Why we have to keep feeding the social media monster
As most of you will not have noticed at all, because you have your own lives, I’ve been taking a bit of a break from social media. And it has been good. While most writers talk about taking a break from writing, I’m talking about a break from being ‘visible’, ‘out there’ and ‘switched on’. … Continue reading A Writer’s Holiday
In a recent article for Women Writers, Women’s Books, I wrote about the ubiquitous ‘author profile’ and whether or not this has any bearing on your readership. I follow lots of authors on Twitter and while a lot of successful authors have a devil-may-care attitude to what they share, others are quite guarded and even… Continue reading To Share Or Not To Share?
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.
Idiots? No, books on Amazon. Apparently there’s an idiot born every minute, which unfortunately seems about right, but this blog is about publishing. So with a mountain of new books being published by both Indie authors and traditional publishers every few minutes, how can you get your book noticed? There’s nothing like typing the… Continue reading One Born Every 5 Minutes
Today is the day! I’m celebrating the official release of my new novel, The Mysterious Bakery On Rue De Paris I am so excited to launch my second book. This is a very big day for me as an author, and so to celebrate with all of my loyal readers, The Mysterious Bakery On… Continue reading The Wait Is Over!
So I decided to ramp up the cuteness factor to 11, when I got my two nieces to help me make a promo video for my upcoming book launch (9th June people – mark it in your diaries!). Several jokes were harmed during the making of this video – what can I say? I’ll never… Continue reading Book Trailer – The Mysterious Bakery On Rue De Paris
I am very excited to say that my book cover is almost complete and will very shortly be revealed on this here blog, so stay tuned for that! I’ve been working closely with Tugboat Designs and we’ve created an alluring image that encapsulates the story beautifully. So now everything is happening quite quickly – I’ve… Continue reading The Time Is Drawing Near….