Category Archives: Writing Process

Musings on the writing process.

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

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Nook Press – Barnes & Noble’s self-publishing platform – launched a selection of author services last October including editing, cover design, and (limited) print-on-demand. Immediate speculation surrounded who exactly was providing these services, with many…

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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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