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How to be an author, by guest writer David Guymer – Part Four

David Guymer, best selling author for the Black Library, the Godfather of Gotrek and Felix has kindly written a guest blog for us. This is part four. Editors and why they’re better than you What works in my own head doesn’t necessarily play in anyone else’s, and it’s important to note that the two examples … Continue reading

Reviewers wanted

Our first novel is out. A Family War is a sci fi novel featuring a globe trotting heroine determined to stop a world war unfolding. We’ve had a really strong launch – as good as we could have hoped for – now the long walk of finding the audience begins and to that end we’re … Continue reading

How to be an author, by guest writer David Guymer – Part Three

David Guymer, best selling author for the Black Library, the Godfather of Gotrek and Felix has kindly written a guest blog for us. This is part three. The hard part – or doing it again That story went on to become The Tilean’s Talisman and I’d intended to show the synopsis I’d written as an … Continue reading

Helena officially arrives

We are very proud to announce the publication of our first novel, and a debut in its own right – A Family War by Stewart Hotston. Now available in ebook and paperback formats This is a fast paced sci-fi thriller which we think takes a unique view of the future, portraying a hypercapitalist technocratic world … Continue reading

And we’re thererererere

We’ve had quite a few people asking when the paperback version of Stewart Hotston’s ‘A Family War’ is out. As it happens we’ve finally managed to get our crap together and sort the formatting issues that have been driving us mental over the last few days. It’s now just waiting to appear on Amazon – … Continue reading

We’re getting there

Our first novel’s launch has been a little delayed. We’d hoped to get both the ebook and paperback out last Friday – but perhaps we should have set aside our scientific rationality and remembered the date. Either way, after discovering that Amazon’s system was somehow skewing our formatting we spent the weekend trying to figure … Continue reading

How to be an author, by guest writer David Guymer – Part Two

David Guymer, best selling author for the Black Library, the Godfather of Gotrek and Felix has kindly written a guest blog for us. This is part two. Kissed by Lady Luck I continue to count my blessings that when I started to think about possible outlets for my writing, Black Library still had an open submissions … Continue reading

The birth of a cover

Lawrence Mann, cover artist for Stewart Hotston’s novel A Family War, has released a video demonstrating how he created the cover. It’s long, but well worth looking at for any author that doesn’t fully understand or appreciate the work that goes into making covers for books. Lawrence is a dream to work with, and an all-round … Continue reading

How to be an author, by guest writer David Guymer – Part One

David Guymer, best selling author for the Black Library, the Godfather of Gotrek and Felix has kindly written a guest blog for us. This is part one. “Being a writer is like having homework every day” This was Guy Haley’s characteristically brilliant answer to a question at Black Library Live a couple of years ago. … Continue reading

And the rejections go out

Our submissions window has closed. We’ve had dozens of submissions. And the rejections have starting winging their way across the aether.  Unfortunately, this isn’t because of the quality of writing. It’s because people didn’t follow the guidelines.  We thought the guidelines were quite simple. Format like this; write this many words, it has to be … Continue reading