Category Archives: Getting Published

The struggle to get read: getting past the agents and publishers to the read readers, the ones that buy/borrow books, the ones that really count. I think.

COMMENCES in review!

I can’t believe I’ve reached this point!  It’s taken over twenty years to turn COMMENCES into a novel that is actually readable!  Now in review on my Kindle Bookshelf, it’ll be out by the end of the week.  I’m REELING … Continue reading

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Please let me know what you think of the blurb for my new book

Billions of years ago, before the artificial universe, there was the Fleet.  Fleet personnel number 50 – mostly known as Dett – sees a spacial dissociation in Fleet space and realises the control sector is broken. She interacts violently with … Continue reading

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The price you pay for teeny tiny fonts

I have – miraculously – got the price down on my novel TRANSFERENCE and better still, it’s the sort of price you’d expect to pay for a paperback. One of the many cruelties about self-publishing (and that’s a long list … Continue reading

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Dear 2016, What do you mean 2017 is going to be worse?

Trending on Twitter earlier this week was a “Dear 2016” line (not actually a hashtag).  One of the saddest was someone asking 2016 not to take Carrie Fisher, which it then promptly did, along with her mother.  The general idea … Continue reading

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How to insert a page number from a specific page in Word 2007

It’s very possible that I am not the only person in the universe with Word 2007.  I’m DEFINITELY not the only person in the universe to struggle with the insertion of a page number that doesn’t start from the first … Continue reading

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How do you send newsletters?!?

I had a brilliant idea to send out a newsletter to, er, fans about my books, what’s coming out, lots of pics, lots of links, nice colours etc etc.  I get a newsletter occasionally from one of my favourite authors … Continue reading

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That blurred line between genres

I’m thinking of relaunching my book Ultra:  new title, new look, vastly improved paperback experience.  I had thought of changing the genre as well but then, by chance, saw a pie chart showing how different genres sell on Amazon.  Way … Continue reading

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