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Welcome to Cypathia

Cypathia is a magical kingdom which has seen its share of strife and travesty.

Kaia has rescued her parents from the evil King Mordar and has just been crowned Queen, but this has been a long hard road of adversity to success.
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Published on November 13, 2015 09:15 Tags: adversity, children-s-fiction, evil-king, ireland, kingdom, kingdoms, magic, princess
“The only walls which bind us and stop us achieving our hearts desires are the walls we build for ourselves”
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Treasa Clain Criminal law

Legal writing in plain English.

Law guidebooks using plain English which is easy to understand using clear concise plain wording.

Welcome to my series of law guidebooks for beginners. Criminal Law A crime is defined in law in Ireland as an act which may be punished by the State. The way in which a criminal offence is investigated and prosecuted depends on the type of crime involved.
For these purposes criminal offences may be described in different ways such as:
* Summary offences
* Indictable offences
* Minor offences
* Serious offences
* Arrestable offences

There are two ways criminal offences can be tried in Irish law:
* In the lower court (District Court) before a judge without a jury (summary).
* In the higher courts (Circuit Criminal Court, Central Criminal Court) before a judge and jury (indictable).


Actus Reus
Mens Rea
Intention
What is Criminal Law?
Article 40 of the constitution of Ireland
Summary and indictable offences
Minor and non-minor offences
Serious and non-serious offences
Arrestable and non-arrestable offences
Accomplice to Crime
Principal in Crime
Accessory after the Fact
Differences between Crimes and Torts
Inchoate Offences
Incitement
Conspiracy
Attempt
Public order offences in Ireland
Intoxication (being drunk) in a public place
Disorderly conduct in a public place
Threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour in a public place Begging in an intimidating or threatening manner
Distribution or display in a public place of material which is threatening, abusive, insulting or obscene
Failure to comply with the direction of a member of An Garda Siochana
Wilful obstruction
Entering a building, etc, with intent to commit an offence
Trespass on a building, etc
Riot
Violent disorder
Affray
Blackmail, extortion and demanding money with menaces
Assault with intent to cause bodily harm or commit an indictable offence
Assault or obstruction of a peace officer
Attacks on emergency service personnel
Indictable offences:
Summary offences:
The Prosecution of Crime
District Court Summons Procedure
The Validity of the Summons
Time Limits for the Issuing of A Summons
Indictable Offences
Time Limits
Charge Sheet Procedure
Right to Silence and against Self-incrimination
Bail
Arrests
Arrest without a warrant
Entry and search of a premises to carry out an arrest
Manner of Arrest
Search of the Arrested Person Procedure after Arrest
Immunity from Arrest
An arrestable offence under the Criminal Law Act 1997
Section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act 1939
Periods of Detention:
Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939
Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984
Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1996
Drug offences
Customs
National Drug Team
Possession of any other controlled drugs
Growing cannabis plants or opium poppies
Regulations regarding opium
Possession of controlled drugs for sale or supply
Use of premises, vehicles or vessels for certain activities
Forged or fraudulently altered prescriptions
Attempting or helping others to commit an offence
Court-ordered drug treatment
The Definition of Homicide
Voluntary Manslaughter: Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1964, which provides: A life sentence is mandatory for murder Capital Punishment
Death Penalty Facts
Manslaughter and Provocation
Fatal Assault Manslaughter
Criminal Negligence
Duty to Act
Act or Omission
Euthanasia
Non-voluntary Euthanasia
Theft,
Burglary,
Aggravated Burglary and Robbery
Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 2001
Actus Reus and Mens Rea of theft
Theft, robbery and burglary.
Aggravated burglary
s. 13 the Criminal Justice Act 2001
Penalty s. 13(3) the Criminal Justice Act 2001
Section 14 Criminal Justice Act 2001
The defence of Intoxication
Intoxication by Drugs
The Burden of Proof
Defence of Mistake
Defence of Insanity
Fit or unfit to be tried
Not guilty by reason of insanity
Diminished responsibility in murder cases
Constrained Choice
Defence of Necessity

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Treasa Clain An Introduction to Criminology: Exploring Theories of Criminal Behavoiur

A beginner's guide to Criminology

This introductory guide focuses on the vital core of criminological theories-- theory, method, and criminal behaviour detailed in a clear concise manner which is has at its core plain English for ease of reading and comprehension, therefore ensuring that it is straightforward and will enable readers to more fully comprehend this complex subject.

