Tag Archives: Indie publishing

REPORTING #20BOOKSEDINBURGH – How do you build an author brand?

First of all, why should you build a brand? Aren’t authors all about writing books? Brands are for merchandise, aren’t they? Well, no. Not these days. Or perhaps a better way to look at it, is that authors (and our books) ARE merchandise, or at least, merchandisable. In fact, taking it a step further, if […]

3 things to do for paperback formatting #publishing #indiepublishing

I’ve been unable to write creatively for some weeks now due to high stress levels, and the ill-health those visit upon the body, so when I haven’t been in the throes of a migraine I’ve been tackling the production of the paperback version of THE PRINCE’S PROTEGE. Under normal circumstances, I would have done this […]

10 Things to update each time you release a new book

Continuing in the spirit of the last couple of weeks, today I’m sharing the list of things I am in the process of updating (please feel free to scroll down to the meat of this post) with the imminent release of THE PRINCE’S PROTEGE. Did I mention that already? Book #3 in the Five Kingdoms […]

GDPR And Authors: What You Need To Know

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
I’ve received quite a few inquiries regarding the new European Union privacy legislation known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). GDPR comes into effect on May 25, 2018. This regulation initially impacts European Union member countries and aims to protect people from companies selling personal data. To do this, it regulates the use…

4 steps to writing your Amazon book blurb – notes from #20BooksLondon

Sharing a bit more of what I learned at 20BooksLondon, here is a resume of the notes I took on blurb writing. Now I’m fairly confident about my blurb writing ability, but I’m very aware in this industry things change – what works this week doesn’t next (especially in marketing), so any of the latest […]

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…

Do you know how traditional publishers pay their authors?

Neil Gaiman comes up with such wonderful quotes! I’ve wanted to be an author since I was able to read, it was something I always assumed I would do. It wasn’t until I was older that I realised it wasn’t (at that time) as straightforward as that. Once I’d written a book that I believed […]

Are you attending the #IndieAuthorFringe event? 18th March #writers #authors

Have you heard about the Indie Author Fringe, organized by the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)? This is a FREE, online global conference for authors, run fringe to the major book fairs: London, BEA & Frankfurt Bookfairs, broadcasting 24 sessions of author education over 24 continuous hours, so that authors around the world attend some live sessions, no matter […]

Creativity, Sensitivity, Laziness and Courage #IndiePublishing #Authors

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
(Reblogging here with Marcia’s permission) In which I make the point that it is horribly hard to send our “babies” out to agents and publishers, something I think is overlooked in the ongoing debate re: indie vs. traditional publishing… Would love to hear you all’s thoughts on the topic.…

Authors beware: A new danger for KU authors

Originally posted on K.J's Athenaeum:
Hi all, Anyone who follows me closely will know my book was removed from Amazon for almost a fortnight after they registered some unusual activity. At first I was at a loss. What was it, where had it come from? But since I have learnt a terrifying truth…