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Author Toolbox

One thing that I've learned through nearly a decade of working in the book business, is that you can never have too much help to market your work.   So I'm going to share with you some of my favorite author tools - and some of these are recently discovered....

Share the news…

I have a lovely and talented friend who is releasing her first novel tomorrow called Fraud and Fabrication (you can access details here) and it's reminded me all over again just how incredibly time consuming launching a book can be.   Most people assume the writing is...

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...

Five Four Three Two One… Ready!

I'm now only days away from launching my latest novel and I'm so nervous, excited, busy, and tense about it all at the same time.  But I'm also focused on seeing how well I can test a few theories about social media, Amazon, Ranking systems, and a host of other...

Reviews can be an author’s best friend

After waiting with  baited breath, chewing my nails down to nearly my elbows, finally a handful of reviews are starting to roll in from people who have read my new book - Margaret - a song out of time.   WHEW - it's always a relief to hear that people have really...

A great start…

Off to a flying start with the new book launch last week.   My Publicist advised me yesterday that a major publication in the UK are interested in an exclusive story about me/the book... I should find out in a few days about this. But while sales have been steady and...

The Dreams of a Writer at Launch Time

As we near the time for my book launch, I've been struck with technical challenges; my website crashed last week and it was mission to get it back up and running, only to find that it still wasn't quite right until today; then nerves - will my book sell, will it get...

Author Advance Copies

  Woo Hoo - it finally arrived, my author advance copy came in the post and I have to tell you it was SO exciting!   Now this is not my first book, I've written several business books in the past, and the first couple of times, they were very exciting too. But...

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The Indie Experts Podcast

The Myth of Happy Ever After

'Once upon a time...' Sorry, I know that might have gottten you all excited with that opening story line, but here's the bad news... Happy Ever After Does not exist.  It's a falacy.  You live, you die and if you're lucky, you have a reasonably good life in the middle....

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...

Making time for making time together

Imagine it’s Wednesday, and unexpectedly you have the day off.   It’s a week day, so you could probably justify all the reasons you should be catching up on errands, visiting a family member, lunch with a friend, or getting on top of that mess in the spare bedroom. ...

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