There is a lot of confusion online about what hybrid publishing actually is and we’d like to help clear a few things up, as some bloggers and reviewers have written about how publishing is ‘black and white’, rather than a spectrum. This sometimes turns authors away from hybrid publishers, like ourselves, which means that some books might not get published, and great reads unfortunately slip through the cracks.
By having an online presence as a business, you instantly open yourself up to criticism and comment from every person who deals with you along the way. And because it’s online, this criticism can be viewed every single day by thousands of people who have not themselves dealt with you but who are prepared, as is their prerogative, to believe everything they’ve seen/read/heard.
In 'Prometheus Ascending', London based author William P. Thomson introduces us to Sir James Robert Carvel and his ‘Team' - professors Richard Beckler, Anthony Morrow and Ernst Kraser who, in August 1985, carried out the first human brain transplant. Was this to be another milestone in transplant history or a dramatic experiment with far reaching consequences? This is a fascinating and very readable account of what came to be known as ‘The Carvel Experiment', and of the four men who pioneered it.
1. Remember to practice patience and perseverance. While it’s important to ‘dream big’, it’s also important to remain as realistic as possible and remember you share your dream with thousands, if not millions, of other people globally. Becoming an author is a hard slog and you'll often want to pack the whole writing business in, but it’s the patience and perseverance that will hold you in good stead.
It’s National Poetry at Work Day and what better way to embrace this national day, than to get the Austin Macauley team involved? Here are some of the office’s favorite poems from a variety of our wonderful anthologies.
Eating on a budget is something more and more of us are having to do these days. Sometimes it’s hard to find a way to feed a family with good home cooked food without spending too much money. But with this book you can feed a family of four for under £2.50 a meal.
As some of you may or may not know, on January 23rd 2017, we’ll be opening a brand new office in Wall Street, New York and, to coincide with the launch, Austin Macauley are delighted to have been accepted into The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) family.
The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) is a not-for-profit membership organization serving and leading the independent publishing community through advocacy, education, and tools for success. With over 3,000 members, IBPA is the largest publishing trade association in the U.S.