It covers current topics along with historical principles and theories, these are explored to give the reader the basis to understand not only the core of criminology but to form an unbiased subjective opinion on where criminology has come from and where it is going.
It also looks at the effects crime has on society and policy decisions, and the connection between theory and criminal behaviour.


Contents
Biological Theories
Sociological Theories
Crime
Criminology
Antisocial, deviant and immoral conduct
Anti-social Behaviour
Deviance
The History of Criminology
Pre-Enlightenment Europe
Medieval Trials
Trial by Ordeal
Trial by Fire.
Trial by Water.
Trial by Water (varying countries)
Hung, drawn and quartered
Trial by Hot Water
The Enlightenment age
The Classical School
Cesare Beccaria (1738-94).
Jeremy Bentham
Neoclassical
Cesare Lombroso
The Positivist theory
Charles Darwin
Locke John Locke (1632-1704)
Rousseau Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)
Modern Theories of Criminology
Anomie or Strain Theory
Social Learning Theory
Social Control Theory
Labelling Theory
Radical Theory
Deterrence Theory
An Economic Model of Crime
Deterrence and Econometrics
Environmentalism
Ethnicity and Crime
Feminist theory
Types of feminism
Modern feminist theories of criminology
Age and Crime
Routine Activities Theory
Mental Disorder and Crime
Rawls' John Bordley Rawls (1921 - 2002)
The veil of ignorance
The Chicago School and the US theories
Robert Park and Ernest Burgess
Right Realism
Left idealists
White Collar Crime
Insider Dealing
Other types of white collar crime
Theories of Violent Crime
Murder
Gang Crime
The history of gangs
Theories of criminal behaviour.
Psychoanalytic theorists and the origins of crime
Psychoanalysis
Sexual Offenders
Biological Theories of crime
Crime addictions
The Irish Legal System
Brehon Law
The Four sources of Irish law
Penology
The Modern Prison Service
Ireland's Prisons
Probation Service and the Irish Criminal Justice System
The Garda Siochána
History of the Gardai
Modern Gardai
The Court System in Ireland
The Petty Sessions
Superior Courts in Ireland (pre 1900)
The Supreme Court and court of Criminal Appeal
The Modern Court System in Ireland
The Function of the Courts
The District Court in Ireland
The Circuit Court in Ireland
The High Court in Ireland
Civil Liability & Courts Act 2004

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Treasa Clain An Introduction to Business law in Ireland: A Plain English Guide to Business law in Ireland.

Business law

Business law (or the law of business organisations) is the area of law concerning companies and other business organisations. This includes corporations, partnerships and other associations which usually carry on some form of economic or charitable activity
If you are a law student or you have, or are thinking about, setting up your own business,this textbook will provide you with an essential grounding in company structure and law within Ireland. The structure of business and the legal requirements for partners, directors, shareholders and company secretaries are crucial in order to ensure that companies stay within the law and avoid costly and potentially devastating leadership mistakes.Business law is a broad spectrum in Irish law, is utilises various legal principles and doctrines such as the law of Contract, the law of Tort, Company law, Consumer law, the law of Agency, EU law, Employment law and of course, legal theory, jurisprudence and the fundamentals of the Irish legal system.

Legal writing in plain English. Law books using plain English which is easy to understand using clear concise plain wording. Welcome to my series of law textbooks for beginners.

Business law is a broad spectrum in Irish law, is utilises various legal principles and doctrines such as the law of Contract, the law of Tort, Company law, Consumer law, the law of Agency, Employment law, and of course, the fundamentals of the Irish legal system.

