New Zealand author Nancy George’s latest work is an intensely personal account of her terminally ill husband’s battle with cancer. Read about her book and the wealth of advice she has for new authors starting out.
1. Tell me briefly about your latest book – what is it about and what motivated you to write it?
My latest book is non-fiction. I usually write fiction/romance. My book is called The Silent Scream. This is my journey with my terminally ill husband who had cancer. I wrote The Silent Scream to help people who are about to take the same journey as me. I wanted people to know they are not alone.
2. How have your sales been?
Sales for this book have been going well.
3. You’ve chosen self-publishing. How have you liked it so far? Talk about some of the positives and negatives you’ve encountered.
I am on Amazon and I self-publish. With the help of my PA [publishing assistant] and my editor the process has been an easy one for me. So far nothing has gone wrong. Sometimes when you send your book to a traditional publisher it ends up in a pile and never gets read. By self-publishing you get your book out their for people to see. Plus you have control of the titles and the cover.
The major thing I learned about publishing was how big it is and how there are so many platforms. I am still learning. I will admit that without the help of my editor and PA I would never have known how large the publishing world is.