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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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Interview with Tahlia Newland

One of the pleasures of Tim’s Curious Questions is that I get to learn some fascinating details about lots of authors and other interesting people online, and today’s guest is no exception. Tahlia Newland is an Australian author who is … 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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My marvellous new best seller

Well, well – wonderful news! (sort of) Just what I need on a bleak March morning in Yorkshire with horizontal snow zipping past the window in an icy east wind and Spring still sunning herself far away on a deckchair … 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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