The popular Pen Press title, My Journey to Becoming the First Lady Chelsea Pensioner by Winifred Phillips, was picked up by mainstream publisher Simon and Schuster and received outstanding sales when it was published last month. The book, rebranded as Mum's Army, appeared on the Asda '2 for £7' book offer and rocketed up the charts.
As ever, we are over the moon to see one of our self published titles sell so well and we are now enjoying a close relationship with the mainstream publisher in the hope that they will find another one of our hidden gems. The original Pen Press edition of Winifred's memoir is still available, here. Congratulations, Winifred!
The article focuses on the unusual angle the book takes on Lear's life, saying: "Because he never married and his three closest friends were men, it has often been assumed that he was queer in the modern sense. This biography’s chief aim is to demonstrate that he was nothing of the kind."
After the success of last year's Writing Magazine competition to win a publishing contract with us, we are pleased to announce that the competition is now open again for 2013!
In association with Writing Magazine, authors are invited to submit 250 words explaining why their book deserves to reach a wider audience. The prize is an Indepenpress BRONZE package - read more about this here.
Enter now via Writers Online, here. Closing date 31st January 2013.
The article tracks the typical process of publishing on one of our Gold packages - from the moment you decide it is time to get your book out there, to what happens after it is. The article is aimed at authors considering self-publishing and contains links to our FREE information booklet, available online.
View the article here.
Work Your Way is a magazine for freelance, self-employed and entrepreneurial mums and offers excellent advice on flexible working.
Indepenpress author and actress Sarah Miles features in a four-page spread in Sussex Life magazine this month. In this revealing interview, Sarah dispels myths surrounding her personal life and discusses Boy and the Beez, published by Indepenpress in May 2012.
Sarah Miles stared in her first film opposite Laurence Oliver when she was seventeen. She was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in 'Ryan's Daughter' and now lives in Sussex with her pets and over twenty ghosts and spirits.
Debut author Rebecca L. Kershaw is featured in a three page spread in Writing Magazine this month alongside her young adult book, Bleed Black. The article tracks Rebecca's journey from entering Writing Magazine's competition to win a publishing contract, to receiving a box of her books - and everything in between!
Indepenpress staff are also featured in the article, giving helpful hints to those going publishing alone, and revealing why we chose Rebecca's story as the competition winner. Rebecca says that she 'can't thank Indepenpress enough. They have been friendly, helpful and professional all the way through so I've been able to sit back and enjoy the ride without worrying about anything.'
Indepenpress author David Edwards ended his Waterstones book tour this week, boasting impressive sales in the Hardback chart for his historical fiction title, The Ebb and Flow.
After visiting Watertones bookshops and libraries up and down the UK, these sales results prove that hard work really does pay off in publishing!
Indepenpress are pleased to announce a FREE talk on publishing for writing groups and libraries in the UK, including an informal overview of the industry and the company, and the chance to ask those burning questions. Exclusive discounts will be on offer, along with the chance to speak one-on-one with us at the end.
Indepenpress launched the talk with Write World in Bournemouth last month, who described the talk as "both inspiring and encouraging, answering all our questions and taking the dream of publishing and making it reality for us all." Write World holds seminars, workshops and writing groups in the south west of England and encourages writers of all levels to achieve their desires.For more information on the talks or to book now, contact us on 01273 272758 or email email@example.com.
Sarah Miles starred in her first film, Term of Trial, opposite Laurence Olivier when she was seventeen. She has starred in many films and won an Oscar nomination for Ryan's Daughter. Her trilogy of memoirs and her first novel, Beautiful Morning, were published by Macmillan and Orion.
Buy it here to see what all the fuss is about!