You can see the full range of my published hard copy works at my Lulu account. I love Lulu.com, it really does even the playing field and give some power back to the writer regarding the publishing of their work. The thing is, publishers are about distribution and sales. They have the means to distribute the books far and wide so that they sell. They make decisions of what they will and won’t publish each year based on their gut feelings as to what will sell and what won’t. They make more gaffs than good choices, as evidenced by the numerous books in the $2 bin out the front of book shops and of course the back room inventory that they carry but doesn’t sell out too often.
The hard thing is not writing the book, nor is it finding a literary agent to represent you or a publisher to publish the book. The hardest thing is selling the book. It can be the best story in the world but if people don’t buy it then it is a door stop and not much else. If you want to go the ‘vanity press’ route, and many famous authors have, then you can get into print and in that regard Lulu.com is no different. But they also offer you ways to market and sell your work. To get it taken on board by the major book chains and that is a saga all of its own!
This is a business. Like all businesses there are tricks, secrets, traps and a modicum of good luck and right place, right time. Here is my published work with links to where you can buy it. Most are my own writing however I am more and more involved with Editing and Publishing of late and have included these books as well.
Written By Me
StreetWise Philippines Series
Filipina Dreams 2010 – Filipina 101,202 and 303 in one printed volume.
StreetWise Cebu 2005
Out Of Stock, Sir! 2005
Barfines & Balisongs 2004
Twenty Seven Seventy 2011
In Grave And Dark Clad Company 2012
Cruellest Cut 2014
Never Be Unsaid 2013
Sarah’s Child 2014
Sarah’s Turn 2014
Handling Hemorrhoids and Anal Fissures 2004-2011
Published By StreetWise Publications
Desert Creek 2010
Become A Published Author Anthologies – The Rorschach School
The Rorschach Collective 2011 Editor – First Become A Published Author Course Anthology
The Rorschach Continuum 2011 Editor – Second Become A Published Author Course Anthology
The Rorschach Redemption 2011 Editor – Third Become A Published Author Course Anthology
Harry And Ivory 2011
Hilda Hopkins Machine Knitting Serial Killer Stories:
Murder, She Knit 2011
Bed And Burial 2011
M.I. Knits 2011
For Queen & Country 2011
Saints And Sinners 2011
Short Story Anthologies
Ashes Of Time 2011 with David St Cyr.