The Law of Contract
Formation of a Contract
Offer
Distinction between Offer and Invitation to Treat
Termination of an offer
Acceptance
The Postal Rule (for acceptance)
Intention to Create Legal Relations (intention to be legally bound)
Family, Domestic or Social
Commercial Arrangements (courts held that an intention to create legal relations is implied)
Consideration
Consideration in Bilateral Contracts
Unilateral Contracts
Executed and executory consideration
Executed Consideration (pay for at the time)
Executory Consideration (pay for it at a later date/time)
Rules of Consideration
Must be sufficient, but need not be adequate
Consideration must not be ‘past’
Must not be more than the party already has to do
Doctrine of privity of contract
Contents of a Contract
Condition
Warranty
Term or representation
Express terms
Implied Terms
Matter of Fact
Officious Bystander Test
Matter of Law
Implied under Statute
Terms implied by the Courts
Implied by Custom
The Parol Evidence Rule
Innominate term
Onus of proof
Mistake
Unilateral or bilateral mistake
Common Mistake
Section 7 of the Sale of Goods Act 1893
Mutual Mistake - Mutual misunderstanding
Unilateral Mistake
Mistaken Identity
Damages
Rectification
Recission
Specific Performance
Exemption Clauses
The legal effects of exemption/limitation clauses
Limitation Clause
Exclusion Clauses
Incorporated by Signature
Electronic Signature
Reasonable Steps
Reasonable Notice
Incorporation by Course of Dealings
Main purpose rule
Bars to exclusion/limitation clauses
Misrepresentation
Collateral Undertakings
Unconscionable Bargain
Contra Proferentem
Vitiating factors, discharge and remedy
Duress
Threats of the person
Threats to property
Threats to sue
Economic Duress
Pressure
Unlawful pressure
Causation
Remedies for Duress
Bars to remedies
Undue Influence
Presumed Undue Influence
Presumed on Relationship
Special relationships
Rebutting the presumption of Undue Influence
The effect of undue Influence
Unconscionable Bargain
Fraudulent Misrepresentation
Negligent Misrepresentation
Innocent Misrepresentation
Reliance in fact
Statements which were not believed
Silence
Exceptions to silence
Compensation
Recession
Enforcement and Abetment
Damages in Leiu
Partial rescission
Exclusion of liability for misrepresentation
Legislation
Void Contracts
Contracts that undermine the sanctity of marriage
Contracts restraining trade
Illegal Contracts

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Treasa Clain The Law of Contract

Every day we enter contracts, most of those contracts are subconsciously entered into and we are rarely aware of the intrinsic nature of a contract and all of the essential elements which must be fulfilled in order to have a legally binding and enforceable contract, we simply take the law of contract for granted.

Simply buying a bottle of water or your morning coffee affords the same legal principles as buying a car or entering into a million euro business deal.

Contracts do not need to be in writing to be enforceable, on the contrary, if you were to have a written contract every time you went to the shop for a paper or to buy a coffee there would be some very long queue’s as you would have to write the terms of the contract down and sign it, time consuming and frivolous as very little actually selling would be done due to the time which it would take per person to put all of the essential elements of a contract in writing.

There are some contracts which require a written and signed deed (written document or agreement) mainly the sale and purchase of land, property, commercial property and loans.

If you are buying or selling something of course you can request that this sale or purchase be written down, you can set your own rules and as long as they are not breaching any legal rules or legislation and the other persons signs then you can pretty much set out whatever rules you want, however for most sales or purchases this is a formality and not a requirement for the contract to be binding on both parties.

Agreements create obligations. Therefore, any agreement that is enforceable in a court of law is a contract and no person should be bound unless they have given their informed and true consent to the contract.
What is a Contract?
Formation of a Contract
Offer
Distinction between Offer and Invitation to Treat
Termination of an offer
Acceptance
The Postal Rule (for acceptance)
Intention to Create Legal Relations
Family, Domestic or Social
Commercial Arrangements
Consideration
Consideration in Bilateral Contracts
Unilateral Contracts
Executed and executory consideration
Executed Consideration
Executory Consideration
Rules of Consideration
Must be sufficient, but need not be adequate
Consideration must not be ‘past’
Must not be more than the party already has to do
Doctrine of privity of contract
Capacity
Minors
Contracts which are always considered valid unless repudiated
Contracts which are always considered void
Persons of unsound mind
Intoxication
Companies
Contents of a Contract
Condition
Warranty
Term or representation
Express terms
Implied Terms
Matter of Fact
Officious Bystander Test
Matter of Law
Implied under Statute
Terms implied by the Courts
Implied by Custom
The Parol Evidence Rule
Innominate term
Onus of proof
Mistake
Unilateral or bilateral mistake
Common Mistake
Section 7 of the Sale of Goods Act 1893
Mutual Mistake - Mutual misunderstanding
Unilateral Mistake
Mistaken Identity
Remedies for Mistake
Damages
Rectification
Recission
Specific Performance
Exemption Clauses
The legal effects of exemption/limitation clauses
Limitation Clause
Exclusion Clauses
Incorporated by Signature
Electronic Signature
Reasonable Steps
Reasonable Notice
Incorporation by Course of Dealings
Main purpose rule
Bars to exclusion/limitation clauses
Misrepresentation
Collateral Undertakings
Unconscionable Bargain
Contra Proferentem
Vitiating factors, discharge and remedy
Duress
Threats of the person (force or violence)
Threats to property (or goods)
Threats to sue
Economic Duress
Pressure
Unlawful pressure
Causation
Remedies for Duress
Bars to remedies
Undue Influence
Presumed Undue Influence

