New workshop series starts on Thursday!

A writer’s guide to the printing process and the publishing industry is Zoot's new series of workshops with Tokyo Writer's Salon.

The first session held this Thursday March 16th in Shibuya, discusses an important question all writers need to consider. Which route to publication is best for you - traditional or DIY?

We’ll discuss how to decide which option is best for your writing, the advantages and disadvantages of both, and whether you can believe the hype around these two different channels.

Held monthly, the series will cover editing, book design and layout, getting your file print ready, ebook creation and publishing, offset printing and manufacturing, distribution channels, shipping and logistics, marketing and the future of publishing for writers.

Cost 1000 JPY, RSVP via meet up: http://buff.ly/2lNDtFI

Hope to see you there!

Posted on March 11, 2017 and filed under Author Talks, Workshops.

We're talking Interactive Fiction - why readers and writers love it!

It's just been confirmed!

I'm super excited to speaking about interactive fiction at Tokyo Writer’s Salon’s author night on Feb 16th.

I'll be talking all things interactive fiction - why it's important, why readers and writers love it, and how to write it yourself.

Organised by fellow writer and superwoman Lauren Shannon, I'm looking forward to connecting with the local community in Tokyo. 

Posted on January 24, 2017 .

We did it! A COLOSSAL thank you to all the backers!

We’ve reached 123% of our target with 7 days left before the campaign ends!

It’s incredibly humbling and exhilarating to have support from backers across the globe, including countries such as Germany, Ireland, Taiwan, Thailand, China, US, Singapore, Japan, UK, Canada and Australia.

To all supporters, thank you. Our journey is just beginning!

For those who are interested in supporting or know people that may be interested, it's not too late! We have 7 days left!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/who-ate-the-cake-education#

Posted on November 11, 2016 and filed under Picture Books.

2 weeks gone, 2 weeks to go ... and special interview with Deb Potter

It's just over two weeks since we launched! We're 46% funded with 14 days left. A big thank you to all the new backers and a continuing thank you to the existing ones. 

In our funding race against time, we're neck and neck. It's exciting, and nerve wracking, and this week, we're going to speed ahead! Please share the link with parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, teachers, librarians or friends and encourage them to support.  

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For this update, we also have a special treat. We interviewed Deb Potter from Fairytale Factory - the indie publisher of the interactive fiction series You Say Which Way.

In a series of 3-8 minute audio bytes, we discuss the appeal of interactive fiction, challenges and tips for writers, morality and interactive fiction, how interactive affects decision making in real life and the business of running an indie publisher.

 

First up we discuss Deb's obsession with interactive fiction and the start of fairytale factory (5.03 min)

“Full confession here - I’m a geek.”

Then we discuss the appeal of interactive fiction and the challenges to writers (3.25 min)

“All of us writing for You Say Which Way … we’ve all had moments when we’ve realised writing the story has challenged us at a deeper level to think about what our deep-seated beliefs are … about how people should be, and how they should react.”

More tracks will be uploaded shortly.  Click here to listen

Posted on November 4, 2016 and filed under Author Talks.