Want to publish that novel you've spent days, months or years of life sweating and crying over? Want to get it to market without falling victim to the vast array of scammers out there? Want to navigate the minefield that can be the author community and do it without breaking the bank? Well, with this … Continue reading The Indie Authors guide
The First Fear has been nominated for the 2020 Readers Choice Awards contest by TCK Publishing in the fantasy category! - Please vote for it at https://www.tckpublishing.com/2020-readers-choice-voting-page/?fbclid=IwAR2GcDXnE7SiTZjQvpx52G9xdop4KxI5ezV1bImE8E583qsIS7313Am4a6g How to Vote You may have to disable pop-up blockers to vote depending on your web browser. The pop-up notification when you vote is necessary so that bots and spammers … Continue reading Vote for The First Fear in the 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards
Hi all, As I sit here looking out the window, I once again see the rain lashing down and the trees blowing wildly in the wind. This winter has felt like forever, but fortunately there are signs that Spring is rapidly approaching. The daffodils my wife planted last year are quickly beginning to burst into … Continue reading March 2020 Update
So, you may have seen the new logo up on the website’s banner and you may be wondering what it’s all about, well, dear reader let me tell you! For the past few months a bunch of us on the British and Irish Writing Community Facebook page have come together to create something brand new … Continue reading The Bard of the Isles Magazine Launches September 1st!
Q1. Tell us about your upcoming new book Big Red, what’s it about and who will enjoy it? In a sentence, it’s about an Irish soldier in the British Army on Mars! Big Red is a military sci-fi told from the perspective of Mars Occupation Force soldier Darren Loughlin. After waking in a highly … Continue reading An Interview with Damien Larkin – Author of Big Red
There are no two words more dreaded and feared by all authors than ‘Writer’s Block’. What is it and how do you get through it? Well, let me try and help you. I’ve been writing books for over ten years now and I have been struck by Writer’s Block more times than I can count. … Continue reading Tips for Indy Authors 3: Writer’s Block
With the holiday season rapidly approaching its time to start thinking about what books you're going to take away with you. That's why all of the books listed below will be on sale throughout the holiday period. Heir to the Sundered Crown on sale - Free from July 23 -27 Unconquered: Blood of Kings - 99p/c from July 28- … Continue reading Summer Holiday Sale 2018
Is getting a traditional publishing deal better than going Indy? As a member of many writing groups online I’ve seen more than a few authors brag about landing traditional publishing deals. I have debated and in some cases outright argued with some who claim that landing such deals means that they are superior to us … Continue reading What I’ve Learnt About Self-Publishing – Is getting a traditional publishing deal better than going Indy?
Being a writer is a profession that leaves you wide open to critics from all walks of life and backgrounds. You may think you’ve written the best thing ever but be assured that someone somewhere will think its terrible and will most likely relish the chance of putting the boot in. Now I’ve received this … Continue reading What I’ve Learnt About Self-Publishing – Writing is not for the faint-hearted
Often when indy authors are asked; ‘What is the thing you need the most help with?’ the answer is most often ‘marketing’. And it's because of this answer that there are now hundreds of different services offering to promote your books. Since publishing Heir to the Sundered Crown back in 2014 I’ve experimented with a … Continue reading What I’ve learnt about self-publishing – Book Promotion is Changing