I will always dream of that big publishing deal where I get my very own creative team to work with - I simply can't help myself. And knowing that it's getting harder and harder to attain just makes me want it even more. However, I'll happily settle for a little success on Amazon first because I'm chomping at the bit to reach a worldwide audience...
Amazon has now created different imprints to cater for different genres and they are building up a credible editorial team to work with authors. I think we can assume that not only are they taking this business seriously, but they've looked at the publishing industry and processes with fresh eyes and now they are proactively plugging the gaps. And for that I have to applaud Amazon. For too long the conservative, elitist publishing conglomerates have been allowed to dictate the marketplace - and more interestingly dictate to us what we should be reading. If anyone was going to smash the stigma of self / vanity publishing, I'm pleased it's Amazon.
Check out more on the debate and what Amazon is doing to best place itself here.
Blogging is an amazing concept so here I am giving it a whirl. You'll get words. You'll get pics. Sometimes a vid or two. You'll get tongue in cheek, the odd humble opinion and an honest insight into my travels and writing life. Maybe even a few gems along the way. I'll be musing on home turf as I see more and more of the UK and sharing my experiences further afield on holidays and adventurous trips across the globe.