Just Like Baking Bread

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A month or so ago I treated myself to a new bread making machine. The plan was and still is to make gluten free bread for him-in-doors and speciality breads for me. When my bread maker arrived I excitedly unwrapped it, washed it out and plugged it in. I then realised I didn’t have at […]

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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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Taking Photographs For Social Media Marketing

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In my post last month I shared I was returning to social media marketing after a long break. I also shared that I’d learnt images are now ‘the’ thing to include in your Tweets and Facebook updates. The issue with having to find new images all the time is I worry about stealing a photographers […]

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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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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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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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