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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Made it! #NaNoWriMo 2016

Yes! Over the line! There is nothing like the wonderful feeling of relief when you paste your words into the little box, click 'Validate', and the little trophy pops up. NaNoWriMo is complete! This time I was actually in the process of writing the last chapter. As usual, I was doing a 25-minute pomodoro, which …

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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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I got a bad review and the world didn’t end

This week has mostly been about formatting the paperback version of the Secret Notebook. It's the first time I've formatted a real book and, after wrangling with a CreateSpace template, I'm hoping I'm over the worst. I will blog about it at some point, but not until I'm convinced there are no more surprises in …

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Writing ‘The End’: I made it!

It feels odd to write another 'finished' post already, but yes: I finished the first draft of A House of Mirrors last Friday (December 11).   If you're imagining me writing 'The End' with a flourish of my quill pen/Mont Blanc/posh rollerball, well, it wasn't quite like that. I didn't know whether the last day of writing would …

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