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Treasa Clain Did you know you are more likely to fall victim to a serial killer than you are to win the lottery? (Hicky 1991)

An Introduction to Criminal and Forensic Psychology: The Criminal Mind

Do you have a burning interest in Psychopaths, serial killers, stalkers, rapists, paedophiles, or offender profiling? If so the fascinating world of criminal and forensic psychology is for you.

The introduction to criminal and forensic psychology is suitable for anyone with a desire to learn about the workings of the criminal mind, what motivates an individual to commit crimes, and how investigators collect psychological clues.

This introductory book will provide you with a comprehensive insight into criminal behaviour and the criminal mind. You will develop your understanding of the major theories that seek to explain criminal behaviour especially in relation to violent and sexual crimes.

Crime and Criminal behaviour is something that affects everyone. The question over the Centuries has been, why do some people commit crime? What are the effects of that crime on the community as a whole?

Those involved in criminal psychology ask these questions concerning behaviours as part of their career and research paths, this question is often asked by the Gardai, Prison services, Offender institutes and the Judiciary in the course of their jobs. This course examines the way in which psychology helps us to understand how criminals behave and help us to apply that to the Criminal Justice System (CJS).

Readers will consider what criminal psychology is, how it is used in the study of crime and criminals. They will examine different types of psychological theories, and explain criminal behaviour in the context of them "offenders" and us "general public" Readers will investigate these perceptions and how the world sees themselves alongside their perceptions of criminals.

Readers will examine the research methods actively used by professionals, including the ethical issues which are raised when research is undertaken, Readers will have the opportunity to apply these research methods to their own research project at the end of the course. As the course progresses Readers will learn how to design and implement a psychological study and apply appropriate statistical and empirical analysis skills to information gathered in their own investigations. Readers will learn about serial killers, Ireland's Serial Killers, Offender profiling, Geographical profiling and addiction to crime.

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Treasa Clain I decided to self publish and then this happened...!

I realised that the word self publisher was not greatly accepted and even in some marketing circles, frowned upon, as sloppy, desperate and someone that published themselves as no publisher accepted them, which of course is simply not true as all “self” publishers have their own reasons for choosing this route and “not being accepted by publishing houses” simply is rarely one of them.

Having a profession in law I am aware how one word can change a whole definition, meaning and outcome, like using may instead of is, or could instead of will, so I researched further and realised that any author worth their salt in reality is called an Indie Publisher so hence from that day forward.

I became an Indie-publisher

I have decided to keep a journal of my journey to Indie-publishing, The highs, the lows, the tears, snots and lots of swearing, but here I am, my first novel, Cypathia (pronounced sigh-pay-thee-aah), The Secret Princess.

Indie-publishing, fun? fear? exhilaration and craic, ? yes, yes yes and yes.

I will post regular updates on my journey to Indie-publishing and my attempts at marketing and sales, what works, what doesn’t, tips and pitfalls to share with you all.

Firstly, I am a nobody (in publishing and writing), I am an author of academic books by profession and my journey into children’s novels was in some ways an escape from my often difficult job as a law lecturer and forensic psychologist. I have not been discovered (yet) and have ventured for the first time into self publishing.

I am an achiever, this is part of who I am, I don’t take the word no lightly, and can’t is not a word I like, ( I often say it equates to, I want it, but hummfh, I don’t want to do anything about it).

