What’s the Benefit of Your Book?

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When I’m not being a writer I work in education, so I’m continually undertaking CPD (Continued Professional Development) and every once in a while I revisit old notes to try to rediscover something I’ve forgotten. Recently I came across some notes I’d made whilst reading a book by Paul McKenna entitled ‘I Can Make You […]

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Social Media Marketing

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After a long time away from social media I’ve started to tweet and Facebook again. Since I last used social media as a marketing tool things have moved on and I discovered that images on twitter are ‘the’ thing, National and international celebration days allow you to plan ahead and use hashtag terms you know will be […]

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App Reviews

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Last month I mentioned I’d treated myself to a Kindle Fire and had spent time not only playing games (well to be honest only the one Free Flow, which is very addictive) but I’d also explored a few writing apps. Over the last month I’ve been ‘playing’ with them and decided that I’d write couple […]

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Inspiration from apps

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Just before Christmas I realised I had some store vouchers that needed to be spent. So I went online looking for something sensible to spend said vouchers on. To my surprise I discovered I could purchase a Kindle Fire for the grand total of £9.00 (once the vouchers had been redeemed). So I pushed the […]

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Cover Story: Meet The Tricksters

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Whilst working on my latest collection of short stories I decided I’d ask my talented niece (Sam Davy) to design the ebook cover for me and then I’d also use her design for the print version. When I came to create the cover for the print version I rashly decided to create a cover from […]

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Coyote Tales Retold – New Book Released

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I’m so pleased to be able to announce my latest collection of trickster character themed short stories ‘Coyote Tales Retold’ is now released and can be downloaded in ebook format from all Amazon sites (UK – US). It took me just over a year to research and write this latest collection of short stories. It was […]

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Seven tips for marketing your ebook

In a blog post I wrote for Authors Electric last month (Retelling Tales – It’s Been Done Before) I hinted at my latest book. This month I’m pleased to announce my latest ebook featuring the rogue that is Brer Rabbit is now available for download from Amazon (UK – USA). The book contains eight retold tales all […]

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Turning one of my book characters into a toy

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Recently I was handed a sheet of paper and told by him-in-doors “this is for you to fill out.” When I looked down I saw the words ‘bucket list.’ So over the last couple of weeks I’ve been adding things as they’ve occurred to me. One of those things was to have one of my […]

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My experiences with ePublishing

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A few weeks ago I was asked if I’d be willing to answer a few questions about why I’d decided to give self-publishing eBooks a try. As I’m always telling my students to reuse work I’ve decided to follow my own advice and share my answers here. So here they are: Q: Which books have you […]

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Writing and Publishing Seasonal Picture eBooks and Apps

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A few of years ago I wrote two picture book stories ‘Where It’s Always Winter’ and ‘The Perfect Christmas Tree.’ As the titles suggest they both have a festive or seasonal link. Once I’d completed them I sent to various publishers who I believed (because I’d researched their previously published titles) might be interested in them. […]

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