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The Fleet Quintet is now the Free Quintet

I’m giving away the first four books I ever published free for the whole of July.  As this is a Smashwords campaign, it means the books can be downloaded onto any device, which is nice.  No faffing about there, then! … 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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Proofreading ULTRA yet again

When you see an error in a book traditionally published, you think, oho – shit editor.  When you see an error in a book self-published by the author, you think, oho-ho-ho – shit author.  This is just horrible! With the … 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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Brand New Year, Brand New Novel

Today for the first time in years, I sat down to start pre-writing a new novel.  I’ve been looking forward to this for an entire year.  I’ve been looking forward to it all Christmas.  When I did sit down at … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Copy-Cat Covers

The curse of being a self-published author using the free cover templates on offer is that someone else is going to have the same book cover you have.  As far as I could, I’ve tried to put together my own … Continue reading

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DIY or die

I received a proof this week of “Ultra” with its beautiful blue cover.  It took me several days to realise what was wrong with it:  no page numbers, 1.5 line spacing instead of single line spacing, paragraph gaps too small, … Continue reading

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