Recently, I just published by first children’s fantasy novel, Cypathia (The Secret Princess). Whenever I tell people this, they usually “cool” and “wow” while my face turns an pasty shade of crimson I nonetheless feel a sense of achievement. My novel was published through CreateSpace, a company that is under the umbrella of the Amazon giant. I decided on CreateSpace after endless rounds of research, pro’s and con’s of Indie-publishing and traditional publishing.

Let me forewarn you: Indie-publishing isn’t the easy way out, by no means, I thought a few times I was going to fling my computer, my CreateSpace account and all associated programs into the river Shannon, when for the 100th time I had to redesign the cover and get the binding and bleed “just perfect” and I sometimes think that going through an established publisher would have been easier.

However, considering the fact that this novel is my very first one, (and my experience is in the law and forensic psychology) finding someone willing to endorse it would have been harder than finding a needle in a hay-stack.

Indie-publishing has sprung up recently due to the advent of the amazing internet, and it allows anyone (like myself) to be published authors.

Cypathia

Cypathia was born in my own childhood, I had a vivid imagination in a world where I used Cypathia to escape from the reality of my own life. When life became to much to bare mentally I went off to Cypathia and Herecia with Kaia and Billow, I suppose she was my only friend. I believed her life was as bad as mine and that I would somehow go with her to Cypathia when my own “real” family came for me.

I decided in 2011 to write Cypathia down, to bring it to life again, With the help of some talented editors I got this project under way.

This is my story:

March 2015:

Having written everything down, the characters, the places, Billow of course and Kaia’s minder Isadora, I merely sent it all of to Shelley, who was the first editor, her work was great, it was my first attempt and she was a life saver.

June 2015:

The first return of the edited copy, I was so excited, I read it and for the first time I could see the story from outside my head, and I cried, I cried for Kaia, the poor little sweetheart, she was so positive even when everyone around her showed nothing but contempt and disdain she held her head high.

July 2015:

I had so many changes I wanted to make, so I started, and returned it to Shelley again, I wanted to give more depth to the characters. this took some weeks, (after all I also work). Back to Shelley to ensure that there was no mistakes in the story-line.

August 2015:

Book and Kindle covers, time to trek the internet, keyword searches, dragons, kingdoms, portal travel, etc etc and I came across an illustration which I felt was close to the genre I wanted. His name:- Steve DeLaMare, I sent him photos of the “kingdom” the dragons, and the changes I wanted, the kind of dragon Billow was, the colour and that unlike most other fantasy dragons he was not fierce, he was a softy, he loved Kaia so much and I wanted this to reflect in him, I gave him feathers instead of the traditional scales. he needed to be white, to show how soft he was and she could feel safe snuggled up to him.

October 2015:

A few more tweaks, and time to start working on the Kindle and book covers, designing the sizes, the layout of the words, the name, where on the page will I put my name, in what font, these decisions were hard, you have to be so careful as the cover and the font can mean the difference between selling and flunk, i found a brilliant site that has many free features called CANVA, you can design book covers, ebook covers, kindle covers and if you use your own photos as I had mine from Steve at this point I only used a feature font and it cost $1. Novel went back to the 2nd Editor, this was to ensure that both my typing and Shelleys edits were top class and any suggestions were put into the review pane on my office 2010.

November 2015:

November was my busiest month, I will probably come back to this post a few times before it is finished. I created my Createspace account at www.createspace.com and made sure that my authors profile was filled out, (I cannot emphasise the importance of this) I had a blurb professionally done by a professional blurb writer, “this is the enticing piece on the back of the book, which gets people to decide to buy it”,

I opened my KDP “Kindle” publishing account KDP account and downloaded the kindle book maker. loaded my word into it and followed the instructions, the kindle maker is very easy and I found it simple to use. I had an issue with the profile photo not being high enough DPI, but I fixed that and filled out he price, exposure, I also clicked on the Kindle unlimited offer, this means that people with an unlimited account can read it free of charge and the author gets a tiny commission on each page they read.

Back to create space, this was not so simple, there was a lot of issues for me with the cover, edit after edit after edit, they offer a service but at 299.99+ I decided not to go that route. I trundled along. After 50+ edits on the pages, page number were difficult in MSWord but I got it pretty quick. The cover and inside contents were ready to be uploaded, at this point I remember feeling sick as this is IT… UP IT WENT.

