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.

September 20, 2012

Digital fiction here to stay

There’s simply no denying the age of digital fiction is hitting the world big time. Huge increases – it’s value up 188% on the same period in the UK last year is testament. In fact physical books dropped 0.4%. The figures speak for themselves. Writers can take great comfort in knowing there is room for their work out there and as ebook writer John White says: The cream will float to the top.

1 comment:

Kate said...

What is so great about those figures is that for the huge hike in e-book sales the drop in physical book sales is minimum! eople are reading more than ever and buying more books than ever - whatever format - and this can only be a good thing for us authors! Publishers now acquire both print and electronic rights so when out books come out we have the best of both worlds - onwards and upwards! Exciting times ahead!

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