Saturday, November 7, 2015

I'll keep this as short as possible! Apologies to anybody who looked at my blog and wondered why it was so out of date. I have now deleted a lot of the 'historic' information and would like to give you a short update.
Unfortunately, Taylor Street Books (TSB) went out of business in May 2014 but I was 'taken on' by Thorstruck Press  (TP) and they were going to republish the four novels published by TSB and then move on to my new books. My relationship with TP lasted only a matter of months because I was 'accused' of breaking my contract when I pointed out their standards of editing and proof reading (post editing) were not what I expected. Suffice to say TP also ceased to trade in March 2015! Between October 2014 - April 2015 I tried lots of other publishers but eventually decided I'd had enough and set up my own publishing house. It's called Bardel Publishing (I haven't developed a website yet - any offers?) and between April and now I have published (e-book and paperback) seven of my novels and there are another six in the wings.

The seven novels published so far are (full descriptions are available on all amazon websites)

Psychological Thriller
Psychological Thriller 
The Story of a Psychopath
WW2 Love Story

Murder Mystery

Psychological Thriller
Love Story

 




Thursday, January 16, 2014

Update

Whoops! I really ought to have updated this blog ages ago. Apologies to anyone who might be in the slightest bit interested. Anyway, Night Publishing became Taylor Street Books (TSB) and I have been with TSB ever since. Pooh Bridge was a reasonable success but since then I've also had Obsession, In Denial and Copper's Ridge published thanks to TSB. Book No 5 - The Loser Has to Fall -  is with the editor of all editors - Sheila Belshaw - and I await her verdict with trepidation. If you have ever been to or heard of Upper Slaughter then give Copper's Ridge a go - you never know you might enjoy it! And if you do, a review would be most welcome.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Webb wins TV Book Club vote - author discovered on YouWriteOn.com

Debut novelist Katherine Webb's The Legacy (Orion) discovered on Arts Council funded new writer's site YouWriteOn.com has been voted the public's favourite of the eight titles featured on this summer's season of "The TV Book Club". Unusually, the book was discovered by Orion not through a literary agency but through the Arts Council funded site after fellow budding writers on YouWriteOn.com rated its opening chapters to win a free critique from an Orion editor.

Webb's novel was voted for in the TV Book Club online poll for viewers, held between 18th June and 23rd August. Second place went to Kate Kerrigan's Ellis Island (Pan) and Lucie Whitehouse's The Bed I Made (Bloomsbury).

The Legacy, which was featured on the More4 show on 11th July, was promoted as part of a link-save deal in Waterstone's this week. Orion has recently signed a new three-book deal with Webb via her agent Nicola Barr for world rights. The publisher originally signed a two-book deal with Webb after she won YouWriteOn's Novel of the Year Award 2009. YouWriteOn's Novel of the Year 2010 – The Apothecary's Daughterby Charlotte Betts – discovered by the Annette Green agency on YouWriteOn will be published by Little Brown in April 2011.

Susan Lamb, Orion m.d., said "We always knew that Katherine Webb was a great debut novelist but 'The TV Book Club' has given her the readers she deserves."

Funded by Specsavers, "The TV Book Club" is due to return to TV in January 2011. According to the show, viewing figures reached an average of 400,000 per week.

YouWriteOn.com is now publishing new authors, email us via the site's homepage.