Here's a handy tool for analysing your Kindle ebook sales.Read More
What I learnt on the last day of the London Book Fair 2017.Read More
Imagine ditching 20,000 words of your novel! Insights from Rosanna Ley, Cally Taylor, Gabriel Mercer, Jessica Bell and others.Read More
The London Book Fair is on this week. If you're a self-published author, or hoping to be, here are three seminars you may wish to attend today. They are concerned with self-publishing, research and copyright issues, and the creative writing process.Read More
Alongside the London Book Fair is the What Works education conference. As you may have surmised from its proximity to the LBF, it focuses on educational publishing.Read More
What could be worse than losing all of your carefully crafted work? Here are 5 ways to protect yourself against that happening.Read More
I recently purchased a KIndle Fire so I could write while travelling and in cafes. So what I do I think of it?Read More
If you use the Notes app on an Apple device like an iPad, and wish to access your notes from an Android device, such as an HTC smartphone, here's a work-around.Read More
How might writers make use of maps to convey information (besides geographical information)?Read More
What's a special writing day? And what's so special about them?Read More
I've never really understood why Amazon has two self-publishing systems: one for e-books, and another for printed books. Having two systems doesn't exactly double the workload, but it doubles the amount to think about, and adds to the number of hoops you have to leap through.
Well, those days could be over soon because Amazon has launched a trial version of a paperback publishing tool within KDP, its e-book publishing tool.
There's some more information on this initiative here: Amazon paperback printing.
If you're a writer, and you travel a lot on buses and trains, Jotterpad is just the phone app for you. It;s so easy to use, and has great functionality. No more excuses!Read More
This second article in my micro-series "Why I like Amazon". This time, from the point of view of being an author.Read More
As a reader, I love Amazon Kindle. Here's why.Read More
Why the term 'self-publishing' is no longer an accurate description of, erm, self-publishers.Read More
Booklinker is a brilliant url shortener for your Amazon books and Amazon author page.Read More
The registration desks for the London Book Fair 2017 are now open! In this article I discuss what I get out of it, and why I go every year -- and how that relates to my recent foray into Kindle self-publishing. And details of the Fair itself of course!Read More
I've just published my first Kindle book. Here are a few brief reflections.Read More
A handy hint for writing on the move.Read More
Being able to produce chunks of text very quickly is useful to see what the appearance of the finished piece of writing will look like, or to test how many words you can get on the page with a particular font. It's easy enough to generate random text in Word, but what if you don't use Word?Read More