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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Third time lucky: Double Booked launches today!

It's taken me a little bit longer this time, but Book 3 of the Magical Bookshop series, Double Booked, is finally here! I had hoped to have this book ready to go at the end of October, but as sometimes happens, life got in the way. In book 3 Jemma finally has a bookshop of her own …

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Grab yourself a bargain book: Every Trick in the Book is on sale in the US and UK!

As I'm launching book 3 in the Magical Bookshop series later this week, I decided to celebrate by organising a discount on the first in series, Every Trick In The Book! From today (Tuesday 17 November) to Monday 23 November, the ebook of Every Trick in the Book will be just 99c/99p in the US …

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Prepare to launch: Brought to Book!

Book 2 of the Magical Bookshop series is here - prepare to be Brought to Book! And so far, my early reviewers have really enjoyed it! This time I've advanced a bit further down the path which the first book, Every Trick in the Book, paused at, and a few more things about the bookshop are …

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The Magical Bookshop is open!

Yes, I am massively over-excited, because it's launch day for Every Trick In The Book! I had such fun writing this book, and when I sent it to my beta readers they gobbled it up. My ARC readers have been absolutely brilliant, too, and the book already has some reviews on Goodreads. Read the early …

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