Lynne Stringer – Author & Editor

Why I Write

When you’re an unknown author, it can be difficult to make sales. This can definitely make me feel like giving up at times.

Another blogger, Elle Griffin, recently put up a post called ‘No one buys books’, which you can read here. In it, she quoted statistics that both depress me and make me hopeful.

For a start, most books don’t even sell 1000 copies. According to publishers, 90% of books never sell more than 2000 copies and 50% sell fewer than a dozen copies.

Happily, none of my books are in the 50% bracket, so that’s a plus, and it’s nice to know that I’m not the only author who struggles with sales; even those with big publishers do. But at times like this, I wonder why I keep going.

Writing, Preparing, Finalising

March has been a big month. I have continued work on Father of the Horde, my WIP, and am now almost at the 25,000 word mark. I have finalised the typeset version of Keeper of the Archives with my publisher, with it scheduled for release in September.

I will also be attending Gold Coast Supanova on 13 and 14 April with my fellow authors, Jeanette O’Hagan and Adele Jones. You can find us at the Rendered Realms stand. We will also be at the FraserPop Festival in Maryborough on 13 and 14 July and are looking at some other events as well. Make sure to check my events page if you want to know more.

New year, new story

It’s taken almost two months of 2024 for me to find the time to write my first blog post. Ever since I returned to work after my holiday, I have been busy helping people by editing their books. It’s great to see so many trying to get their stories out there. 🙂 Keeper of the […]

Another year over

And here we are again. It’s just about time to say goodbye to 2023. As I prepare for the Christmas season, I’m reflecting on the year that has just passed and what experiences I’ve had. I’ve had the joy of having another book accepted for publication. Keeper of the Archives should be released in July […]

Busy, busy, busy!

There’s so much going on at the moment, which is great. I like to be busy. 🙂 After Oz ComicCon in Brisbane in September, which we really enjoyed, I started work at a new round of edits on Keeper of the Archives, my new book, which will be out in July 2024. I’m still working […]

Updated Verindon ebooks available now!

The ebook versions of all three books in the Verindon trilogy have been updated and given new covers and are now available for sale! It was a lot of fun and sometimes a bit difficult to go through all three books, especially since The Heir (Verindon #1) was published ten years ago. I have learnt […]

Happy anniversary to me!

It’s ten years today since my debut novel, The Heir (Verindon #1) was released. It’s been a hell of a ride, with more ups and downs than a roller coaster. I feel quite proud that I’ve managed to last this long as there are a lot of lows as well as some incredible highs in […]

Coming soon …

There are a lot of exciting things coming up for me this year and I’ve already had a few so far. After Gold Coast Supanova, I attended another event at Koorong Toowoomba, where I also sold quite a few copies. It was the first time I’d been to one of their events and I was […]

Fabulous weekend

I had an amazing time at Gold Coast Supanova this past weekend, at the Rendered Realms stand with Adele Jones and Jeanette O’Hagan. It was busy pretty much from the get-go. It opened at 10.00 am, and I think someone said the convention carpark (which is HUGE) was full by 10.30 am. There were people […]

Verindon omnibus coming soon!

It’s exactly ten years this year since The Heir (Verindon #1) and The Crown (Verindon #2) were released. The Reign (Verindon #3) was released in May 2014, completing the trilogy almost a year after book one. I’m excited to announce that all three will be re-released this year as an omnibus edition. Happy ten-year anniversary […]