Bye Bye, Let Them Grumble. (But it’s not bad news!)

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Hello? Hello? Is anyone still out there?

If you’re not, then I don’t blame you.

If you are, then I’M SO GLAD TO SEE YOU.

Since I left blogging for an undetermined amount of time, I’ve been relatively productive. So this hasn’t all been in vain.

I’m publishing my first anthology titled The Night is Starry: A Collection of Poems and Short Stories, due to be released August 14th in printed edition, with the digital edition available later this summer.

In honour of this new status as author (eek!), I’ve created a website, and with it, an official blog.” However, I think I’d like to blog there full time (ie., one or two posts a week). A new beginning as a blogger, let’s say. A clean slate. A fresh page. Whichever one you prefer.

So that means that I’ll no longer be posting here at Let Them Grumble. I’m sad, too, but it’s been a wonderful experience. It was great meeting all of you and swapping ideas and sharing my thoughts with you, and I will start doing that again, because I’ve missed it terribly. I’ll just be doing it somewhere else.

I would love if you’d take a look at my new blog and website and (perhaps) join me on my second blogging venture.

I have a feeling that it will be good to be back blogging. I’m excited for this new chapter. I hope you are too.

And I promise I won’t totally abandon you all again.

Love and hugs,

Libby

 

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Launch of ‘Interviews with Indie Authors’ by Claire & Tim Ridgway

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With interviews from 34 of the hottest names in self-publishing, “Interviews with Indie Authors” contains a unique view into the world of the indie writer. Each bestselling author shares how they ensure their books are a hit, and what led them to indie publishing in the first place. You will also find out what they think the future of indie publishing will bring. Their first hand experience is invaluable for anyone planning to succeed with their own books.

That is a blurb from the website for Claire and Tim Ridgway’s new book, Interviews with Indie Authors: Top Tips from Successful Self-Published Authors. When  Claire, perhaps best known as the creator of The Anne Boleyn Files, self-published her first book The Anne Boleyn Collection (which sold over 1 000 copies in 3 weeks!) in February 2012, I was honoured to be the second stop of her virtual book tour. Her second book, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: a Countdown is on my urgent to-be-read list. Both soon hit the bestseller lists and she quickly found her way to the top 100 Indie Authors list. 

With her husband Tim, they were inspired by Claire’s own self-publishing journey to create Interviews with Indie Authors: Top Tips from Successful Self-Published Authors. Thirty-four of the most successful self-published authors of all genres shared their stories with Claire and Tim, giving their thoughts on indie publishing and its future, and what brought them to self-publishing in the first place. They’re also having a competition to celebrate the launch, and 50% of royalties from the book are going to charity.

Because I know some you are indie authors or aspiring authors, as well as avid readers, I thought this might be of interest. Self-publishing might be in the future for me someday, and I can’t wait to sink my teeth in this book. Congratulations, Claire and Tim!