Monday, 2 May 2016

Going "Indie style"

Recently I got back my Author's rights for my first novel that was published by Safkhet Publishing, so the novel, Racing Heart, as it was published is no longer available on any Amazon sites.

I have a faith in my novel. I really do. That's why it was not hard for me to decide to try and self-publish it. 

One thing is very true; Self-publishing is not for the sissies, as one of my fellow authors Lizzie Lamb tells us in her advert for her workshop she will have on 14th of May in The Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre. Unfortunately I cannot attend the workshop myself as I'm just too far away, but I'm sure she has some pretty good stuff to share with us writers.

My novel title was changed by the publisher, with my consent of course, from the one which I initially had titled it. But I decided to return to its initial title and to get a completely different cover too. Those were not tough decision. I know what I want and I’m going to go for it.

But there are so many other different things an author, who decide to self-publish, must decide.

My first decision I had to make was: Do it all yourself or hire people to do it for you?
Well, I'm well aware I cannot do everything, so my decision was to hire others, professionals. I decided if I'm going to put my novel back on sale, I'll do it properly.

Inevitably, the work began. And you know what? So far so good. 

The title is fixed. The cover almost ready to be revealed. But... yes, there is always “a but”, give me few more days. I'll definitely reveal it soon enough. Just watch this space.


  1. Well June as you know iv always believed and trusted you and your work, and have so much faith in you that whatever you try to achieve you will succeed and you have done. You have and always will work extremely hard for your goals, and with all that goes on in your life, You should be named superwoman June/Petra. I loved your first book and look forward very much to seeing your brand new cover. Good for you going self published very proud of you and your determination xx

    1. Thank you so much my dear friend. For your faith in me! xoxo

  2. June, you've worked hard to write the novel and get your rights back from Safkhet. Now take that last BIG step and self publish. I did and I haven't looked back. I wish you could attend my course as I've spent a week preparing for it. Whatever you decide my friend, good luck. You deserve to win.

    1. Thank you Lizzie. I'm taking leap of faith. Hopefully I'll followed your footprints.
      I wish I could attend your course, but I can't.
      Good luck with it! And your books!

  3. Congratulations, June! You can do it! Good luck - I'm right behind you.