I sat down (virtually) last Wednesday with Aidan Martin, author of Euphoric Recall, and we had what he would call a 'wee' interview (he's Scottish, love those words). And I thought it would be interesting to share with you what it's actually like to publish a book - all the steps from the initial pitch to publication day. So, that's what we talk about in this interview.
Also, I'm excited to announce that today is Euphoric Recall eBook release day! I know lots of people have been asking about it, and it's now available on the big A. I'm working on distribution with Apple Books, and others, and will keep you posted. If you'd like to get your copy of the ebook, click here.
The interview questions are below this video. I tried transcribing the video to text with google docs, which was hilarious with random bizarre words that might make a nice poem, but in short, it didn't quite work. At any rate, enjoy. xx Julianne, editor at Guts.
1. As a first time author, why did you choose a small independent publisher instead of a larger publisher?
2. What was the publishing process like from beginning to end?
3. You’re reaching out and connecting with so many people (in West Lothian and worldwide), how does that make you feel?
4. Do you have any stories you want to share about how your readers are reacting to Euphoric Recall?
5. Have you had any unexpected opportunities since the publication of ER?
6. Is there anything you’d like to share about how this has impacted your life, and perhaps your family’s life?
7. Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?
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Aidan Martin is a debuting memoirist. His first book, Euphoric Recall, was published by Guts Publishing on 1 Oct 2020. It discusses in detail his recovery from addiction and many traumas including sexual abuse. Aidan is a fiancé to his beautiful partner and a proud father of two beautiful children. He works in mental health and addictions, will obtain a MSc in Social Work in 2021 and gained an honours degree in social sciences: with criminology and sociology in 2017. As a grateful recovering addict, Aidan is heavily involved in the recovery scene.
He is currently working on his second book - a Scottish working-class fiction around trance culture - called 'Where the f*** is Phil?'