Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Writebulb 2012 Anthology: Call for Submissions‏

We're excited to announce details of the Writebulb 2012 Anthology to showcase the work of our members.

The theme of the anthology is simple - Essex - and we're using the working title of The Other Way is Essex.

You're all invited to submit a piece of work up to 5000 words that reflects your style / genre as long as it has a strong Essex element.

As well as writers we'll be needing the following contributions:
  • Cover Designer: James has offered to approach illustrator Kirsty Mordaunt
  • Editors: Emma has volunteered. Any more offers?
  • Fundraiser: TBD (not sure if required).
  • Interior Designer: Stuart has volunteered.
  • Proof Readers: Lynda, James, and Jen have volunteered. Any more offers?
  • Publicist: James has volunteered. e can also all do our part with social networking.
  • Writers: All of you, hopefully!
We'll be publishing in both eBook and print format, with the option to Print on Demand or Buy to Sell. More on this later.

  • Submissions are due by Tuesday January 31st 2012. Submissions should be emailed to
  • Proofreaders to return edits to by Wednesday February 15th 2012.
  • Editing, interior design, and cover design to be completed by Wednesday February 29th 2012.

The timings are tight to try and get the eBook out for the Essex Book Festival, followed by the print version.

So get thinking, folks, and we'll see you at the next meeting on Saturday September 10th!

Publishing Options:
Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) enables UK writers to publish directly to Amazon US, UK, DE, and FR. Prices can be set by country or linked from the dollar price.
Smashwords requires a different format but distributes to channels other than Amazon i.e. Apple, Barnes & Noble, Diesel, Kobo, and Sony.

Print on Demand (POD)
Createspace enables UK writers to publish on a POD basis. When a customer order is placed, a book is printed and shipped especially for them.
(Other providers are available e.g. Lulu.)

Buy to Sell
Createspace also enables UK writers to publish multiple copies at a reduced cost price e.g. approx $3 for a 194 page paperback.
(Other providers are available e.g. Lulu.)

Potential costs include purchase of cover images, extended distribution costs, and Buy to Sell (assuming that we want to buy advance copies to sell on).