Alex Roddie is a British freelance writer and editor, who mainly works in the outdoor genre. He has 15 years of experience as a climber, backpacker and mountaineer, and is an Online Editor for The Great Outdoors. I talked to him about what an editor actually does and why every adventure author needs the help of a professional editor.
You can’t find a traditional publisher because no one will take the time to appreciate that readers want to buy your story. You can’t self-publish because you don’t have the time, skill or money to undertake and underwrite the process.The British publisher Unbound have stepped into this space with an innovative business model where traditional publishing builds off crowdfunding.
Having completed the first source-to-mouth expedition along Angola's longest river, Oscar Scafidi had to work out how to get the story into print. He would eventually decide to publish with Unbound, a full-service publishing house that uses an innovative crowdfunding model and offers a 50/50 royalty deal. This is the story of Oscar's (ongoing) journey to publication.