Independence Day

Nicola has been published by the BIG publishing houses several times. She won the Betty Trask Award for a first novel with her Nottingham based gritty and eloquent The Killing Jar. She’s now going down the independent publishing route with what it bound to be a well written, edgy and intelligent trilogy of tales. Available on kindle from 17 July.

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Back in May, I wrote a little here about my first foray into Independent Publishing, or what would have been called self-publishing until recent years. I’ve set up my own imprint, which I’ve called  Blue Morpho Press (in honour of the wonderful butterfly MORPH who is a featurTroll-Finale of The Killing Jar, my first novel) but I am the only employee/director/general dogsbody of this new, exciting and vibrant publishing house.

Over the course of the last year, I’ve been more and more convinced by indie/self publishing as a viable route for my writing. I’ve attended workshops, spoken to writers working in all sorts of ways, heard convincing arguments on both sides of this ‘fence’. The more I hear, the more convinced I am that for the books I want to write, at least some kind of hybrid model is likely to work best for me.

This July, my first…

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