Happy self-publiversary to me!

I only noticed this about half an hour ago (it's latish afternoon here in the UK), but today is my 30-month or 2.5-year self-publiversary! Yes, two and a half years ago I unleashed The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes on an unsuspecting world, and then, well, I just kept going. 30 months feels like a long time …

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A big 12 Days thank you!

Back in May 2017, I joined 12 other writers to take part in a charity Christmas anthology, 12 Days of Christmas, with all profits going to the child literacy charity The Book Bus. The premise was 12 stories, each themed according to the carol 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'. The anthology was the brainchild of the …

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Possibly the quietest book launch ever! Murder in the Choir

Happy Boxing Day! If you've been celebrating Christmas, hope you had a great time and are still full of food and replete with presents. Despite various illness bugs floating around the family, we had a lovely dinner and Santa came! So a good day all round. I possibly enjoyed it more because I was recovering …

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The 12 Days of Christmas (+1) starting with a FREE book!

Christmas is a time for giving, so I've taken that on board and am arranging a sleigh-load of discounts on several of my books, starting today and going through to Twelfth Night. Here's the list: I'm starting with The Secret Notebook of Sherlock Holmes: the ebook is free on Amazon till Boxing Day (Dec 26!) Download your …

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Kerchinnngg! It’s a Thanksgiving book sale!

I decided to take the plunge this year and do a multi-book promotion covering Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I'm intrigued to see what happens! Here's what I'll be discounting to 99c/99p and when. Unfortunately, because I'm doing this via Kindle Countdown Deals, these discounts apply in the US and UK only. *takes a …

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Crunching the numbers: Book Report

WARNING: If you don't like numbers or graphs you might want to look away now...or skip this post altogether! I'm probably a gazillion steps behind the rest of the author community, but I just signed up for Book Report. If you haven't seen it, Book Report makes an easy-read dashboard out of your Amazon KDP …

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What happens on a Thursday? A Jar Of Thursday is half-price, that’s what!

You heard me. Starting today, A Jar Of Thursday, my Sherlock Holmes-mystery-adventure-steampunk novella, is 99c/99p or equivalent in ebook for a few days. So if you've enjoyed any of my other stuff, maybe give it a try. It's got: Time travel! Gadgets! Mysterious shadowy figures! Science! ...and much more. Check it out here (the global link leads …

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Vennsday: On book formats and buyers

It's been ages since I did a Vennsday post, but I had a moment the other day and hey, why not share it. One of the pieces of advice which I've heard over and over again is that if you self-publish, pretty much all your sales will be ebooks. I took this on board and …

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Prepare to launch! It’s Thursday (A Jar Of)!

Is it Thursday? It is? Then it must be book launch day!  I’m delighted to be able to say that  A Jar of Thursday is now available to buy on Amazon for the introductory price of 99p/99c/€0,99, and it’s also free to read on Kindle Unlimited. Just in case you’ve managed to evade my previous mentions of …

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A Bitesize trio: a book design mention, a question, and a reflection

So having said in my last post that I had nothing really to flag up, I discovered almost immediately afterwards that Bitesize got a mention in Joel Friedlander's eBook Cover Design Awards post for July! I'd submitted the cover mainly in the hope that people might see it and consider exploring the book, so Joel's …

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