Book cover boost

Just dropping in to share some feedback I got for the Secret Notebook cover. I know, it's a bit sad, but I really am properly chuffed. On a whim, I submitted the e-book cover for The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes to the monthly e-Book Cover Design Awards, run by none other than Joel Friedlander, book designer …

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Now in paperback too! The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes

I'm very happy to announce that The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes is now available in paperback! It seems to have taken ages, but we got there in the end. It's available from the same Amazon link as the ebook - myBook.to/NotebookSH - priced at £4.99/$7.99. Here are some pictures (spot the proud mum). I have to say I'm …

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Free stuff! The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes is free today

That's right, just for today The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes ebook is free to buy from Amazon! Spread the word! On May 22, 1859 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born, so on the anniversary of his birthday I thought a Secret Notebook giveaway day would be a nice gesture. Visit myBook.to/NotebookSH to grab your copy, and if you enjoy …

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Two years ago

Yesterday Facebook pinged one of those 'On This Day' notifications. Now usually these follow a fairly standard pattern where in past years I have updated my status with the news that: one of the kids said something daft I ran somewhere I ate either cheese, cake, chocolate or biscuits the cat is sitting on me …

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Tech Tip Tuesday: Connect to local Amazon stores with global shortlinks

Today's blog will be a short one - appropriate, as I'm talking about creating shortlinks for books. It's also directed towards people who have books in the Amazon store, or plan to in the future. If that isn't you, look away now. If you already know about global shortlinks, I apologise in advance. If you …

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All my own work: reading for a flash fiction collection

I started a new project this week, something I've been thinking about for a little while. As I'm twiddling my thumbs waiting for the Secret Notebook paperback proof to plop through my letterbox, I figured I might as well get on with it. The project is to see if I have enough good flash stories from the …

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The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes, one month on

A whole month has passed since The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes was released into the wild. Sometimes that feels like ages, sometimes the blink of an eye. A short while ago a friend asked me how I felt about the experience of publishing an ebook. As I'm feeling a bit reflective, here's an answer incorporating some of …

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