An Agatha Christie Style Murder Mystery

Available for pre-order A Stone’s Throw Inspector Stone Mysteries #5 A dead body really ruins your holiday. During a much-needed break in Devon, Inspector Nathan Stone finds himself at the centre of a murder investigation when the wife of the owner of the hotel is found killed. The last person to see her alive, he... Continue Reading →

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An Agatha Christie style murder mystery

Available for pre-order A Stone's Throw Inspector Stone Mysteries #5 A dead body really ruins your holiday. During a much-needed break in Devon, Inspector Nathan Stone finds himself at the centre of a murder investigation when the wife of the owner of the hotel is found killed. The last person to see her alive, he... Continue Reading →

Amazon’s Hall of Spinning Knives

Worrying events in the world of Amazon publishing, I hope something gets done about it soon.

David Gaughran

Phoenix Sullivan is well-known in the indie community – I’ve known her myself since 2009 or 2010 and consider her a close friend.

Aside from being exceptionally generous with her time and knowledge, tirelessly sharing her insights on marketing and algorithms, Phoenix is also well known as a vocal campaigner against scammers and cheaters – particularly on the current big issues of book stuffing and clickfarming.

And now she is being targeted.

Phoenix made a box set free for a few days back in September, advertising on Freebooksy, KND/BookGorilla, and Digital Book World – all legitimate sites – and there was no other promotion involved with this title. No BookBub CPM ads, no Facebook campaign, no tweets, no newsletter swaps, no mailing lists.

On the third day of her free run, Phoenix’s box set was rank-stripped by Amazon, a punishment normally reserved for those who have used clickfarms or bots…

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Amy J Hamilton introduces Radish Fiction

Amy J Hamilton introduces Radish Fiction. Radish what now? I’d never heard of it before either. What, you have? Well, go and read my books then. For the rest of you, here's the background. Radish Fiction is a free app containing serialised fiction in bite-sized chunks or episodes. (Like radishes, get it? Bite-sized.) It’s aimed at... Continue Reading →

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