THE END, two words that carry a large emotional load for a writer. For some writers, typing THE END, whether literally or figuratively, brings an enormous sense of relief because they have finally finished working on a project that might well have been a struggle, while for others there is a tremendous sense of loss... Continue Reading →
As someone who suffers from stress, anxiety and depression I have always found it easy in the past to turn the smallest of molehills in the largest of mountains. No matter what happened I was likely to view a problem as the worst thing to ever happen to me, with the all too real possibility... Continue Reading →
A fabulous opportunity to get your hands on some free books, a couple of my own are included so you should really enter for a chance to get your hands on them.
Unfortunately that headline is not a title of an upcoming book in my Inspector Stone Mysteries series, it's something that happened to me at the beginning of the week. Since the first half of the year I have been published through the distribution platform Pronoun, which is owned by MacMillan. I've enjoyed my time with... Continue Reading →
Worrying events in the world of Amazon publishing, I hope something gets done about it soon.
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. 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 →
Hello and welcome to Bookworms Discover, a new and unique indie book promotion site that will officially launch in January of 2018. What makes us unique? Well for starters, Bookworms discover will only feature free books by up and coming indie authors who might not be on your radar yet, and we’ll only feature up... Continue Reading →
Today I did something I don't do normally, I spent some time playing with graphics. There's a reason I don't do this, I'm not very visually creative - I can handle the technical side of the job, but I can't visualise what I want to create and I struggle a great deal with finding the... Continue Reading →