Publishing for free – is it worth it?

I was speaking to an author who has recently won an online writing competition (one of these ‘get published’ initiatives) and, out of curiosity, asked if they’d sent her a contract. When she said no, I asked her if she knew what the terms and conditions were. What she told me shocked me. Without going […]

The Other Side of the Publishing Door

I sold the rights to Amaravati in June 2010. You would think I’d remember the day quite well but I don’t. I do remember certain things, though: the exact words my agent typed out on his instant messenger, the red woolen coat in which I was wrapped (June is mid-winter in New Zealand), the hug […]