In our not too distant future, the world we know disappears in an called ‘the collapse’. Human civilisation fails. Out of the ashes rises a new society. It is one based on science, technology, and efficient resource management. They are called the Oasis. In an effort to learn from their mistakes, scientists travel to the … Continue reading Mesozoic: Read for FREE
Well, The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom (hereafter known as QMK) is almost finished. I expect to have the book published to Kindle this weekend. I will not be advertising the fact, however. My attention is going to be centred elsewhere for at least a week, other things are happening in my life, good things … Continue reading This Fantasy Thing
Seeing as the summer holidays have arrived, even though it does not look like it here in England, I thought that I might offer you a free book to take with you on your vacation, whether that be to somewhere exotic or just in the comfort of your own home. ‘Mesozoic’ is a technological thriller … Continue reading Do You Fancy a Free eBook for the Summer Holidays?
KENP stands for Kindle Edition Normalized Pages. If an author enrols their book in KDP Select then Amazon customer who are members of either Kindle Unlimited (KU) or Kindle Owners Lending Library (KOLL) get to read that book at no further cost to themselves. Amazon pay royalty to the author based on how many pages … Continue reading KENP – What is it good for?
There is no doubt that Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) has revolutionised publishing for everyone. I published my first book, The War Wolf, through KDP after going through the usual frustration of trying to find a literary agent. I do not regret this action. I can remember how I felt when my book first appeared … Continue reading A Book’s Life Beyond Kindle
From Thursday 13 April until midnight Monday 17 April all of my books will be free to download for the Amazon Kindle. This is not the first time that I have run this kind of promotion but it is one that often seems to confuse people who invariably ask the question: 'how will you make … Continue reading Why Give Your Work Away for Free?
Having written a book of a very different nature to the previous volumes in the Sorrow Song trilogy I decided to re-read both The War Wolf and For Rapture of Ravens so as to immerse myself back into the world of 1066 once again. I know, some might wonder why this is necessary when I … Continue reading Typographical Errors
Well, as finished as a book ever can be while the author is still alive. What I mean by that is that I am sure I will find some fault with it and go back and start messing around just like George Lucas (only with better results I hope). I have submitted the book to … Continue reading Eugenica is finished!
Writing a book is a long process. I know that Edgar Wallace was reputed to have turned out entire novels in only 2 or 3 days but then he never actually sat and wrote them, rather he dictated them onto wax cylinders and left them for secretaries to type up. He also rarely edited his … Continue reading It’s a Milestone not a Millstone
I have finished formatting the manuscript of ‘For Rapture of Ravens’. As e-readers use the ‘EPUB’ file format I decided to invest some time in using the ‘Sigil’ program. Previously I had simply loaded a Word copy of my manuscript but after I revised the original draft and loaded up a new version I was … Continue reading Formatting from Word ‘doc’ to EPUB