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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It’s my publiversary! 10 thoughts on 5 years of self-publishing

Time flies when you're having fun! I only realised this morning that today is the fifth anniversary of the date I published my first book, The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes. I've done publiversary posts before, which you can find by searching for 'publiversary', but I felt that I probably ought to mark a half-decade …

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#EscapeWithABook: Caster & Fleet Cases 1-3 Box Set

Pinch punch first day of the month white rabbits no returns! And now that's over, time to announce this week's discounted ebook - Caster & Fleet Cases 1-3 Box Set! Prepare for shenanigans as Katherine and Connie gallivant around Victorian London, solving mysteries and taking names. This box set includes the first three Caster & Fleet …

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#EscapeWithABook: Pippa Parker 1-3 Box Set

Back to the discounts! I've completely forgotten which week it is of #EscapeWithABook, in which I run a discount on a different ebook every week. This week it's the turn of Pippa Parker Cozy Mysteries Box Set, which includes the first three Pippa Parker mysteries: Murder At The Playgroup, Murder In The Choir and A Fete …

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#EscapeWithABook Week 8: School’s Out

It's Week 8 of #EscapeWithABook, and this week's a bit different because I have a FREEBIE for you! School's Out is a longish short story which I wrote as a bit of a warm-up for Pippa Parker book 6. It's a very gentle, cosy mystery which features a few of the characters you may have …

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#EscapeWithABook Week 7: Halloween Sherlock

It's Week 7 of #EscapeWithABook, in which I run a discount on a different ebook every week. Each book is 99p/99c (UK/US only, because of how Amazon run their discount system). In addition, almost all my books are in Kindle Unlimited, so if you are a subscriber, you can read over 20 of my books that way. …

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#EscapeWithABook Week 6: All At Sea

It's Week 6 of #EscapeWithABook, in which I run a discount on a different ebook every week. Each book is 99p/99c (UK/US only, because of how Amazon run their discount system). In addition, almost all my books are in Kindle Unlimited, so if you are a subscriber, you can read over 20 of my books that way. …

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#EscapeWithABook Week 5: Murder in the Choir

It's Week 5 of #EscapeWithABook, in which I run a discount on a different ebook every week. Each book is 99p/99c (UK/US only, because of how Amazon run their discount system). In addition, almost all my books are in Kindle Unlimited, so if you are a subscriber, you can read over 20 of my books that way. …

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#EscapeWithABook Week 4: Murder at the Playgroup

It's Week 4 (already?) of #EscapeWithABook, in which I run a discount on a different ebook every week. Each book is 99p/99c (UK/US only, because of how Amazon run their discount system). In addition, almost all my books are in Kindle Unlimited, so if you are a subscriber, you can work through the lot - if you …

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