Reading reviews can be a bit of an emotional roller coaster. The warm and fuzzy feeling when someone has connected with your characters; understood what you were trying to do and are happy they bought a ticket to your show. The shock and anger when someone dismisses your work, casually labels it ‘boring’ or the… Continue reading Don’t @ Me
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
A woman in my online book-club opened her review post with a kind of caveat: she said that even though she knew she would probably get ‘slated’ for recommending a certain book, she had to admit that she did enjoy it. The fact that she felt she had to apologise for her taste in reading… Continue reading Book Snobs
It’s official – book number two is launched! And I’m happy to report that the feedback has been wonderfully positive. It’s always a tense time, just after you release a book, and people are finally reading all those words you’ve knitted so carefully together. You hope and pray that you’ve managed to be entertaining, interesting… Continue reading The Morning After The Night Before
I was so excited to read the first reviews of my new novel, The Mysterious Bakery On Rue De Paris, that I thought I’d share them with you all here 🙂 You can still get your copy here for $0.99! In a departure from her historical fiction roots, Evie Gaughan has taken on… Continue reading The Reviews Are In!
I recently read a piece by Richard Lea in The Guardian Books Blog about how self-publishing may well be a revolution for writers, but that the same might not be true for readers. It wasn’t so much the article itself, as the comments that inspired me to make the following points:- Readers, please don’t make… Continue reading Why Readers Should Go Indie
I can’t say that I’m having more bad luck than usual today, but I have noticed that it’s started to snow on my blog, so I’ll have to watch my step 😉 For anyone who is weeping silently on the last day of my blog tour – cheer up! I’ve extended the tour by another… Continue reading Happy Friday 13th
I am happy to announce that The Cross Of Santiago is now available to purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. For the price of a good latte (or even a mediocre one!) you can have a door-stopper of a read, full of adventure, romance, history and a few laughs along the way. But don’t… Continue reading Launch Day Is Here!!
It’s a very exciting time here at ‘The Cross of Santiago’ HQ (that’s the title of my novel… keep up!). The cover is nearing completion, my final edit is almost at an end (only four more chapters to over-analyse) and so it’s off to Mr. Kindle and Mrs. Smashwords with my manuscript so they can… Continue reading 101 Self Publishing Questions