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.

October 04, 2012

We can see it - why can't they?

Publishers are being forced to embrace the digital revolution on sheer financial terms - but how are they doing it? Not in the way you'd think. Writer John E. White told me publishers are asking for unfulfilled advances back. So what does this tell everyone? They are still not addressing what is under their noses and it's not their top lips!

1 comment:

Kate said...

Goodness - as someone who has just sold both print and electronic rights for her debut novel (YIPPEE) I'm so glad I have an agent to check all these clauses in my contract for me!

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