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Common Questions by Authors I was talking with an old friend this week, who is one of the most knowledgeable retail marketing specialists I know.  He’s written a number of books over the years, but his self publishing skills are by comparison, almost non-existent.   ...

Resolving Unfinished Chapters

Our life is made up of so many stories. We all have stories to share - and some of brilliant, mystical, dramatic, sad, happy, and weird.   There are the coincidences, the synchronicity, the unusual moments in time, the pregnant pauses in our journeys  and all of these...

How long does it take to write a book

I'm often asked e question; how long does it take to write a book?  As a part time author, I'm not allowed the luxury of writing every day, and I have a busy life away from my keyboard so it's a fair question. For most authors, writing a book can take years or just a...

Inspiration to Write a Good Story

Ok I admit it - I'm insatiably curious about all kinds of things that are ooky and spooky, and a little bit weird.   But - I'm still a regular normal everyday kinda person who most people think when they meet me, that I'm far too 'regular' to be 'into all that stuff'....

Can You Write a Book in Only 48 Hours?

I've recently been hearing about publishing coaches who offer to help people write a book in only 48 hours.   Intrigued I looked into this further and am surprised to find this really is a trend. However, having written, published, co-authored, and developed dozens of...

The Value of a Good Author Amazon Ranking

The Value of a Good Amazon Ranking Did you know that every time you read a good book, and DON'T put a review on the author's page on Amazon, an author fairy dies?  Ok, so maybe that's a little Peter Pan-ish, but you get the picture right?  This is about encouraging...

Launching to Coincide with a Global Event

One of the things I loved about working with Panoma Press was that they thought about publishing with a marketing mindset.  They could see the value in having my book launch to coincide with International Women's Day on 8th March.   The link? Margaret - the character...

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Sense and Sensibilities

A few years ago, a movie was released called Sense and Sensibility - about a couple of dippy 18th century sisters facing financial ruin.  The tale of them and their suitors was a popular book by Emily Bronte and was considered to be quite 'out there' when first...

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