So SPFBO 4 is over and the excellent Orconomics took the winners spot. I entered my book The First Fear into it and whilst it got a pretty good review from one of the judges it didn’t make it to the final rounds. I’ve been asked by a few other authors whether entering the competition … Continue reading Was SPFBO 4 worth entering?
Marketing is quite possibly the toughest aspect of being an indie author. How do you get your books in front of readers? How do you stand out from the crowd? In this series of blogs, I’ll be focusing on marketing and some of the tricks I’ve learnt over the years to generate some sales. Part … Continue reading Marketing Tips for Indie Authors – Making a Mailing List
If you peruse the Amazon Kindle store you will be greeted by more books than you can count. Unfortunately, many of them are likely to have book covers that quite frankly suck and that were obviously cobbled together by the author. With so much competition out there you need your book to stand out from … Continue reading Tips for Indy Authors 4: Cover Art & Covers
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
Hi everyone, the First Fear has passed ACX's quality checks and is now available to purchase! If you're a fan of audiobooks you're going to love this one. Get your copy from - mybook.to/FFAudio http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSu02-He-TI
Unless you’ve got all the time in the world to dedicate to your writing you may feel pressured and distressed that you just can’t find the time to get those words down. You work all day, might have to look after the kids etc, writing is sometimes the last thing you want to do with … Continue reading Tips for Indy Authors part 2: Finding the time
Hi everyone, I was working on my latest book and being distracted by social media (Damn you Facebook!) when I realised that there are so many writers out there that don’t have a clue how about getting their work out there. In this new series of blog posts, I’ll be covering some of the basics. … Continue reading Tips for Indy Authors part 1: Planning
2018 is coming to an end and I have to say its been a bit of an odd one. It’s been far, far better than 2017 for me personally but the wider world seems to have become weirder and stranger than ever before. So, in January of 2018 I started a new job and I’ve … Continue reading End of Year Review: 2018
So, Netflix’s attempt at an historical epic is now available to watch and on a rainy grim night me and the wife settled in to watch The Outlaw King, the untold story of Robert the Bruce. First off let’s get the good news out of the way. It’s no Braveheart, a movie that plays fast … Continue reading Review: Outlaw King
So, it’s nearly that time of year again when writers both professional and amateur start to think about what they’re going to write for National Novel Writing Month. What is NanoWriMo? National Novel Writing Month is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a … Continue reading What to do for NanoWriMo 2018?