Category Archive: Get published

Nov 22

THE BUSINESS OF BOOKS: GUILDING THE LILY – Jane Cable meets Book Guild author Sally Jenkins

How much of your working life does the business of books take up? Around 40% of my working life is spent on writing and writing-related activities. I work for a multinational IT consultancy three days a week which, in theory, leaves two days for the business of books. In reality, domestic trivia eats into those …

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Feb 01

The Business of Books: Giving it all Away

publishing, Jane Cable, writing

Jane Cable’s Another You goes on free download on Amazon… Two weeks ago I wrote about trying to be empirical in judging the results of marketing – and also that Another You would be on free promotion. While an ideal opportunity to see if I could actually learn what worked and what didn’t, it felt …

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Jan 04

The Business of Books

Throughout 2017 I’ll be alternating my own blog posts with interviews with other authors and book business insiders. I have a background in business myself, having trained as a chartered accountant and run my own company for the last sixteen years and when I embarked on my career as an author it was comforting to …

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Nov 14

BEST ENDEAVOURS BEST IDEAS: Jane Cable on what happens once that digital publishing deal is in the bag

Isn’t it funny how the most important emails just seem to slide into your inbox at the most inopportune times? Late on Monday afternoon my edit notes and first proof came back from Endeavour – just as I was wolfing down an early supper ready to go to Chindi Authors’ monthly meeting. I scanned the …

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Nov 02

Best Endeavours, Best of Spirits: Jane Cable’s on what happens once that digital publishing deal is in the bag

BEST ENDEAVOURS   Jane Cable’s blog about what happens once that digital publishing deal is in the bag continues.   BEST OF SPIRITS   For a writer of ghost stories Hallowe’en offers apparently boundless opportunities to promote your work. I benefitted greatly from this when my first novel, The Cheesemaker’s House, hit the bookshops one …

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Oct 26

BEST ENDEAVOURS BEST EFFECTS: Jane Cable On What Happens When That Digital Publishing Deal Happens

BEST ENDEAVOURS Jane Cable’s blog about what happens once that digital publishing deal is in the bag continues. BEST EFFECTS There are moments when the penny drops and you think ‘so that’s how it’s done’. And last week, in a palatial room in Reading Town Hall, the smallest coin of the realm came tumbling down …

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Sep 28

BEST ENDEAVOURS: Best Of Days: Jane Cable’s Digital Publishing Journey

BEST ENDEAVOURS Jane Cable’s blog about what happens once that digital publishing deal is in the bag continues. BEST OF DAYS That’s it – the manuscript has been emailed to Endeavour and acknowledged. In four to six weeks I’ll know how much more work I have to do. So how do I feel? Exhausted – …

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Sep 20

Best Endeavours Technical Best: Jane Cable On What Happens After You Sign That Digital Publishing Contract

BEST ENDEAVOURS Jane Cable’s blog about what happens once that digital publishing deal is in the bag continues. TECHNICAL BEST I feel as though I know every word of The Seahorse Summer off by heart. And that can’t be a good thing. My real battle with editing over a short period of time is coming …

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