It was with a very happy heart that I submitted The Devil Within Us for publication. I had not intended to write another novel this year, I was supposed to be learning all about marketing in order to be discovered, become famous, and obviously rich. That is what I will - hopefully - be doing next! … Continue reading The Devil Within Us – Published!
I planned a book give-away event and it happened to coincide with Britain being going into lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. I have done this sort of thing several times before, usually with mixed results. This time I decided to put all of my six novels up for free download at the same time. … Continue reading It is not about getting rich quick, it is about getting known!
From Wednesday 25 March at 12:00am (Pacific Time) until Sunday 29 March 11:59pm (Pacific Time) all of my novels will be available for free download for the Amazon Kindle. The Sorrow Song Trilogy For the very first time all three volumes of the Sorrow Song Trilogy are available at the same time for absolutely nothing. … Continue reading All of my Books will be FREE for a Limited Time
The last of my free book offers has finished. The response has been very good. Even Eugenica, a book that I have historically found difficult to convince readers to have a look at, enjoyed a large number of downloads. Next, comes the boring bit; waiting for people to read the books and, hopefully, post a … Continue reading The last of my free book offers has finished
It was not a surprise that so many people took advantage of my free book giveaway, certainly in respect of the historical fiction novels. Those books have always proved popular. The big surprise though is Eugenica. I have always found it difficult to get this book a readership, but this week has gone very well. … Continue reading Eugenica – The Challenging Book
If anyone has been following my blog recently then they will know that I have been giving my books away for free recently. Thanks to a glitch at Kindle Direct Publishing I had to start with Mesozoic although I was trying to run my books in order. Only a small gripe though. I followed my … Continue reading Free Books, Free Marketing!
After writing about the subject of giving my work away for free I have decided to do that very thing this week. Have I changed my mind? No, not exactly. I have been dipping my toe into the choppy waters of marketing. It did not take me long to be reminded that you have to … Continue reading Oh look, a Free Book!
A comment from an acquaintance has stayed with me for some time. It came in response to a question they asked me about my writing. I told them to have a look on Amazon. The next time I saw the person they told me that they had looked at my books but decided not to … Continue reading Is it all for nothing?
There is always something satisfying in announcing the release of a new novel. The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom is my sixth book and it still gives me a thrill. There was a time when I thought it would never see the light of day, but then everything just came together. I very happy with … Continue reading The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom is Here!
I am in the process of trying to market The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom. To be honest, and as I have previously mentioned, I am not a fan of this particular aspect of being an independent author. As I am still waiting to make it big, however, then there seems to be no real … Continue reading Getting Ready for the Big Launch