About Just Publishing Advice

Derek HainesJust Publishing Advice is maintained by Derek Haines, an aging 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 grass roots. Opinion, ideas, advice and crankiness, delivered almost daily.

He maintains a couple of popular blogs. The Vandal for his own opinions, Whizbuzzbooks 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.

louis the story of a true spy     one last love a touching romance    february the fifth a sci-fi comedy    Eyes That Could Kill   God Has Gone Fishing by Derek Haines

If you would like to contact Derek or ask him a question, you can use the Contact Form, or follow him on Twitter. If you prefer, you can follow on other social media platforms by using the icons at the top of the page. To find out more you can visit his website.


This page was last updated on February 25th, 2017

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