The Short Story Bonanza

A QUICK POST to alert my blog subscribers to a giveaway currently taking place courtesy of the guys at Instafreebie and hosted on my site (Yay!).

I’ve had an outrageous glut of traffic since the beginning of this giveaway; readers who have already visited the page and grabbed a short story of their choosing. Read more

Kindles, Cats and Cold Showers

CHRISTMAS HAS COME AND GONE. A period in the Reid household where the magical fifth gear of gluttony is activated, powering through chocolate selection boxes, chomping down Ferrero Rocher‘s and guzzling bottles of Shloer.

Returning to something like normality again, I figured it was time for a fresh post – an update of sorts. Read more

Competition Time: Brand-Spanking New Kindle eReader

Many moons ago, on a newsletter far far away, I promised a couple of Kindle eReaders to two of my followers.

I’ve decided to run two competitions – the first of which will be through Facebook, taking place……NOW!

The prize? The new Amazon Kindle eReader (in either black or white). After some thought I’ve decided to open this prize up to all countries. ‘Tis the season to be jolly. Read more

Unleashing Your Inner Author – A Short Story Promotion

Are you an author who wants more followers/subscribers/page likes?
Do you enjoy writing in your spare time and would like to share one of your stories with a wider audience?
Perhaps you’re already a published author who would like to capture a new market audience online but don’t know where to begin.

OK, enough of the hypotheticals Aidan. Read more

A Gluttonous Feast of Free Books

As a relative newcomer to Instafreebie, I recently stumbled upon a facebook group where genre-specific authors batched their books together to run promotions.

Sounded like such a good idea that I decided to join the Science Fiction and Fantasy campaign, organised by Dean F. Wilson which is running from the 14th-20th of November. Read more

Judging a book by its cover

BOOK NERD THAT I AM, I often overlooked the dusty old covers of the titles stuffing up our attic.

Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Dickens… classic authors whose books deserved better than a surface level skim or cursory glance. Timeless tomes that had survived not only the passage of time, but the mould and decay of our small attic space. Read more

Instafreebie…ermm…freebie, plus another Giveaway

My inactivity on the blog can only mean one thing. I’ve slotted back into the corporate world.

Not such a bad thing to be honest. No one said this writing lark would pay the bills anyway. While adjusting to early rises and having less time to paint the page with the voices in my head, I’m going to be investing more time giving away my books for free.

Because, I really don’t need the money!  🙂 Read more