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Everything You Need To Know About Blogging

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
WebsiteBuilder recently published an amazingly detailed infographic called The State of Blogging Industry & The Ultimate Beginners Guide on How to Create a Blog. They kindly allowed me to share with you, so here it is!

DO you know what writers are entitled to claim as expenses? It’s THAT time of year again – #accounts, #TaxReturns

Having conquered my internet problems (unbelievable amount of time wasted, convincing my service provider their supplied router was dead, but they finally sent a new one), I am now up to my armpits in accounts, it being TAX RETURN month. I thought I’d take a quick brain break and check in with you all, to […]

A New Year’s Wish courtesy of Neil Gaiman

Grab yourself a holiday bargain – THE PRINCE’S MAN is on #SALE #fantasy #EpicFantasy

For a limited time only, THE PRINCE’S MAN is on sale at just 99c/99p worldwide! Find out why THE PRINCE’S MAN wins awards and rates 4.5 stars on Amazon Join Rustam Chalice, spy and ladies’ man, in a fast-paced adventure through a world of intrigue, magic, and deadly politics with a pinch of romance. Click […]

The Birth of the Kindle

Originally posted on David Gaughran:
The 10th birthday of the Kindle was on Sunday, which has been met with all sorts of retrospectives. Getting less coverage is that it’s also the tenth anniversary of Amazon’s self-publishing platform. In this excerpt from the forthcoming third edition of Let’s Get Digital, I argue that the real revolution…

Some great advice about how to handle reviews #authors

Click on over to Nicholas C. Rossis blog to see this great post on handling reviews 😉 via 7 Ways to Handle Reviews: Brought to you Buy Tongue & Cheek

Have It Haven’t Read It – The Never-Ending TBR

Originally posted on kirstyes:
I saw this tote bag from Daydreaming Designs and immediately thought ‘Jeez that’s one of my catchphrases’.? DD is a new venture by Faye Rogers (@daydreamin_star) with exclusive designs printed up once minimum orders have been reached).? Find out more, and pre-order your copy here. You only have until 29th October…

Nottingham University #ShortStoryCompetition #winner – yours truly!

A couple of months ago, my University (Nottingham) newsletter announced a short story competition for alumni. How could I resist? The story was to be set on one of the campuses, and had a limit of 2000 words. Quite a challenge for someone accustomed to writing fantasy novels of epic length, but I decided to have a go, and chose a […]

10 Hilarious Memes About Being Sleep Deprived from Reading

Originally posted on Capital Nerd:
If you love books, you’ve undoubtedly had to decide between getting some much needed shut-eye or reading just one more chapter — and by one more chapter, we mean the rest of the book. For those that tend to choose the “just one more chapter” option, check out these hilarious memes on…

You READ – but do you leave REVIEWS?

Originally posted on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog:
If not, why not? I don’t have time The author probably spent a heck of a lot more time writing the story than you took to read it, no matter how slow you think you are, so why not take a few minutes to record…