How to self publish. (Creating a publishing checklist. Part Two.)

How to self publish. (Creating a publishing checklist. Part Two.) In a previous blog, we covered the publishing steps taken up to formatting. In today’s blog I will talk a little about the steps after that and what happens up to publishing and beyond. Decide on a price With paperbacks this is partly dictated by … More How to self publish. (Creating a publishing checklist. Part Two.)

Softly, softly. (The cautious approach to book launches.)

On Tuesday, almost two years on since I released Idle Threats, I launched my third novel, Life In The Balance. More accurately, I released it over a week ago but chose not to tell anybody. This may appear to be counterintuitive. Why wasn’t I shouting it from the rooftops? The answer is simple, I wanted … More Softly, softly. (The cautious approach to book launches.)

Judge a book by its cover. (Part three). The rebrand.

We’ve discussed the disasters I’ve had and the improvements I made to my book covers but now I’ve decided to change again. ‘Why?’ you may ask. There are a number of reasons, some that I outlined in my previous blog but the driving force was that I wanted a consistent theme across all my book … More Judge a book by its cover. (Part three). The rebrand.

Judge a book by its cover. (Part two) Making improvements.

In my previous blog I discussed some of the awful mistakes I made with book covers in the early days so it is no surprise that when I came to publish my second novel, Idle Threats, I decided that I needed some help. The dilemma that every self-publisher will face is knowing when and where … More Judge a book by its cover. (Part two) Making improvements.

Judge a book by its cover. (Part one) Making mistakes.

Those of you who have followed my writing career or have read my earlier self-publishing blogs will know that I have a love hate relationship with book covers. Being a self-published author means that you have to be responsible for every aspect of your book’s publication and it’s fair to say that designing book covers … More Judge a book by its cover. (Part one) Making mistakes.

Leg It (Part Four)

The four of us waited in the queue to go in for lunch. Bumper’s mother had made him sandwiches, Elvis and me were going to buy our lunch and Gilbert was on free lunch, Nashy dinners as they were known. As lunchtime approached, Kevin Davison realised that he’d eaten all of his sandwiches and he … More Leg It (Part Four)