Crime Authors’ ‘Blog Hop June/July 2014

I'll be taking part in a crime authors' 'Blog Hop' in July. Others taking part are Jayne-Marie Barker and Leigh Russell. Today, it's the turn of Jayne-Marie Barker, who will be posting on her blog and answering a few questions. I hope to have two more sets of crime authors on board by the time … Continue reading Crime Authors’ ‘Blog Hop June/July 2014

Promotion opportunities

On her blog, Jane Dougherty has suggested she sets up a Writers' Workshop for help with tricky writing problems. Writing book blurbs is my particular bugbear. They're either too short, too long, or fail to cover all of what are apparently the four essentials (who is your main character, what does s/he want, what stands … Continue reading Promotion opportunities

The Author Hot Seat

My 'Author Hot Seat' interview on Jane Dougherty's blog, appears today. Why not have a read?

Tremendous Growth in the Sale of Self-pub eBooks in the UK

Did all you indies out there see this? And if you have a phobia about the number thirteen, you might be interested to note that this Guardian article appeared on Friday the 13th! According to the latest information from Neilsen Book, sales of self-published titles in the UK increased by a massive 79% in 2013, … Continue reading Tremendous Growth in the Sale of Self-pub eBooks in the UK

The Case Against Author Solutions, Part 1: The Numbers

That great Irishman, David Gaughran, does it again! If you're thinking of publishing your book through Author Solutions (or any of their off-shoots) -- don't! They'll take you for every penny and come back for the bones. Look out for Part 2 of David's 'Case Against' coming soon. The Case Against Author Solutions, Part 1: … Continue reading The Case Against Author Solutions, Part 1: The Numbers