Why your book is not your baby
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Why your book is not your baby

It’s a commonly heard phrase uttered by authors everywhere; ‘my book baby’. I must admit I’ve used it before because it’s such a cute phrase and at times it does feel like the book you are writing (birthing) is your baby. But, it’s not. In fact, when you come to release your book, you need…

The Writer’s Den: How Do Authors Earn Money?
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The Writer’s Den: How Do Authors Earn Money?

Welcome to the second installment in my new blog series, The Writers Den. Each month there will be a guest post from a very special guest author with each author offering something different and informative on a particular area of writing and publishing. This month Cassie Hamer, author of ‘After The Party‘ (2019) and ‘The…

Book Promo: The Place Between by Suzanne Moore
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Book Promo: The Place Between by Suzanne Moore

During this crazy time of Covid-19, many authors have had their book launches and events, understandably, but disappointingly, cancelled. In lieu of this, I’ve opened my blog to authors affected by this situation to talk about their new release. Today, please welcome Suzanne Moore and her book ‘The Place Between’. Title: The Place Between Author:…

An Indie Publishing Journey: 18 months on
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An Indie Publishing Journey: 18 months on

It’s hard to believe that I began my indie publishing journey over eighteen months ago. And that was only when I’d made the decision to self-publish, I had been contemplating it well before that. So, 18 months on, and one indie published novel under my belt, where am I at? Firstly, I’ve been nothing but…

Getting published in 2020
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Getting published in 2020

There are many positives to being a writer in 2020, one of them being the opportunities open to authors to get their books out there in the hands of readers. An aspiring writer living in 1990 had one option for getting published: submit to an agent and hope that they could secure a publishing contract…

My favourite writing podcasts (2019)
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My favourite writing podcasts (2019)

The last time I did a blog post about my favourite writing podcasts, was way back in 2015! So I thought it was time to revisit and share what I’m listening to in 2019. So let’s get to it! #1 So You Want to Be a Writer Some things never change. I’ve been listening to…

The number 1 indie-author resource I recommend
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The number 1 indie-author resource I recommend

When I decided I was going to head down the indie publishing route, I was starting with limited knowledge. I’d listened to hours of podcasts from Mark Dawson and Joanna Penn, which were fantastic in helping me decide that indie publishing was for me, but I needed the practical information. The nuts and bolts of…

An Indie Publishing Journey: Mistakes I’ve Made with my first book
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An Indie Publishing Journey: Mistakes I’ve Made with my first book

It was always inevitable. I was always going to make mistakes on this journey, and I always said I’d be upfront when I do. I’ve learned from those before me, so hopefully, I can share my experiences and it will help you too! So here we go… Mistakes I made with my first published book…