Indie authors book reviews

What makes you decide to buy a particular book? Is it because it’s the latest release from a favourite author so you are confident it would be money well spent? Are you swayed by the publicity and feel you will miss out if it’s the latest ‘must read’ on everyone’s lips? Do you only read …

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Social Media – Facebook

Wearing my Writing Guru hat, I thought it might be fun to look at the use of various forms of Social Media in the life of an author. Facebook, blog, web-site, Twitter, Instagram, author page, newsletters, give-aways, paid advertising – the list is endless, and no sooner have you conquered one than they change the …

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Characters and Q & As

As a change from my usual short stories, I thought it might be interesting to do something slightly different this week. Many authors are introverts, preferring to sit tapping at a keyboard instead of shouting ‘Buy my book.’ Fortunately, book bloggers are supportive in helping to spread the word, and one way of doing this …

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Easter, ‘Changes,’ and covers.

I had intended to write an Easter themed story, but ran out of time when life and minor ailments intervened. It's a slightly different post this week as, apart from trying to catch up, I’m working on revising my previously published book ‘Changes.’ It was traditionally published a few years ago, and the original cover was …

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Bloggers, reviews and Conversation with my Aunt

The good, the bad and the downright annoying. It’s been a funny old week. After last week’s post about bloggers, I was inundated with email advices telling me about all the new people following my blog. Good news you would think – not exactly. The majority of them were either sleazy sales and marketing, or …

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Book bloggers and ‘Story of a Country Boy.’

As a change from my usual short story, I thought I’d make this week’s blog post about all things authorish. I love writing, get easily inspired with new ideas, and fortunately never suffer from the dreaded writer’s block. My only problem is juggling marketing, writing and keeping up with the outside world (which is my excuse …

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Bloggers and books for Christmas

For anyone who enjoys reading, a book makes a wonderful gift for Christmas, but how do you choose? Do you trawl through Amazon and pick something in a genre you enjoy? Perhaps you have a favourite 'Go-to' author and hope the recipient has similar tastes? The big five publishing houses have a difficult decision between …

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