Janice Nye

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Janice Nye began in traditional publishing but moved to self-publishing.  Find out why she prefers the latter and how she uses social media to promote her work.

1. Tell me briefly about your latest book – what is it about and what motivated you to write it?

User Hostile is the book nearest completion. It started as a short story about 30 years ago. There were a lot of things having to do with computers then which were described as “user friendly,” which were about as “user friendly” as a crocodile with a toothache. The story began with the main character arguing with a computer. It woke her up to a room that was cold and dark, when it should have been bright and warm. The story is what happened next.

Originally it was a short story, about 7,000 words, but I returned to it last year and thought I would post it on my blog in parts. While doing this, I edited the story and it grew. At the moment I am working on the cover.

2. How have your sales been?

I’ve had a few, but not enough to give up the day job.

3. You’ve gone the self-publishing route. How have you liked it so far? Talk about some of the positives and negatives you’ve encountered

I have gone down the route of self-publishing because I realized that I like to be in control of every aspect of the book. The thought that someone might go through my book and start telling me to change things isn’t one that I like. Self-publishing means that you make all the decisions. Of course it means that there isn’t anyone to tell you when you have made a stupid mistake.

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Latest review of Love Train: 5 stars!

Pleased to find another 5-star review of my hit book, Love Train:

Love Train is unlike any other book I have read. I found myself immediately smiling and enjoying the outrageous escapades, impossible situations, and the author’s sense of humor. Treat yourself to a light, easy read and be pleasantly entertained!

Thanks for reading!

Kris

5 star review for my book, Love Train

Last week I received a positive review from one of my readers, Patricia Porco, whose site allows indie authors to have their books listed for others to find.  Patricia wrote:

This spoof of action-adventure novels, in the tradition of the Airplane and Naked Gun movies, would have been another perfect vehicle for Leslie Nielsen. Suspend your disbelief and get ready for a crazy adventure featuring the nuttiest characters and situations imaginable. A great read and a great time.

It’s great seeing my book garner this sort of response.  Thanks Patricia!