About Just Publishing Advice
Just Publishing Advice is maintained by Derek Haines, an ageing English teacher, author and habitual blogger, who has a long-held interest in self-publishing, as a means of freedom of expression rather than as an avenue to instant riches and fame.
Last century, well before the term self-publishing and the advent of e-books and print on demand paperbacks, and well before Amazon was even born, he was printing, hand binding and flogging his own novels and books of awful poetry.
Today, with modern technology available to him, he continues to write and electronically publish new novels, from time to time, but has realised that publishing awful poetry might not have been such a bright idea. One lives and learns.
In between irregular novels, he blogs. In a way, it is self-publishing at its grassroots. Opinion, ideas, advice and crankiness, delivered almost daily.
He maintains a couple of popular blogs. The Vandal for his own opinions, Whizbuzz Books for book promotion, and this one, Just Publishing Advice, for self-publishing tips, as well as a couple of others that aren’t quite so popular. Well, that’s life.
He has, however, written a few books that achieved some acclaim.