…once more unto the self-publishing breach, dear friends…


…as I’ve indicated elsewhere this week, the grand folks at Crooked Cat Publishing and this ol’ Scots Jurassic scribbler have agreed amicably that Master Gallacher is essentially a root and branch self-publishing man… ergo (there’s that fancy WURD for ‘therefore’ again, Mabel)… ergo, I’m reverting to that status with immediate effect, if not sooner… there’s no more sinister reason for my going back to being solo than I really have missed the ‘control’ element that an Author necessarily surrenders when engaging with a publishing house… I regard the past year as a learning curve, or p’raps more correctly, a ‘reinforcing curve’ that I’m best suited to the total immersion that being a self-publisher truly means… unless you are already receiving huge royalty cheques in the name of Lee Child or that wee Rowling lassie, there’s always going to be a swither in yer  head about going ‘housed’ or remaining ‘par seul’… of course, it’s time consuming, but even with a  publisher, any modern quill-scraper should expect to be involved in the lion’s share of the necessary promotional activity, which includes turning up and being present on the SOSYAL NETWURKS… this Mac-tapper happens to rejoice in being plugged into the fabulous global writers diaspora, with over 25,000 connections in the ‘business of writing’—readers, other authors, editors, bloggers and the like… I can understand for some that’s a drag, but for this Author, I’m LUVVIN IT!… another wee ‘plus’ is being able to allow myself to be hypnotised with tracking my wee crime thriller babies’ sales on a daily basis… addicted?… who? MOI?… never!‘control’ issue again, right there… so gallop on I shall… laptop to the left of me, compoooter to the right of me, …once more unto the self-publishing breach, dear friends… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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38 responses to “…once more unto the self-publishing breach, dear friends…

  1. We missed you! Great to have you back in the self-publishing troops

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  2. Good luck. Honestly, I’ve been thinking about this a lot over the last few days. Nice to see someone who has been on both sides recently.

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  3. All the best in your future self-publishing ventures, Seumas. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  4. Well your choice makes a good deal of sense – especially if it drives you nuts dealing with some who are holding the experience/ability/interest to actually be in your corner with your book. Besides, the time involved maybe more effective and productive…and you can chat business over coffee/drink socially on line without getting all dressed up HA HA

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  5. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Seumas Gallacher missed the cut and thrust of self-publishing and is taking up the cudgel.. I mean the pen again.. I can understand why.. I love the ins and outs too.. no need to wish you luck Seumas.. your books speak for themselves.

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  6. Congratulations, Sir, and a lot of cheering from the land of the Indies! Jack Calder never seemed the type to relinquish control of a situation, and I’m betting he got that from his proud papa. You are a beacon to the rest of us out here in the fog! Thank you for being so AWESOME! But yu really should try a fried Mars bar.. I had one at the state fair and it was really yummy.

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  7. Welcome back into the trenches my good sir! I know I can always count on you any which way you do things. Just happy you’re happy. 🙂

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  8. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Seumas is a self confessed, self made control freak and he’s not afraid to use it!

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  9. I also left a publisher for the same reasons. Good luck then.

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  10. I wish you luck although I think you`ll ace it Seumas and I look forward tae following you on your journey. oh and do we have the same birthday? 5th January.

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  11. O,u,t,s,t,a,n,d,i,n,g, 😀 Much success to you.

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  12. Please let me know if you need reviews re-uploaded, Seumas in case they don’t appear with the changeover.

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  13. Welcome back to the dark side, the biscuits are however, gone.
    Una Tiers

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  14. Thanks for this article… It seems you enjoyed both “sides” already… and it’s good to know someone who has. It scares me, to be honest…


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