Just about when writer Peter Rake thought he’d better give up on the idea of getting his stories published, an email to MetaPlume changed his mind. Peter has had just one of many short stories published so far (and we’re working hard behind the scenes at MetaPlume to get more ready). His local paper, The Coffs Coast (in Coffs Harbor Australia), has written up an article about Peter’s publishing success:
“THE popularity of short stories is being revived online, with small ‘e-books’ gaining momentum on sales sites such as Amazon.
Unfortunately Australian writers are curiously not well represented – but that is all about to change with the help of one local writer.
Peter Rake, who has lived on the Coffs Coast for many decades, is set to dominate the field with a series of publications on Amazon Kindle.
The journey for the – until now – unpublished writer, began with the short story of Notty, a bar-fly, bludger and sneak thief turned unlikely hero.
The places and people in Mr Rake’s stories have been delightfully crafted, fictionalised versions of sleepy outback towns and people that he encountered during a stint in outback Queensland as a young man.
As a drover, a stockman, and other jobs on sheep stations and the like, Mr Rake spent the years moving from town to town, enjoying the expanse of land and the satisfaction of a long days work.
Now, after more than 30 years of spinning yarns, several of Mr Rake’s short stories and a novel called ‘Freda’ are being published on Amazon Kindle with the help of his publishing company MetaPlume.”