My third novel, Colours, is nearing the end of its final draft before it goes to the editor. It’s the first in a sci-fi trilogy set in a dystopian future where nations have been replaced by corporations. Colours is set in a place called Leafen, where a deal with a major defence conglomerate has just turned sour and […]
My efforts at maintaining this blog have so far been abysmal. No more! This is a long overdue post that was originally going to be about Amazon’s KDP Select scheme and how its free promotion worked out for From The Storm. It’s still going to be about that, but a little more besides. So, how […]
One of the things that worried me about writing a blog was that it would not be useful. I didn’t want to write drivel, I wanted to write articles that answer questions and hopefully help authors who are publishing independently like me. I’ve written a handful of posts which I hope will provide insight into […]
You have written a book. You like it, you’re proud of it and you think people should buy it from you. What to do? Two options. Option #1: Google every literary agent in the country and spend your days crafting slightly different letters to each of them. Send them off in clean brown envelopes, accompanied by a double […]
As I write, From The Storm sits patiently on Amazon wearing five gold stars from seven reviews. I know all seven reviewers. They are my friends and family, and each of them offered their review without being asked. Should first-time authors accept the help of their friends and family to give their book a boost?
This week I self-published my novel, From The Storm, as a Kindle book on Amazon. Depending on who you talk to, this either makes me an ‘Indie Author’, brave, rebellious, living by his own rules and sticking it to the man; or a Vanity Press hack who couldn’t get the attention of an agent. I suppose I fit […]