Hello and welcome to jameslamb.org, the official website of British author, James Lamb. While this site is meant to be a showcase for my work I also hope to share insights into all aspects of writing especially fiction.
I am of the baby boomer generation and have spent most of my writing career going down the traditional route of sending my efforts to publishers of printed matter or submitting material to offline newspapers or mass market magazines. While the magazines/newspapers has been a modest success with me having my work put into print, attaining the holy grail of landing book deal with a publisher has so far eluded me along with millions of other authors who failed to make the cut.
This was then, but now we have a whole new playing field. The Internet and indie publishing. Amazon certainly blazed a trail with the kindle format and there are a number of other digital platforms awaiting the eager author. I myself have concentrated on Amazon’s kindle publishing but I may venture onto one or two of the other platforms in the future.
The one major point about the above is that I along with the many hopeful authors who have been at the mercy of book publishers now have complete control of their work and the opportunity to get this work out there into the wide world. Speaking for myself, how successful I will be only time will tell. While landing a publishing deal comes with all the bells and whistles of the large publishing companies’ publicity machines, the indie author has to perform all the marketing themselves. There are a few helpers though. Facebook and twitter are a godsend in being able to reach a large audience and I have already begun using these tools to publicise my work. There is a learning curve and I hope the old adage that ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks’, isn’t true in my case.
All I can say is whatch this space.
This site is very new and without a whole lot of content as yet. In time it will fill up with tasty content. At all times to find anything, please refer to the menus to the right of the page to locate posts, anything and everything to do with this site.