Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 32: Edward Trayer

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Edward Trayer

Edward Trayer writes fiction books for children under the pen-name Billy Bob Buttons.

He is the author of sixteen books to date and is published by The Wishing Shelf Press.

In 2011, his book Felicity Brady and the Wizard's Bookshop was long-listed for the International Rubery Book Award, and Tor Assassin Hunter was a runner up in the 2012 UK People's Book Prize.

In 2014, I Think I Murdered Miss won the UK People's Book Prize.

He visits over to 200 UK primary schools every year delivering literacy workshops; it is estimated he has met with over 150,000 children over the last three years.

He is also the founder and organiser of The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards.

Edward discusses The Wishing Shelf Awards in this interview and gives  lots of information about how to enter and the judging process.

Find Out More:

Edward Trayer/Billy Bob Button on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Bob_Buttons

Edward's author website: https://www.bbbuttons.co.uk/

The Wishing Shelf Awards: https://www.thewsa.co.uk/index.php

The Wishing Shelf Awards Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/243681522352192/

Edward's Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Billy-Bob-Buttons/e/B0068F3GHU/

Talking points:

An example of Billy Bob Buttons in action at the school mentioned in the interview:

 

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Episode 32, release date Monday 10th October, 2016

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This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update for Friday 7th October: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-what-amazon-did-next/

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Monday 12th November Shaun Stevens - self-published fantasy author here.

Monday 19th November Tim Lewis [Take 2] - moving from fiction to non-fiction and how to set up a great non-fiction launch here.

Monday 26th November Clare Lydon [Take 2] - creating a major breakthrough as a writer of lesbian fiction here.

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From Monday 3rd December, interview episodes revert to monthly.

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