Back in May, I wrote a little here about my first foray into Independent Publishing, or what would have been called self-publishing until recent years. I’ve set up my own imprint, which I’ve called Blue Morpho Press (in honour of the wonderful butterfly MORPH who is a feature of The Killing Jar, my first novel) but I am the only employee/director/general dogsbody of this new, exciting and vibrant publishing house.
Over the course of the last year, I’ve been more and more convinced by indie/self publishing as a viable route for my writing. I’ve attended workshops, spoken to writers working in all sorts of ways, heard convincing arguments on both sides of this ‘fence’. The more I hear, the more convinced I am that for the books I want to write, at least some kind of hybrid model is likely to work best for me.
This July, my first longer indie publishing project is set to begin. I’m publishing three novellas via Kindle, a series of thrillers set in Nottingham, and on the internet. THE TROLL is a trilogy of psychological suspense with an intelligent edge, referencing fairy tales, film, literature and storytelling. It’s probably the best thing I’ve ever written, and it brings together the two sides of my writing interests. I’m very excited to be about to let it out and into the world.
The first book comes out on 17th July, and the others will follow on the 17th August, and then 17th September.
Watch this space, lovely people.