I've been keeping up with the fight between Amazon and traditional publishing houses on Twitter this week, and with eBooks outselling paperbacks on Amazon for the first time last month, it all seems very relevant. Amazon is now signing up authors directly and writing publishers out of the deal, whilst traditionals have been accused of no longer taking risks on new authors. Shows you the industry is in turmoil and revolution is in the air. Whichever side you're on - and I don't yet know where I stand (tradition is tradition, after all) - you can't deny it's good news for us writers because for the first time in publishing history, we have someone on our side who has a worldwide audience ready and waiting for us to tap in to, and more importantly who wants the same things as we do!
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.