging artist from Australia whose short stories and upcoming novel capture the grit and beauty of outback Queensland during the ’50s and ’60s. Being an Australian myself, I instantly have a picture in my head about the place and time … none of [...]
If you are an author who has decided to take your stories from your journal or computer to people’s e-readers or the printed book, you must start using social media to promote yourself and your work. Google+ is a place where you will find a great deal of other writers … and readers. This blog [...]
My daughter found this on Tumblr and emailed it to me. It’s an image of a page from The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, describing The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, on an e-reader that resembles The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.