As publication day at the end of January draws nearer, this week Simon & Schuster will be posting a blog entry each day about the process of publishing Rupert Wallis’ debut, THE DARK INSIDE.
This series of blog entries will offer a really interesting insight on all aspects of the writing and publishing process – from initially getting the words down on paper, to securing an agent, the editing process, and the subsequent marketing of the book.
The schedule is as follows:
- 27th Jan – Fiction Fascination (1024 / 1448 Twitter) – Rupert on writing The Dark Inside
- 28th Jan – The Book Babblers (4296 Twitter) – Madeleine Milburn on discovering the book
- 29th Jan –Feeling Fictional (1165 / 2393 Twitter) – Jane Griffiths on editing The Dark Inside
- 30th Jan – So Many Books, So Little Time (801 / 762 Twitter) – Rupert on the publishing process as an author
- 31st Jan – Once Upon a Bookcase (651 /809 Twitter) – Paul on designing the cover for The Dark Inside
- 1st Feb – Wondrous Reads (1689 / 4856 Twitter) – Kat on marketing a book like The Dark Inside
- 2nd Feb –Books For Company (2182 / 998 Twitter) – Blogger questions and answers from Rupert
‘I’ve actually discovered that something wonderful can happen when writing deeply and truthfully, namely that specific moments and events in a book can morph into something universal. By this I mean that a reader can read something specific in a story, which can make them recall an experience in their own lives, creating a deeper connection between them and the book. I hope this is true in some small way for those who read ‘The Dark Inside.’ – Rupert Wallis
Read the first blog post now: http://fictionfascination.blogspot.co.uk/
Another great review for THE DARK INSIDE by a UK blogger:
‘A book that you can’t stop thinking about, that you have to tell people about and, for me, that’s the mark of a truly powerful novel. A staggering debut by a writer I think we’ll all be watching out for in the future.’ – Writing From The Tub