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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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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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Law and Disorder: Confessions of a Pupil Barrister, by Tim Kevan

This is a lively, amusing, funny, cynical, compelling fiction about the life of a pupil barrister – Babybarista – in a set of chambers in London. It’s also, in its way, quite horrifying: if only half of the stories 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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