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!
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
I was wondering lately if it was all worth it? The writing I mean. It takes up a lot of my time. When I am not writing I am thinking about writing. I meditate on plots, characters, themes, stories. What I do not seem to spend a lot of time on is the one thing … Continue reading Considering Putting Down the Pen
One enjoyment that recovering from surgery allows me to indulge in is watching movies. I am also a fan of the works of Shakespeare so I decided to watch the 2015 production of the movie ‘Macbeth’ starring Michael Fassbender. I wish I had not. I think it is right that film versions of Shakespeare’s plays … Continue reading Macbeth (2015)
In yet another attempt to increase my readership and, hopefully, garner a few more honest reviews, I am offering all of my eBooks for free download from 2nd to the 6th October through Amazon. If you wish to find out if my books, which have been the primary subject of this blog since I started it, have … Continue reading What it is to be Free!
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?
I have been out of action due to surgery but I was not expecting the recovery to be so frustratingly slow. For the most part I have had to remain almost horizontal, which has meant using my computer has been practically impossible. I have done no writing since early April. However, I seem to have … Continue reading And He’s Back!
As an author I am not unique in valuing feedback from actual readers and for the most part I have to admit that it has proven a rather positive experience. Every now and again, however, you come across something that is now so encouraging. The review, and I use that term very loosely here, reproduced … Continue reading About that Review You Posted!
As experiments go making all of my books available for free download seemed to be successful. According to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) several hundred copies were downloaded by prospective readers in the five days of the offer. One of my goals was to increase the number of reviews that my books have on Amazon. To … Continue reading Has my experiment failed?
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?