You just hit publish, right? That’s what all the articles say. Any idiot can upload a book in minutes. And yes, I suppose any idiot can, but it takes a very informed, dedicated, professional and talented individual to upload a book that people will want to read. A recent Facebook post from a first-time author seeking… Continue reading THE DEFINITIVE SELF-PUBLISHING CHECKLIST ~ For People Who Aren’t Very Organised and are absolute beginners.
My previous post about reviews (The Good, The Bad and the Ugly) was all about garnering reviews without annoying people or driving yourself crazy. However, I think this subject deserves a sequel, because asking for something and getting it are two entirely different things. I recently received a 1 star review on Amazon which read… Continue reading Reviews – The Sequel
Remember when you first started writing your book and your overriding thought was, ‘I just hope somebody reads it!’? All authors, whether self-published or traditionally published, are increasingly responsible for the promotion and marketing of their books (when I say increasingly, can the self-published authors at the back stop sniggering!). Time was when marketing departments… Continue reading Reviews: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
Books, like people, are a random lot. In any given year, you can meets lots of perfectly nice books, but there are a certain few that just crawl into your heart and make a little home for themselves. Being the thoughtful person that I am, I’ve rather helpfully compiled a shortlist (because ain’t nobody got… Continue reading A Bookish Selection Box
Now Available In Paperback! Well, to say that I’ve been anticipating this day for a long time is an understatement. Finally, I am thrilled to announce that my novel, The Mysterious Bakery On Rue De Paris is now available to purchase in paperback on Amazon. It is the one year anniversary of publishing my… Continue reading Going Retro
Check out the latest review for The Mysterious Bakery On Rue De Paris by The Online Book Club. Then get your copy for just £1 on Amazon! At 35, Edith Lane feels like life is passing her by. Having recently lost her mother and working a dead-end waitressing job, she feels like her life… Continue reading Online Book Club Review
It’s the final day of my two week blog tour and I want to take the opportunity to say thanks to all of the tour hosts who spread the word and wrote some fantastically insightful and positive reviews for The Cross Of Santiago. It’s been so exciting to read the reviews and discover different readers’… Continue reading That’s a wrap!