#GirlLikeYou book shows how to format your script, play, musical, novel or poetry and self-publish to ebook and paperback

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Here is the HOW-TO summer book release, #GirlLikeYou, whereby you too can format your book and self-publish to ebook and paperback within one week. It includes 300 plus colour pictures

Poster for 2018 published book: #GirlLikeYou How to format your script, play, musical, novel or poetry and self-publish to ebook and paperback by Ida Barker

At the beginning of each formatting chapter is a quote of encouragement, and at the end is a blog of interest from zizziology.com, followed by 1 of the 12 commandments of an authorpreneur

Amazon screenshot of book: #GirlLikeYou How to format your script, play, musical, novel or poetry and self-publish to ebook and paperback by Ida Barker

Written by Ida Barker and edited by Gwen Hullah, it is published by She And The Cat’s Mother. View via this amazon link

Spreading the word – Zizzi’s blogsite mentioned by columnist Paula Williams within Writers’ Forum magazine …

“New Girl on the Writers’ Block” – #Communicardo17

zizziology.com mentioned by columnist Paula Williams within Writers' Forum mag october 2016

As an avid subscriber to the Writers’ Forum magazine, I was delighted to read within issue #180, columnist Paula Williams mentioned my blog “how a 100 day writing journal can motivate” posted on zizziology.com – with regard to a previous method Paula had recommended.


What Zizzi’s reading – an indie-vidual – Dave Griffiths of Barmcake Magazine

 Taking the indie-vidual route

While some people talk – other people do: and the difference between the two is vast. But no-one can say, Dave Griffiths isn’t a doer – he single-handedly writes, edits, publishes and delivers his own independent magazine, Barmcake.

What I'm Reading - Dave Griffiths launching Barmcake mag

What Zizzi’s Reading


Creating self-made opportunities

Sharing with the Writing Magazine, Dave Griffiths marks down his distinctive vision for Barmcake – “Northern entertainment for the middle-aged” – was born out of his 25 years’ experience as a journalist to write articles that aimed to be a cut above other entertainment magazines and websites.


Attention! Keeping the tail on detail…

Feedback – readers of Barmcake have made it known they appreciate well-researched interviews – and Dave genuinely cares about the readers and knows what they want because he is his reader. Instead of dictating what his readers should be reading, he listens, whereas other magazines often report on what has already been reported with little variation.


Definition of a Barmcake – A barm cake is a soft, round, flattish bun from northern England, traditionally leavened with barm. The original barm cake is found in areas of Greater Manchester, North West England. It is also used as a Northern expression for a daft or silly person. Source: wikipedia.


To purchase Barmcake Magazines head over to: barmcakemag.tumblr.com


You have to be in it, to know it – as a fellow Northerner, who, in partnership with my mother, Gwen Hullah set-up a book publishing company: She And The Cat’s Mother – where (like Dave Griffiths) everything is in-house; writing, editing, publishing, graphic/cover design, eBook/paperback formatting and web/social media content – I fully understand that nothing new can come about without change; you must be open minded to learning new methods on the path to print. Zizzi x

Do you have a similar experience – taking the indie-vidual way?

“A Book is Proof Humans are Capable of Working Magic” says Carl Sagan on Goodreads website

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Carl Sagan on Goodreads website is quoted as saying – “what an astonishing thing a book is”

  • “It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles”


  • “One glance at it and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years”


  • “Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other”


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Have you thought of books as breaking the boundaries of time?

Statistics are like a bikini… #MondayMorningBlog

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Did you know Aaron Levenstein once said,

“Statistics are like a bikini – what they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.”

In 2015 a record 85,000 people changed their names by deed poll in the UK, The Times reported.

Names included:

Happy Birthday –

Bacon Double Cheeseburger –

Penelope Pitstop – after the character in the Wacky Races

penelope pitstop character from wacky races


What character name would you choose for yourself?

Literary fragrance – a perfume called Paperback – #guardianbooks

A perfume called Paperback

A new perfume has been designed by Demeter called Paperback – promising to rekindle “a trip to your favourite library or used bookstore,” states David Shariatmadari on the Guardian books blog.

Paperback sells itself as “sweet and lovely, with just a touch of mustiness of aged paper”.

With rave reviews on Demeter’s website, do you think you might be the next to try this literary fragrance?