Patrick Brigham was the Editor in Chief of the first English Language news magazine in Bulgaria between 1995 and 2000. As a journalist he witnessed the changes in this once hard core Communist Country and personally knew most of the political players, including the old Dictator Todor Zhivkov and his successors Zhelev and Stoyanov. Traditionally a hotbed of intrigue and the natural home of the conspiracy theory, Bulgaria proved to be quite a challenge and for many the transition was painful. Despite this, he personally managed to survive these changes and now lives peacefully in Northern Greece. A writer and journalist for many years, he has written a number of short stories and articles which might be better described as light hearted, whilst confirming that the truth is often stranger than fiction.
There are so many experts around telling us how to sell our books, that we need an expert to tell us which one to choose! The internet is populated by so many budding authors, these days, that our job has become increasingly challenging. I realize that establishing oneself as an author takes time, but I also realize that, whilst time is passing, there is a need to promote one's books consistently. Every day we must play the Twitter game, the FB game and the BookMarketingNetwork game and slowly watch our sales improve and our work prosper. Nothing happens overnight and finally we succeed, but as in life itself, it is a bit of a struggle. I would be interested to hear from authors who have found the 'fast track' way and can advise accordingly.