Category My books

Traditional or Indie publishing – which is right for you?

I’m in the process of giving my blog a spring clean, deleting old, out-of-date posts and generally tidying up, and I thought it would be fun to share this, my very first post! I wrote this back in 2013, prior to self-publishing my first novel.  Have my opinions changed since then? Take a look, and […]

Want to edit a large PDF for free? Here’s how…

Last year, I updated the cover of my first book to match subsequent volumes. It went from this….to this: Matchy, matchy… I happily uploaded my new cover to Amazon KDP print and ordered a handful of author copies. When they arrived, I realised that I also needed to update the cover designer attribution on my […]

Traditional #publishing v Indie (Independent)

I know this is an old topic, but as the world changes, so too do these type of perennial discussions. I joined (yet another) Facebook group a while ago – THE WRITER’S FORUM – and was gobsmacked to discover the level of ignorance about the publishing industry amongst new writers. I guess I’ve been at […]

7 steps to formatting your paperback book #IndieAuthor #KDP

In the run up to releasing my most recent book, THE PRINCE’S HEIR, I set out to format my first paperback for a long time, and decided to document the stages so I will have a post to refer to next time, and not have to figure it out all over again! Hopefully this will […]

#BookBubFeaturedDeal – sharing my figures

I always like reading about other people’s experiences with marketing, and as a result I’ve always been happy to share figures from my biggest sale of the year. Christmas seems to be bumper sale time for me, so I regularly organise a bunch of promos, even if I don’t get a BookBub Featured Deal. I […]

#Authors, what’s in your endmatter? #Apple #Kobo

If you’ve read my last post, you’ll be aware I recently fell foul of my own decision to publish (via the aggregator, Draft2Digital) my initial novels to Apple as a separate entity, rather than using the same master file for all platforms. This was a result of Apple’s strict policy of no links in your […]

Best Laid Plans… #BookBub #Internet

For my first post of 2022 I want to start by thanking all those who helped to make the launch of THE PRINCE’S HEIR my most successful book launch to date. I planned well ahead for a 0.99c sale on book #1, THE PRINCE’S MAN, and booked a week’s worth of promotions – 10 paid […]

And the first #BookReviews for THE PRINCE’S HEIR are in!

As we are speeding towards the holiday period, this is going to be a short post, just to share the first reviews for THE PRINCE’S HEIR, and to remind you all that #1 THE PRINCE’S MAN is on sale until the New Year, A. S. Darrall-rew5.0 out of 5 stars  A fantastic 4th! Reviewed in […]

#GuestDayTuesday – The Prince’s Heir by Deborah Jay

Thanks to Marcia for hosting my release day!

Only one week until THE PRINCE’S HEIR releases #EpicFantasy

I’m genuinely, truly excited about this one. It’s the first time I’ve completed a series, and from being daunted by the challenge of having to wrap up all the threads in satisfying ways, I’m chuffed with how it’s turned out – huge thanks to my subconscious, which somehow came up with all the answers! It’s […]