Wednesday 27 April 2011

Elizabeth Bailey: Timeless Books - press release

Digital and online publishing is overcoming the traditionally tough route to publication. But it is still true that everyone needs an editor. Which is where what could be called the micro publisher comes in.

Joining thousands of others, historical romance author Elizabeth Bailey, now turned historical crime writer, has launched her own publishing company, Timeless Books, with an anthology of short stories introducing new writers.

“The stories originate from a summer story competition run in tandem with the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Sunday Express magazine,” Elizabeth says. “I wrote to a number of entrants whose stories had shown promise and offered an assessment with the hope of the rewrite going into the anthology. These fourteen tales are the result.”

Elizabeth describes THE WAYS OF LOVE as a collection of stories in fresh voices. Under the overall theme, the stories are very different, she says: “From light to dark, from poignant to cynical, they illustrate the frailties and foibles of the human heart.”

As a very small publisher, Elizabeth Bailey has to wear all the hats, including editing, proofing and designing the cover. “Fortunately I was able to use an image created by my brother, digital artist David Evans Bailey, which made things a lot easier,” Elizabeth says.

With the hope of success with this first anthology, Elizabeth plans to do more in the future. “There is a special pleasure in introducing a group of creative new writers,” she says in her foreword.

Available in print or download, THE WAYS OF LOVE can be found at

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