Just recently I have started getting e-mails from people offering to review my book(s). Of course, they want to be paid and I would never pay for a review – even from a prestigious organisation like Kirkus. For one thing, Amazon will punish you if they find out. Nor would I ask for payment in return for a review. But paying for reviews is only one way self-publishers and independently published authors can waste loads-a-money. Here, courtesy of Anne R Allen and Nate Hoffelder are some more: How to Waste Money When Self-Publishing a Book Continue reading Some Ways to Waste Money
Do you agree that increases the feeling of urgency in the situation, without losing the natural restraint of a gentleman with a typical English stiff upper lip? Continue reading Getting Rid of Filter Words
you will have the best possible book to launch on the reading public Continue reading Your Editor is Your Friend
Hemingway said we are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. Continue reading Make Them Happy, Make Them Sad, Make Them Stay.
I like knowing I can use my knowledge and years of experience to entertain my readers. Continue reading A Date With . . . Melanie P. Smith
Here‘s a brilliant idea for anyone who wants to get more eyes on their blog. Comes with a health warning, though, only works if your blog is interesting. Continue reading Getting Noticed
More of my books have sold since I have been active in FaceBook’s promotional groups, geared to drawing writers and authors together. Continue reading A Date With . . . Chris-Jean Clarke
During the summer I get out my artist’s tent in the backyard. I love working closer to nature, and the wind whispers her ideas to me through the trees, when she’s feeling opinionated. Continue reading A Date With . . . Natalie Meraki
As authors outside of the ‘mainstream’, we all face the difficulty of getting knowledge of the very existence of our work out to the people we are doing it for – readers. Fellow author Stevie Turner has captured the dilemma precisely in her blog: via Engaging With Readers Continue reading The Discovery Dilemma
That’s what makes a great writer, according to Rebecca Bryn and she should know, being one of the greatest. Her work deserves much wider recognition. “For Their Country’s Good” would make a TV series to rival “Poldark” and “The Dandelion Clock”, which I had the privilege of reading pre-publication, has echoes of Michael Morpurgo’s “War Horse”. Writing that comes from the heart, with deep emotional overtones and well developed characters, will always captivate me as a reader. Ms. Bryn does that brilliantly. via It’s not what you know, it’s who you know! Continue reading It’s not what you know, it’s who you know!