Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Am I a micro-publisher?

Well, what I am is a one-woman online outfit opening doors for new writers.  Digital and online publishing is overcoming the traditionally tough route to publication.  But it is still true that everyone needs an editor.  Which is where what I’ve decided to call the micro publisher comes in.

I’ve launched Timeless Books with an anthology of short stories introducing new writers.  The stories originate from a summer story competition run in tandem with the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Sunday Express magazine.  I wrote to a number of entrants whose stories had shown promise and offered an assessment with the hope of the rewrite going into the anthology.  These fourteen tales are the result.

THE WAYS OF LOVE is a collection of stories in fresh voices.  Under the overall theme, the stories are very different.  From light to dark, from poignant to cynical, they illustrate the frailties and foibles of the human heart.

I’ve had to wear all the hats, including editing, proofing and designing the cover.  Fortunately I was able to use an image created by my brother, digital artist David Evans Bailey, which made things a lot easier.

It’s available in print or download at

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