Friday, 15 January 2016

2016: A New Adventure Begins


Last year was a momentous one for this vintage writer. It saw the launch of The Adventures of L-Plate Gran, a blog based on the two days a week that I mind my granddaughter. It also marked the publication of the third Victorian Crime book, Death & Dominion.

However some time towards the end of December, a crossroads was reached. Two paths lay ahead of me and I had to make a choice which one to follow. I made that choice and thus, from 2016, all my adult novels will be published under my own imprint: Little G Books. They will be available in ebook and book format, initially via Amazon. I'll try to master Barnes & Noble & Kobo eventually, give me time.

The covers have been re-done by David Baird, my graphic designer friend. The colours all come from an original Victorian paint company catalogue, giving them an even greater authenticity. This is the cover for Diamonds & Dust:

 Here's the new cover for Honour & Obey:

And here's the slightly different coloured cover for the most recent book: Death & Dominion:

I'd also like to thank my fellow writer and friend Andrew French (@AFrenchAuthor) and his lovely wife Alison (@Crafts_ByDesign), formatter extraordinaire, for helping me with all the complexities of diving back into self-publishing once again. I've still got some bits and pieces to sort behind the scenes, but it's 99.9% there... and I'm really looking forward to sharing the next book, Murder & Mayhem with all of you later this year.

So let the adventure start!

45 comments:

  1. go. m’Lady, go ... break a gazillion literary legs :)

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    1. ....thanks....if I had them, I would!

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  2. Fabulous news, Carol. Congratulations on your imprint and for choosing your own destiny. I love the new covers and look forward to book four.

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  3. Congratulations. Ive just done the same thing and am loving being back in control of my books.

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    1. Been a haul...and still some bits to sort, but getting there! At least I now get a decent return for all my efforts!

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  4. Exciting times Carol. Good luck on your Victorian venture.

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  5. I left a trad deal last year too, as you know, and I'd never advise anyone to sign with a small publisher now I've been on both sides of the fence. The grass is NOT greener! Best of luck Carol.

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    1. I read the blog!I have too, and twice with 'the big 5'. It is always a huge gambol...whatever side of the fence you graze!

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  6. Well done Carol, wishing you much success and any new adventures. wonderful for you. :)

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  7. Good luck with your new venture, Hedges!! Yet another feather in a rather wonderful cap!! :)

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    1. Thanks W2 ,,,looking forward to us both coming up with the same title and freaking Amazon out!

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  8. Really interested in hearing you're going fully down the SP route now, Carol - all the best with your writing career!

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  9. The books look lovely, well done, Carol, and lots of luck - Little G Books seems a lovely amalgamation of two passions.

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  10. A very exciting time for you, and they look super, as you say authentic. I can't wait to see the new book

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  11. Congratulations - and a message that radiates courage, hope and joy in life for the grandparent generation (including me) who've been enable to start a new career in self-publishing. Long may your imprint thrive!

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    1. We are amazing! I published the first VicFic book age 63...and that was a total change of age group and genre!

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  12. Congratulations, Carol. Your family of books looks really classy. Those covers are perfect for your subject matter.

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  13. Excellent! Hope it's hugely successful.

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  14. WOW! Congratulations Carol.
    You are, as ever, an inspiration to us all. So very pleased for you xx

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  15. It's going to be great. You are in the driving seat.

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  16. You're a very curageous lady, ma'am Good luck for all the endeavours
    Markus

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  17. Great news, Carol. I wish you the very best of luck. Exciting times! :) Xx

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  18. It's not an easy choice to make, Carol. My very best wishes for Little G Books.
    p.s. (I'll be looking out for your very best marketing tips this coming year ;-) i.e. ones that are 'pinchable')

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    1. As far as you are concerned, everything in 'pinchable' --I probably pinched it from someone else in the first place!!

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  19. Well done Carol! I wish you lots of luck. I love the new book colours and the poster photo above just sets the scene.

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  20. Well done Carol! I enjoyed D&D and will soon re-read all three as one book. They look lovely all lined up on the shelf! Keep writing!

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  21. Best of luck Carol. Looks beautiful. Keep them coming!

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  22. Congratulations Carol, I'm loving the look of the covers and wish you all the best for this latest adventure :-)

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  23. Fantastic, Carol. I love the subtlety of these new colours, and I will definitely be buying the paperbacks of the second two as soon as I can manage it. I have a feeling you are not going to regret this at all!

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  24. Good for you! just made a similar decision myself. And just started Death and Dominion - really enjoying it. Review soon.

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    1. Thanks DS ...appreciate that. One of my biggest fears was losing all my lovely reviews! Luckily the Amazonians managed to transfer them over.

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  25. So proud of you. You'll sell tons! Great covers by the way. Looking forward to seeing you soar.

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    1. Really kind .... been a nightmare journey, but arrived now!

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  26. Wonderful news, Carol - so thrilled for you!! Welcome to the wonderful and happy world of the Indie Author! :) xxx

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  27. So exciting! I've come late to the party but better late than never really enjoying the books lovely to know another one coming later this year

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    1. Thanks ladies...have been here before with Jigsaw Pieces, but nothing as grand as 3 whole books (at the same time) eep!

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  28. I self-published last year after two books with a small trad publisher. No regrets so far. Good luck and much happiness!

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  29. The very best of luck, Carol :) Look forward to the next book!

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  30. Sincere best wishes for this. I will be following the progress with genuine interest.

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    1. Thanks ...funnily enough, so will I!

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  31. Just up and about and tentatively starting to catch up....

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    1. in a noon-medical sense, I know how you feel..... welcome back TT!

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    2. in a noon-medical sense, I know how you feel..... welcome back TT!

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