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

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

Inverting Bad Reviews

YESTERDAY WAS A LANDMARK occasion in my author adventure.

After 71 combined book reviews across Amazon and Goodreads I received my very first 1-star. Yay!

It isn’t all roses and rainbows once your book goes live. There are always critics – some valid, others…well – perhaps a little misguided in their assertions. Nevertheless, the great ‘democracy’ that is Amazon, empowering every member with a vote, ensures your voice will be heard. That is, of course, a good thing. Read more

6 Months In: How Many Books Have I Sold?

My debut novel Pathfinders has been available to buy since March 1st 2016. A book that was a decade in the making, it was quickly followed by a second novel, Sigil and a short story, Spectrum.

In recent weeks I’ve had a number of comments from aspiring authors who are working on their own stories. In the interest of transparency and managing expectations, I wanted to declare my own stats – six months into my own journey as a self-published author. Read more