Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Starting a new blog

As regular readers of this blog know, I've been shopping around my Missouri Civil War horror novel, A Fine Likeness, for some time now. This was a finalist in ChiZine and Dorchester's Fresh Blood contest but because I was traveling in Ethiopia I wasn't able to garner enough votes to win.

Well, I've decided that with the Civil War sesquicentennial already upon us, now is the time to publish this, so I've going to self-publish with Kindle Direct Publishing, Createspace, and Smashwords. A Fine Likeness will be published in September.

I've started a blog dedicated to the book and its series called, unsurprisingly, Civil War Horror. I posted there today about why a professional author is self-publishing on Amazon. I hope you'll join me on this venture into the uncertain world of modern publishing.


irishoma said...

Hi Sean,
I'll check out your new blog.

Kathleen Jones said...

Hi Sean - thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Yes, more and more of us are going down the Indie publishing route - this is going to be an interesting journey. Let me know how it goes for you!

Dianna Graveman said...

I'll be following this closely, Sean, as I'm curious about what the future of publishing holds for all of us. Best of luck with this!

Shannon @ A Mom's Year said...

I've just read and enjoyed your article on midlisters in the 9/08 issue of The Writer. From where I sit as a former editor (now a stay-at-home mother of four), the midlister life looks great! I appreciate the information you shared in the article; it's given me a lot to think about. I'll also be interested to hear about your foray into independent publishing.

BTW, your other (personal?) blog is stunning.

Sean McLachlan said...

Glad you enjoyed the article! Wow, that was published three years ago. Nice to hear it's still being read by people, or at least one person.

Thanks for your kind words on my blog. Which one are you referring to? My Civil War blog is personal, set up to promote my novel and my obsession with the war west of the Mississippi. The Ethiopia series is on Gadling, a travel blog I and about a dozen other bloggers write for.

Don't give up! The economy is bad, but there are still plenty of opportunities for hardworking midlisters.

Looking for more from Sean McLachlan? He also hangs out on the Civil War Horror blog, where he focuses on Civil War and Wild West history.

You can also find him on his Twitter feed and Facebook page.