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eBooks – The Illegal Download

Fame costs, as the 80’s TV show Fame once claimed, in all its leg-warmer glory.  You know what else costs?  Illegal downloading of books.  They might not cost the person downloading them, or the scumbags who stole the content in the first place, but it costs the one person who should really be rewarded for… Continue reading eBooks – The Illegal Download

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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Review

Well, here it is folks – the book I wish I’d written.  Unfortunately, Gail Honeyman wrote it, but it’s probably for the best as she has introduced me to one of the most original, funny and endearing characters I have ever read.  Eleanor Oliphant is in survival mode and does a pretty good imitation of… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Review

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Reviews – The Sequel

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

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Reviews: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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