Category Indie publishing

#20BooksLondon – World building with a difference #publishing

When I was trying to figure out what to share first about the lessons I learned at the 20Books conference, I decided the best thing would be to talk about the one thing I didn’t take notes on before I forget! I didn’t take notes because this is never going to be me (I think), […]

#20bookslondon – the UK’s 20booksto50K #writers conference

It’s been a couple of years since I last went to a writer’s conference, and all those I attended focussed for the most part on improving craft and how to land a traditional contract. 20books is by and for indie authors – if you ever get the chance to go to one, grab it with […]

Guest author: Deborah Jay – #Writers, be true to yourself

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
Image: Pixabay Rather a grand headline, I know, but you’ll understand where I’m coming from as you read further. Amongst other things, I am a writer. Those ‘other things’ include caring for an elderly parent (two, until recently), and running a full-time business that involves a lot…

How I sold 1,000 books over the holidays #marketing #bestseller

Here is my promised share of how I sold 1000 books and became a bestseller (in Canada and Australia, at any rate) over the 10 days of the Christmas/New Year holiday. Settle in, folks, this is going to be a long post. First up, what I did was nothing ground breaking, just plain old advertising […]

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 LITTLE ABOUT ENDINGS #authors #amwriting

Originally posted on Fantasy Author's Handbook:
I’ve written about starting a novel or short story, and what you might need to know or do to get started writing or what elements readers will respond to in the first sentence, paragraph, or page, but I’ve written very little about endings beyond part of some musings…

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…

A Perfect 10 with Deborah Jay

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
Today, I have the distinct pleasure of featuring author Deboray Jay on this edition of A Perfect 10. Deborah is a respected blogger and author and I’m glad she stopped by to tell us more about herself. Please enjoy this special installment of A Perfect 10 If you want…

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

Authors, do you use beta readers? Editors? I have a guilty secret… #amwriting #amediting

Since I joined the Indie publishing scene back in 2013, I have read SO many times the advice, nay instruction, ‘thou shalt not publish without having your work professionally edited/proof read/beta read’. But I have a guilty secret… I don’t use editors or proof readers. Gasp! Isn’t my work trash? Well, apparently not, if my […]