The Short Story And Nitty-Gritty About Just Publishing Advice
Welcome. My name is Derek Haines and I have a passion for words in print.
Last century, before the terms blogging and self-publishing and the advent of e-books and print on demand paperbacks, and well before Amazon was even born, I was printing, hand binding and selling my own novels and books of mediocre poetry.
But now, in a new century, my time is taken up by being an English teacher, author, writer and blog owner.
My long-held interest in writing and publishing, as a means of freedom of expression rather than as an avenue to fame and instant riches, led me to blogging. I love it because it is real publishing at a grassroots level.
I started Just Publishing as a personal blog in 2010. By 2015, visitor numbers were a few too many for my old site to handle, so I had to move to a new domain and an upgraded website to handle the increase in traffic.
With the transfer, there was a slight change of name to Just Publishing Advice, which is a much better description because it is what this site is all about.
The aim of my site is simple. I want to create a growing resource site for new and even not so new writers, authors, bloggers, content writers, book cover designers or for anyone else with an interest in writing and publishing.
To bring different perspectives, I occasionally publish guest writers who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise in areas related to writing, publishing, cover design or book formatting.
On top of that, I never close comments on articles because comments continue to add value for new site visitors.
If my days are not full enough, I also have time to manage Whizbuzz Books, a book promotion site that has become a popular service for many Indie authors and small press publishers.