Another interesting case is Shakin' Stevens. (Incidentally, I'm inclined to think that Mr Stevens might be a slightly underestimated talent: most things he sings pretty well.) This year he's released a new version of his 1985 No.1 hit "Merry Christmas Everyone" in conjunction with a YouTube video of the Salvation Army in action. Here he is in 1985:
Finally, there's Jane Tulloch's book Our Best Attention, which is to be published early next month. It's been ready for ages, but we at Comely Bank Publishing needed time to set everything up, get books to the attention of local booksellers and give them a chance to order, prepare posters, press releases and so on. We think it's made a difference. Customers are asking when the book is coming out
So what we'd say to all self-publishing authors is this: don't be in too much of a hurry to publish your book. Wait until the moment is right, and you can always sell copies privately to your friends and family if you're in a hurry.
As Shakin' Stevens would say, timing is everything. He'd also say something else – Merry Christmas, Everyone!