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There still seems to be a stigma attached to being an Indie Author. We are still looked down on as the little yappy terrier in the midst of a pack of well groomed pedigree hounds. Though why that should be is beyond me, because history tells us that even the great literary figures of the world self-published.

When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol, it took him six weeks of intense writing, finishing his novella on 2nd December.
His publishers, Chapman and Hall, were dismissive of the book and didn’t want to have much to do with it. They thought the story rather strange. Overdrawn at his bank and worried his book would never see the light of day, Dickens managed to gather the finances together and with a part payment from his publishers, he self-published A Christmas Carol.

However, Chapman and Hall failed to give the novella any support and did little to publicise it, which infuriated Dickens. Eventually A Christmas Carol was published and it was an instant and  overwhelming success.

In 1844, Charles Dickens moved from Chapman and Hall to a rival publishing house, Bradbury and Evans.

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The Brittle Sea is book one of a trilogy which I have called The Brittle Saga. The second book is The Brittle Land and the third is The Brittle Sky.

The Brittle Sea (The Brittle Saga Trilogy Book 1)
The Titanic disaster is the catalyst that sparks a bloody feud between two families in early 20th century America.

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