Category Archives: Writing Process

Musings on the writing process.

Barnes & Noble’s Dirty Little Secret: Author Solutions and Nook Press

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John Bartlett, Leslie Phillips and Chequered Justice – a top class audiobook.

Today I am proud to present an interview with author John Bartlett, who has collaborated with famous British actor Leslie Phillips to create a top quality audiobook. Q: John, I read your book Chequered Justice a couple of years ago … Continue reading

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The Joys of Making an Audiobook

Sometime around March last year I got an email from ACX, the company behind Audible, telling me that their previous ban on UK authors sending recordings to them was now lifted. I was delighted, and immediately set about recording an … Continue reading

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Is Bookbub good for British writers?

In my previous post about Book promotion and giveaway sites I found that Bookbub came out best, so since this site was new to me, I thought I’d try it out for myself.  If I tried to promote one of … Continue reading

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Writing books and playing tennis.

Every summer I swear I will waste no time watching Wimbledon, and end up glued to it. What is the connection, if any, between the activity of an independent author trying to write a novel, and tennis player trying to … Continue reading

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Book giveaway and promotion sites – some fascinating facts.

In my last post I mentioned David Gaughran’s excellent book Let’s Get Visible and I learnt a fascinating new thing from it this morning. Here it is: If you’re thinking of promoting your book(s) via an advert, you can check … Continue reading

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Free Book giveaways and KDP Select – a follow-up

Since my last post Can You Give away too many books? I’ve had another go, so here’s the result (so far) of my latest experiment in the Free Books world. I had a 5 day giveaway for Bold Counsel, the … Continue reading

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Can you give away too many books?

Once upon a time I wouldn’t have understood this question. I mean, I was a writer, sort of, and over the years I’d signed contracts with several different publishers, but distribution and sales were the publisher’s job, not mine. As … Continue reading

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Paving the Road with Books – A Cautionary Tale for Authors.

Once upon a time I wrote a book called A Game of Proof. I was very proud of it (still am) and even more proud when it was published in hardback in the UK by Constable & Robinson, and in … Continue reading

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Advice to a teenage boy

Once upon a time, many years ago, a teenage boy stood in the middle of his local bookshop, gazing around in awe at all the shiny, tempting new titles, and told himself, ‘One day, I’ll have read all of these. … Continue reading

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