10 thoughts on being an independent author

As it's Indie Author Week this week, and I've now been self-publishing for just over 6 years, here are some thoughts on what it's like to be an independent author. Before I start, two things: What follows is drawn from my own experience - I'm not saying it will be the same for everyone who …

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Murder at a discount! Murder at the Playgroup is 99c/99p in ebook

Can't beat a cheeky Friday discount! To celebrate the shiny new covers I've put on the Pippa Parker Mysteries humorous mystery series, the first book, Murder at the Playgroup, is just 99c/99p in ebook from Friday 10-Thursday 16 June (US/UK only, I'm afraid, but the book is also available in Kindle Unlimited). See the book …

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A book launch for Christmas: Black Books

Well, talk about a rush! Normally I'm quite organised when I'm bringing out a new book, and I have a preorder and do a bit of marketing every few days or so until launch. Not this one - because I wasn't sure I'd get it out before Christmas at all! May I introduce to you …

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Shenanigans! Caster & Fleet are on discount this week!

Guess what?! The Case of the Black Tulips, the first book in the Caster & Fleet Victorian mystery series, is on offer for 99p/99c in ebook this week (ending July 4) instead of the usual 2.99/3.99 price (US/UK only). But that's not all - we've also reduced the price of the next two books in the series! …

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It’s launch day: By The Book!

Another instalment in the Magical Bookshop series is out today! By The Book, book 4, is now available to buy in ebook and paperback on Amazon, and also available to read in Kindle Unlimited. I enjoyed writing this book very much. Not just because I always enjoy writing and this series is comparatively light, but also because this …

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It’s (nearly) Kindlemas!

For the last few years I've put together some ebook offers to run over the Christmas and New Year period. After all, once you've bought and wrapped all the presents, done all the prep and cooked the holiday dinner, you deserve to put your feet up and treat yourself with a book or two! So …

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It’s launch day – Gone To Ground has broken cover!

The preorders have been delivered, the paperback proof inspected, the book sample downloaded and checked, and I'm delighted (and somewhat relieved) to announce that Gone To Ground is officially launched! Gone To Ground is book 3 in the Maisie Frobisher Mysteries series, which I'd class as adventure mystery. Join Maisie in 1890s India for mystery, intrigue, and …

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5 days to go – it’s nearly time for Maisie Frobisher book 3!

Even after twenty-something books, I still get excited about launching a new one. The book in question is Gone To Ground, and it's book 3 in the Maisie Frobisher Mysteries series. I enjoyed writing it tremendously, and hopefully readers will enjoy it too! The ebook will be out on April 28, but it's available to preorder …

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Prepare to launch! Maisie Frobisher is Off the Map…

She's back! And this time, Maisie may or may not be riding an elephant... Maisie Frobisher has arrived in India - in Mumbai to be precise, or Bombay as it was in the 1890s - and she'll get quite a culture shock when she steps off the boat... I'm delighted to launch Maisie book 2 …

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Prepare to launch! Maisie Frobisher is All At Sea…

Here comes Maisie! And typically, the paperback arrived fashionably late to dinner yesterday evening... All At Sea is the first in a new series, the Maisie Frobisher Mysteries, which I'd describe as adventure mystery. Maisie Frobisher popped up originally in the Caster & Fleet books, but you don't have to have read those first. Early reviews …

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