It’s not easy being an independent author. By independent, I don’t mean ‘attached to an independent publishing house’. I mean hiring a proofreader, editor, cover designer, and not being invited to publishing shindigs. M’colleague Matt F Curran doesn’t think it’s easy either. He is the brains behind Thirst Editions, a new, virtual publishing outfit under whose auspices Matt, Aliya Whiteley, Roger Morris, Frances Garrod, and Tim Stretton will be putting out a title or two. These authors are not all independent by the above definition, but they’ve all had work passed over on the grounds of mass market appeal rather than quality — and with ebooks and the long tail, quality can now count.
There is no ‘i’ in team. There are, however, three in ‘Thirst Editions’.
I think you know what I mean.
If you don’t, take a look at this post, where Matt outlines the ethos behind Thirst Editions.
Monday, 23rd April is launch day. My novel Proper Job will be re-published as a Thirst Editions book (reserving Writer As A Stranger for the Saskia Brandt books) at the crazy price of 77p, along with Tim’s Dragonchaser and Aliya’s Mean Mode Median. These last two are also cheap-as-chips.
What are you waiting for? We’d appreciate your support.