Read on for news about my new books-related newsletter. Reviews of books and bookshops, new book announcements, writerly tips, and news about my own works.Read More
It's that time of year again: time to book up a visit to the London Book Fair.Read More
It's always difficult to get the balance right between hard sell and soft sell. Joe Coleman's website allows you to choose your own level of (dis)comfort!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
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.
This second article in my micro-series "Why I like Amazon". This time, from the point of view of being an author.Read More
Why the term 'self-publishing' is no longer an accurate description of, erm, self-publishers.Read More
I've just published my first Kindle book. Here are a few brief reflections.Read More
Is it a good idea to lock down your ebooks to prevent piracy?Read More
How can a self-published author get noticed these days? Kristine Kathryn Rusch has some surprising answers.Read More
I've either read, or am in the process of reading, several books to do with writing or self-publishing. Here's a list of 8 that I have found useful.Read More
The figures relate to 2013, and are not as good as their equivalents of ten years ago, in 2005. Well, not for the most part anyway. Here are some of them: