So its a Thursday this time around, and we have an author interview! Nik Vincent, or Nicola Vincent-Abnett as she sometimes goes by, has been around with Black Library for a long time, right there with her husband Dan Abnett, who has written some of the most popular and most successful stories in Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000.
Nik has edited Dan’s work over the years and is also an author in her own right, having published some of her own Black Library fiction and the horizon is bright for her with regards to her original work. Work which is on track to be published soon!So let’s see what she has to say about her time with Black Library, her interests and her writing styles.
It is no secret that in the last four-five years, digital publishing has literally exploded and has quickly become a dominant factor in the book publishing industry. Whether it is indie authors self-publishing their work or the various traditional publishers, both big and small, transferring their dead-tree versions to the digital medium. There has even been the entry of publishers who only put out digital products. Undeniably, Amazon has led this revolution with its Kindle Books, its Kindle eReader and its strong, often ruthless, practices where digital book formats are concerned. Amazon is currently the goliath of the publishing industry and it doesn’t look like that will be changing any time soon. However, Barnes & Noble is on the rise as well with its Nook eReader and Apple is also taking tentative steps towards it thanks to their iPad tablets and their recent iBooks Author publishing app.
So where does all of this leave an aspiring writer? Well, the answer is pretty complicated and unfortunately too extensive and contentious a topic to be discussed in depth on this blog. All, the same, I would like to offer some tips and strategies to all aspiring writers who, like me, wish to break into the industry as bona fide authors and want to do so successfully.