Silja Swaby, half Jamaican, half Finnish, is a marine biologist and author. Funded by Arts Council England, she has won competitions, and been placed in prizes and awards. She is working on a series of futuristic thrillers, featuring a female biologist whose quiet academic life takes a drastic turn. Silja has taken creative writing courses at Cambridge University and more recently Yale University, USA.

Silja tutors writers, gives workshops, and provides a critique service. She is happily unmarried and lives in deepest Somerset, UK.


Silja Swaby is pronounced Sil-yah Sway-bee.

March 15, 2012

Ebooks growing

JoJo Moyes in the Guardian quotes Philip Jones, of the Bookseller,...the e-book market is growing at an astonishing rate. According to Jones, 2011 saw a 500 per cent increase in e-book sales, and industry experts expect a similar increase this year. Penguin e-book revenues were up 106 per cent year on year; the company says revenues from digital and services businesses across the group will this year overtake those from traditional publishing.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Exciting times. Anything that gets more people reading can only be a good thing - both for us writers and for the industry as a whole!

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