It took a few minutes for the content to be visible, you can either download a PDF or read the proof online, once I was happy with the proof I had to submit the fished contents to be checked by the team, it took approx 4 hours for the CreateSpace team to come back to me wit an issue on the cover AGAIN, more editing, up it went again, I put it on delayed release on Kindle so as to upload any changes from both accounts.

Marketing:

Oh where do I start.? The first thing I did was to ensure that my Author profile on Amazon, Createspace and Kindle were filled out, ensuring that a good personal Bio PLUS book blurb were first on the agenda.

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Teresa-Clyne/e/...

Goodreads Author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...

Then came the social media sites, Facebook, I opened my

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cypathia this is in its early days and getting like slowly but surely, then there is

Twitter: www.twitter.com/cypathia

Tumblr: http://cypathia.tumblr.com/

Wix: http://cypathia.wix.com/teresaclyne

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS_A3...

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/145994396

As much as possible make sure these sites link to each other

You can then register with as many author sites as you can,

Fantasy writers: https://3c-lxa.mail.com/mail/client/d...

Writing.com: www.writing.com

Scriggler: www.scriggler.com

Writers Connect: www.writersconnect.com

Constant Content: https://www.constant-content.com/forum/

Here you can win prizes if your book is voted highest in the month

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Interviews with local papers: http://www.longfordleader.ie/what-s-o...

December 2015:

Tweet, make friends, tweet some more.

FB posts, like, make friends, introduce to those who are interested in reading

Go the the local libraries, introduce yourself, give a freebie copy of your book if you can

Contact the local schools, attend and give reading, include the children, if your characters can be read by children then include them.

Tweet, enter competitions and vote for others, get the favour returned

Answer forum posts, it gives you backlinks to your own website

post on FB, twitter and not just boring people with your book, tweet interesting things, quotes and helpful advice also.

More tweets, more friends and followers, make your page pleasing to the eye, ask for reviews on Goodreads for your book, give free mobi’s if you have them, you need reviews for your books on Amazon and Goodreads before your ranking improve, the an algorithm that Amazon use, so get known, get reviews, do exchange reviews, this is a great way to get noticed.

Remember you are trying to have your book discovered, its discovery will shoot it to sales, one book at a time is no good (I am brutally honest with myself, so should you), you will take ten years to get known this way, anywhere there is a writers blog register and blog, comment on posts, get your google plus account finalised and working

GOOGLE +: https://plus.google.com/u/1/

Get your friends and family in on the deal. Get them to help you to market your book, they are the first advocates you will have and most important they “KNOW” people. get them involved.

Changes

Ive made a few changes to Cypathia, nothing major but the JOY of IP is you can do this, make any changes you need to. My 2nd batch have been delivered (as was grandbaby #6), I have books for sale in TWO local bookshops, Newsround in Longford town and Just Books in Mullingar, I am more interested in the online sale but physical sale are a must for friends etc, they don’t want to have to be ordering online when you live close-by.

MORE TO COME...


message 10: by Treasa

Treasa Clain “I wished she’d never stop squeezing me. I wished I could spend the rest of my life as a child, being slightly crushed by someone who loved me.”
—Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine


Treasa Clain 16. “Who knows, my friend? Maybe the sword does have some magic. Personally, I think it’s the warrior who wields it.”
—Redwall by Brian Jacques


Treasa Clain 16. “Who knows, my friend? Maybe the sword does have some magic. Personally, I think it’s the warrior who wields it.”
—Redwall by Brian Jacques


Treasa Clain 16. “Who knows, my friend? Maybe the sword does have some magic. Personally, I think it’s the warrior who wields it.”
—Redwall by Brian Jacques


Treasa Clain “Words can be worrisome, people complex, motives and manners unclear. Grant her the wisdom to choose her path right, free from unkindness and fear.”
—Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman


Treasa Clain “‘What day is it?’, asked Winnie the Pooh.
‘It’s today,’ squeaked Piglet.
‘My favorite day,’ said Pooh.”
—The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne


Treasa Clain “‘What day is it?’, asked Winnie the Pooh.
‘It’s today,’ squeaked Piglet.
‘My favorite day,’ said Pooh.”
—The Adventures of Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne


Treasa Clain “You must never feel badly about making mistakes … as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.”
—The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster


Treasa Clain “You must never feel badly about making mistakes … as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.”
—The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster


Treasa Clain So you want to self publish, huh?

http://cypathia.com/self-publishing-i...

