I have decided to take the plunge this year and work towards getting two of my books published on Kindle.
I made the decision with my novel 'Red Kite' a few months ago after my writers retreat and hope to launch it this autumn but before that I'm going to experiment with my non fiction book about Dinosaurs. I have tried since early 2011 to get it published in a traditional manner but ran out of time. Many of the publishers liked the idea but said they already had their quota of Dinosaur related material. I decided that I couldn't just shelve it and give up after months of research and writing, so started thinking about it over Christmas.
I want to launch it in time for this years Olympic games so have a lot of work to do. The text is ready but I am going to attempt to illustrate it myself. I am no artist, I did manage to pass an O-level in art and I worked for a while as an assistant to a graphic designer but that's it. This is a massive challenge for me but feel that I have to give it a go and see if I can produce some simple line drawings to accompany the words.
On researching children's books on the Kindle shelf I found that not all of them had illustrations anyway but I would like to try and get a few done as I hope the humour will come through stronger with some pictures.
It may be crazy but it's something I have to try and the way I see it I have nothing to lose - except a little pride if it flops!