Hello! I’m a writer and journalist currently self-publishing my first novel, a psychological thriller called The Ghost.
I chose the self-publishing route because I was eager to get my story into the hands of readers while retaining as much creative control as possible. After attending the Writers & Artists Self-Publishing In The Digital Age conference in November 2014, it seemed clear that self-publishing was the way to achieve that.
I decided to go with Matador, the self-publishing imprint of Troubador Publishing, because of their hybrid approach – offering author autonomy with the industry-standard professionalism of commercial publishing. (They are selective about which books they choose to publish and, to some degree, authors are expected to conform to certain house styles.)
Having spent most of my working life as a writer and editor, I was concerned that my standards would be exacting – or even exhausting. But the Matador publishing team have been unfailingly positive, …