I have found many other authors to be very supportive and have tried in turn to help them. There can be conflicting advice but that’s okay. You have to adapt what you hear to your particular circumstances.
There is a real feeling of being part of a community when self-publishing. I have been surprised to still read of the many writers spending money with Indie publishers, in order to get their book published, who don’t seem aware you can do everything yourself without spending a penny. (Other than perhaps for a cover if you don’t have a friend as I do.)
The likes of Createspace and Smashwords make it possible for us to get our books published and available for people to read. Both these companies provide detailed instructions on how to prepare your book and include templates for both the inside and the cover.
I would strongly suggest spending your hard earned funds on proof reading and marketing in preference to paying for someone just to format your book and loading it to Amazon/Smashwords etc, which you can do perfectly well yourself.
Like most things in life, publishing your first book will be a real learning exercise. I suppose it’s a bit like becoming a parent for the first time. Second time around it is much easier!
In a small software engineering company in England, a game changing algorithm for encrypting data has been invented, which will have far reaching consequences for the fight against terrorism. The Security Services of the UK, USA and China all want to control the new software.
The Financial Director has been murdered and his widow turns to her brother-in-law to help discover the truth. But he soon finds himself framed for his brother’s murder.
When the full force of government is brought to bear on one family, they seem to face impossible odds. Is it an abuse of power or does the end justify the means?
Only one man can find the answers but he is being hunted by the same people he once called friends and colleagues.
Bill has recently retired from the corporate world and has finally fulfilled his lifelong ambition to become an author. He has written two thrillers, Revenge and Encryption, with the expectation of many more to follow.
Bill lives in Brighton, UK with his German partner and has seven daughters, a son, two horses, a dog and two cats!