Posted by: gillarbuthnott | April 10, 2020

Adventures in e-Publishing

I am well known for my technomuppetry, so it was with major trepidation that I embarked on an attempt to publish my novel The Keepers’ Daughter as an e-book. It turned out to be astonishingly easy, so if it’s something you’ve been considering, jump right in. I used KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing), which held my hand and walked me through the whole process. After only a couple of days, not only do I have an e-book on kindle, but Keeper’s Daughter is, for the first time in quite a while, available as a real, live, physical paperback. No one is more surprised than me that this worked; hats off to KDP, which really does seem to be muppet-proof.

Now comes the hard part: marketing. A particular challenge to a Scot with impostor syndrome. I shall just have to pretend I’m talking about someone else’s book…



  1. Wow! Give me a shout if you want to do an interview thingy on my blog. Or my glob, which is what I typed first …

  2. Well done, Gill! A new skill and a new medium for publishing your work. The Keeper’s Daughter is one of my favourites. I really felt you captured both the characters and settings so well. I hope you discover a marketing gene (or genie) to help promote the book. It deserves a much wider audience!

    • Thanks Trevor! How are you?

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