My award-winning short story collection, The Meaning of Children has been doing great in Canada, but I was frustrated at not being able to reach into the American market. Then I had a virtual “meeting” with best-selling self-published sensation Martin Crosbie (see my Globe and Mail article, “How to become an e-book sensation. Seriously,” here) and decided to self-publish the e-version of The Meaning of Children on Amazon. (See here.)
I’ve been working away on Amazon for about 6 months now, and on my last Amazon KDP Select Giveaway, nearly 4,500 people downloaded a copy of my book. I can’t tell you how rewarding it is to prove that there are thousands of people out there hungry for moving literary fiction, and I’m grateful there are so many free tools nowadays to help a writer find her readership.
P.S. You can see a link to a related trailer I made not long ago here. Thanks for all your helpful tips and encouragement!
I'm thrilled about this – I just submitted my story "The Smoke Under the Floor Boards" to CommuterLit and they’re publishing it!
I was a student in your Living Arts Centre's Creative Writing workshop this summer and I wanted to inform you that I had an article I wrote published – I was part of a club in high school and the content seemed relevant to Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution so I emailed them with an idea and now it's published.
I just wanted to share the good news with you!
Check it out here.
I was pleased to have my article published in the Globe and Mail. This was the one I wrote for class for the "show and tell" exercise. You can read it here.
For information on submitting an essay to Facts and Arguments at the Globe & Mail, see here.
Writer to Writer
I have written a YA novel and I'd like to find a writing buddy who is willing to read and critique my manuscript. In return, I would read and critique yours.
If you are interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Dundas, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Newmarket, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.