All posts tagged: Andy Mcdermott

How to write and self-publish a book

passion / noun 1. any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate. Bright sunshine and a comfortable breeze caressed a crowd of young and old, ambitious and hopeful, curious and aspiring writers who came to see Andy McDermott of Publicious explain the A – Z of self-publishing. Beginning with the holy grail of writing – ‘writers write’ – Andy began by sharing his first writing experience – that of cocooning himself away from the distractions of the world and writing 150,000 words in six months. This effort would become his first novel – The Tiger Chase, which he re-released/self-published last year. Although The Tiger Chase‘s first carnation was via a traditional publishing house – the time-honoured ‘method’ conception, Andy has seen the proverbial light and is now a leading convert of the self-publishing religion – see his company, Publicious. But first the donkey (before the cart). In order to turn your beloved manuscript into that which you can hold in your hands – a book, or read electronically on a Kindle or …