Scott and the twins discuss what the Friday Project is all about and why it makes sense to give books away for free online. They also talk about how CompletelyNovel can help aspiring writers, top tips for self-publishers and just why Scott decided to give Anna a book about someone with the same name as her committing suicide. Aparrently it’s nothing personal!
We headed over to West London to seek out Scott Pack. The man behind the Friday Project and the blog Me And My Big Mouth had plenty to say when it comes to all things web and publishing (our two favourite topics… narrowly ahead of breakfast and Diagnosis Murder).
Despite initially admitting to feeling “a bit outnumbered” and looking slightly scared/anxious during parts of the Twinterview (it was a very small sofa!) Scott was a delight to Twinterview and we hope he is not too mentally scarred from the experience.
It was particularly interesting to talk to a publisher who is very much in favour of offering books for free online. Scott sees it as a way to generate word of mouth publicity around a book, and thereby encourage lots of people to read something they might not otherwise have considered.
He had some very useful advice for self-published writers and specifically mentioned the importance of designing a good cover. You can hear more of his tips on cover design in a separate video in our Writer’s Toolbox (well worth a peek).
Scott was also kind enough to give Anna (whose surname is Lewis) a book called Black Boxes by Caroline Smailes which is about another girl called Ana Lewis…who decides to commit suicide. Despite being slightly spooked it sounds like a great book so we recommend that you do have a look!
What do you think? Do you agree with Scott? We’d love to hear your views.
You might like to take a look at our other Twinterviews and videos too.