For authors, the days of the self-effacing, reclusive life are a thing of the past. And it looks like the internet – that perennial bete noire – is to blame.
Publishers, bookshops, literary agents and – let’s not forget – readers have so many books to choose from. Any author relying purely on the quality of his work to gain attention is, apparently, doomed to failure, lashed away by a casual flick of the fiction market’s ever-growing long tail.
Conventional wisdom now dictates that all authors must build themselves a profile to have any chance of success.
This website is my attempt to do this.
So, what’s in it for you?
I’ve decided to build a really good set of resources for people who love great quality fiction.
Whether you’re a reader or a writer, I’m curating a collection of links and notes which I hope add to your enjoyment of captivating stories told by wonderful writers.
And what’s in it for me?
I’m looking forward to having a reason to absorb the wisdom of writers and other industry professionals who have something interesting to say.
And – who knows? – along the way, you might start to take an interest in my own work, too, helping me build that all-important “profile”.