With a LOT of help from my friends

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Over the last few months I’ve been working on two new short story collections, the first of which came out just under a week ago as an ebook (paperback to follow later this month). Now, the thing with being an indie writer is you have to think about things that when traditionally published you don’t […]

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Why I sometimes self-publish

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I was recently asked why I self-publish when being published by a ‘proper publisher’ (which I have) is obviously the better option. I thought about it and what follows are the reasons why I self publish some of my books. One – “It won’t sell” I’ve had several books turned down not because they were […]

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Book Authors Resale Rights (BARR)

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I recently stumbled across an old news piece (16/06/14) released by the ALCS (Authors Licensing and Collecting Society) stating they had teamed up with Book Barn International (a second hand book seller) were launching a pilot scheme that would compensate authors when a second-hand version of their book was sold. This system is known as the Book Authors […]

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Just Too Good To Write In

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In last months post I commented about notebooks that are just too nice to make a mark in and a number of comments were left. This got me asking myself what makes a notebook too nice? So I grabbed my notebook (one that isn’t too nice to scribble in) and started to make a list […]

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The Art of Procrastination

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At the beginning of this year I started a new part-time job working in the Adult Family Learning Services Department for my local council. Although a part-time position it has resulted in having a lot less time available to spent on my writing. So when, for the first time in three months I actually had […]

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

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A friend recently posted a cute animal photo on my Facebook page. As soon as I saw it I just knew I had to use it as a basis for a picture book story. So I grabbed a sheet of A4 paper and divided into 12 sections (I tend to write the traditional 12 double […]

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