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How They Did It In 2014 – A Round-up Of Our Sunday Guests

How They Did It in 2014 – A Round-up of our Sunday Guests

As inspiration for your new self-publishing year, here’s a checklist of the self-publishing superstars that we interviewed for our Sunday “How I Do It” slot in 2015.

Headshot of Rachel Abbott

Rachel Abbott, one of the self-publishing superstars that we interviewed in 2014

Each special guest answered the same 7 key questions, in as many or as few words as they wished:

  1. What is the secret of your success?
  2. What was the single best thing you ever did?
  3. How do you get/stay in a creative mood?
  4. How do you prioritise?
  5. What’s next?
  6. What’s the highlight of being an author – publisher for you?
  7. What are your top tips for other indie authors?

Although between them the guests represented a wide range of genres, from historical fiction to travel writing, there were some recurring themes echoing through their answers – and also quite a few surprises!

To catch up on any that you missed, click on any author’s name below:

If you’d like to nominate as a guest for this slot an author-publisher who has particularly inspired you, please don’t hesitate to contact the blog’s Commissioning Editor, Debbie Young, with your suggestion.

Debbie Young

Debbie Young writes warm, funny feel-good fiction, including the Sophie Sayers Village Mysteries series, which begins with the bestselling "Best Murder in Show". As ALLi's Author Advice Center Manager, she also writes guidebooks for authors. Founder and director of the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, she is a frequent speaker at other literary events. Find out more about Debbie's writing life on her author website www.authordebbieyoung.com.

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