Many authors are completely terrified by the prospects of self-publishing, the fear of failure or even the security publishers offer, marketing, sales and customer review are their responsibility, let me just state that even novels published by publishers and through agencies can fail, the luck of the draw, and some authors say that their publishers did not work hard enough on their publication resulting in failure, however, for me it was a choice which was easily made, why?

Control:

I had found a brilliant illustrator called Steve de Lamare, who brought my cover to life exactly as it was in my head, the only problem with this, publishers refused to allow me to use my own illustrator.

Revenue:

Many publishers take your amazing work of art and give you 10-15% of the “profits” and that not that sale price that’s the profits on the sale. An easy choice for me, I have management and marketing experience therefore the choice to self-publish became easier as I spoke to more publishers, the choices I had with “my” novel were extremely limited.

So what next?

So you want to self-publish? This is by no means an easy task, there will be no royalties flying in, unless you put some serious work into it. writing a brilliant novel or book is just the start, you then have to become a marketing guru and also a sales person, a website designer and an advocate for your novel. Still want to self publish? the come with me on a journey of hair pulling, plenty of snots and tears and many any swear words. and that’s just getting your novel on kindle…!!

Next make sure your novel is edited, edited and more editing, this cannot be skimped on, give to your friend who is a member of the grammar police also. make sure the pages are in the right order and your pages start on the inside cover, not the first page, use your MS word to ensure that your margins, bleeds and font size are per the genre of your book, I have used Garamond font 14 for my book as it is for younger readers. Research the one which is best suited to your genre.

You can chose to use Kindle publishing, Apple, Google or Kobo, however if you chose one they will not guarantee you marketing power if you use any of the other platforms. The choice is yours.

Getting known is a hard part to achieve, twitter, instagram, wordpress, and facebook are great places to start but it is well known that these marketing strategies are not the best for emerging writers.

Pay for advertising, reasonable rates, ENT, Fussylibrian, Bookbub or librarybub.

Make a youtube video also, youtube , it doesn’t have to be a pro video, use your Microsoft powerpoint and convert to a video, these video channels are the new advertising medium which is being used by consumers looking for anything from books to cars. http://www.vimeo com, is also a great site to advertise.

One of the most important things to do is to register on http://www.goodreads.com and get known as an author, register your book and when it is live you claim it as your book, fill out your author profile and start blogging, this is important across all areas.

Search online for book reviewers, make sure to search for reviewers for your genre, no point in looking for adult content reviewers to review your children’s novel. Register on http://www.writing.ie, http://www.booksonline.com and the http://www.indiereview.com (to name a few) get reviews on your amazon and goodreads or your book will not gain the respect it deserves until you do. There are literally thousands of review sites, get onto ones which fit with your genre of book including:

http://www.midwestbookreview.com/get_...
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/activ...
http://bookblogs.ning.com/
Press release

Make sure to get a good press/media release for your novel contact your local papers first, they love to see locals doing well and many will do an article to intoduce you to the local readers.

Ensure you include:

A PFD of your novel (or mobi)
A cover letter introducing your book and also yourself, (short form)
Photos of the book cover
A photo of yourself
Your author bio, don’t waffle on this bio.
I contacted schools, as I have a children’s novel but you may contact clubs or organisations which deal with your genre, I also sent media releases to the libraries in my local area, a copy of the book wont set you back much and donating a copy to your local library is a great way for your book to become known.

Get your website up and going, it takes time for new domain names to mature and also get known by spiders and googlebots.

Get review of your novel and put on your website also, call your website a mixture of your own name or pen name etc and your titles.

Contact Joe Duffy, he has a listing of self-published authors on his show, and also your local radio stations they also love a good local success story. Book reviewers may be listening and be happy to review your novel.

Contact Eason’s and also good bookshops but don’t go all over the country dropping novels off, the logistics are a nightmare and you will not make any money. Chose a few big book shops locally, but these charge huge commission some 30%, some 40%, if it’s for exposure great, if not then don’t be wasting your time and resources which can be better used elsewhere.

As I think of more things which I have done or will do I will update this page, good luck and do contact me, we can all help each other.

Happy publishing

Teresa xoxoxox


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