As some of you may know, in addition to running SelfSelfSelf (and many other things) I also worked on What the Dickens? Magazine, designing the whole thing and writing my column on all things eBook-related. So when the mag went through a few changes and decided to put out an eBook of the latest stories and poems they’d received, I was the one they called!
And so here it is! A collection of twenty short stories, poems and flash fiction, it’s well worth a read and is available on Amazon Kindle now:
(other stores coming soon…)
Our latest release comes from former punk drummer and squatter in 1980s London, Phill Gee. Telling the true story of his experiences squatting and surviving in Margaret Thatcher’s Britain, it’s a fascinating insight into the hardships some people experienced during that time, and yet still tells the tale of a vibrant London community.
Especially timely given her recent passing (although I hasten to add this was written and subsequently published by us well before recent events), it’s a vital document of an era that even now is beginning to slip from memory and should not be forgotten.
Phill is now living in California, USA and you can hear him talking about his book with a New York radio station here (skip to about 15 mins in).
‘Dirty Squatters’ is available NOW on Amazon Kindle (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dirty-Squatters-ebook/dp/B00BARDY5A) and various other sites in ePUB format.
SelfSelfSelf is a new digital publishing service for writers who want to get their work converted and distributed as eBooks around the world. With no upfront fee, we will convert your words into the major eBook formats (mobi, ePUB, PDF) and upload them to all the major eBook stores. There will be those you have heard of – Amazon Kindle, Apple iBookstore, Waterstone’s and so on – along with many others you may be less familiar with but who are equally excellent.
Sign-up to the service will also include ISBN allocation and a free generic cover design if you don’t have your own (if you do of course then all the better!). All writers will keep 80% of net sales with, as mentioned, no upfront fee for the service. This gives you, the writer, an easy way to get your work online quickly and to the widest audience possible.
There are no restrictions on genre and we won’t be rejecting anything. We believe that the market itself will find the best work and it will sell. Of course we will be promoting our new books and authors on this blog as well as Twitter and Facebook, but any additional promotion you can pull off as the writer will benefit everybody!
We are in soft launch mode at the moment, hence why this is just essentially the blog, but the full launch of all services will begin in December 2011. Our website with full details will be up very soon but if this sounds like something that would interest you, by all means get in touch now at the address below and I can give you further details. I look forward to hearing from you :-)