Are you as confused about the different paths to publishing as I am? This guide by Jane Friedman (www.janefriedman.com) is a good start. I must admit that I have seen a number of publishers in Australia describe themselves as “publishing partners” when they really seem to be ‘agent assisted self publishers’. You can download a copy of the chart here: 5 Key Book Publishing Paths
Fiction: Literary Fiction/Women’s Fiction
Miranda George is on the run. On the run from her life, her past, her family, and herself. Following the death of her mother, Miranda takes off to Los Angeles in search of a place to hide. She seeks out former acquaintance Daphne Saito, an unreliable college friend, in the hopes of finding someone more messed up, vain and selfish than herself. After all, who’s going to notice another damaged person hanging out with the ‘beautiful people’ of LA? Much to her surprise, old friends Daphne and Greta, are settled, working through their personal issues, and making new lives for themselves. They welcome Miranda with open arms, offering her a new ‘family’ to be a part of. Will Miranda make the most of the opportunities on offer, and come to terms with her unhappy past, and make peace with her self-doubt? You need to read it to find out.
I am not usually one for “Chick Lit” books, but I really enjoy Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s style of writing. The characters are easy to relate to. The book makes for a great read and would be a wonderful addition to any holiday reading library.
Another month has passed us by. Unfortunately the Easter holidays didn’t give me any more reading time than usual 🙂 Here is the April review summary:
You can read the full reviews via the Book Reviews page here.
***** “Heart Shaped Box” by Joe Hill
***** Herbs: Inspiration and Practical Advice for Gardeners (National Trust Home & Garden) by Jane Eastoe
**** “Funny Folk: Poems about people” edited by Robert Fisher
****1/2 Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power by Noam Chomsky, Peter Hutchinson , Kelly Nyks , Jared P. Scott