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Open Blog Weekend: 15 Great and Easy Ways to Promote Your Book Online

Open Blog Weekend

There is one question in the publishing universe that has, and always will linger on author’s minds; how to promote and …

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Open Blog Weekend: Writing a Travel Blog

Open Blog Weekend

Thanks to cheaper airfare and accommodation, more and more people are able to travel these days. This means that many …

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Open Blog Weekend: Book Publishing Process – In The Meantime

Open Blog Weekend

So your manuscript is at the publisher being transformed into your book.  There’s nothing for you to do right? Wrong! …

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Open Blog Weekend: Five Reasons to Not KDP Select

Open Blog Weekend

There is so much controversy over the Kindle Direct Publishing Select program; some authors think that it’s that best thing …

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Open Blog Weekend: Five Top Tips for Highly Creative Covers

Open Blog Weekend

You’ve written your book, edited it to perfection and are now ready to self-publish. YAY! Then the awful truth hits …

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Open Blog Weekend: Thanks for the Memories

Open Blog Weekend

I’m a really lucky guy in a very privileged position. Since 2011 I’ve managed to lie, cheat and steal my …

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Open Blog Weekend: The Power of Story

Open Blog Weekend

As Jim Loehr, the author of The Power of Story: Change Your Story, Change Your Destiny in Work and in …

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Open Blog Weekend: Is your author website working for you?

Open Blog Weekend

Once you have a website as an author, there is a myth that it will just work and pull in …

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Interviews

Interview – Howard Smith author of Diary of a Sinner

Howard Smith

Today we are joined by Howard Smith, author of Diary of a Sinner.   Welcome to the Showcase Lounge, Howard.   Howard …

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Interview – Claire Nana, author of Leverage

Claire Nana

Self-Publisher’s Showcase: Today we are joined by Claire Nana, author of Leverage: The Science of Turning Setbacks into Springboards. Welcome …

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Interview – Steve Dullum, author of The Spiral

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Self-Publisher’s Showcase: Today we are joined by Steve Dullum, author of suspense novel The Spiral. Welcome to the Showcase Lounge, …

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Interview – Nicole E. Woolaston, author of Our Lady of Righteous Rage

Nicole E Woolaston

Self-Publisher’s Showcase: Today we are joined by Nicole Woolaston, author of Our Lady of Righteous Rage. Welcome to the Showcase …

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Interview: D.A. Lascelles, author of Lurking Miscellany

DA Lascelles

Self-Publisher’s Showcase: Today we are joined by D.A. Lascelles, author of Lurking Miscellany. Welcome to the Showcase Lounge, D.A. D.A. …

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Interview: Alicia Wright, author of Blood Price

Alicia Wright

Self-Publisher’s Showcase: Today we are joined by Alicia Wright, author of Blood Price. Welcome to the Showcase Lounge, Alicia. Alicia …

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Interview: Jillian Bullock, author of Here I Stand

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Self-Publisher’s Showcase: Today we are joined by Jillian Bullock, author of Here I Stand. Welcome to the Showcase Lounge, Jillian. …

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Interview: Lacie Grayson, author of Bad Juju

Lacie Grayson

Self-Publisher’s Showcase: Today we are joined by Lacie Grayson, author of Bad Juju. Welcome to the Showcase Lounge, Lacie. Lacie …

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New Releases

Ed Stuteville – Careless Whispers: Muddy Waters Series, Book 1

Careless Whispers

Careless Whispers: Muddy Waters Series, Book 1 (Suspense) Brad Caldwell is a 33-year-old ex-convict who returns home to Etowah when …

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D.E. Morris – Aliens and the Race to Earth

Aliens And The Race To Earth

Aliens and the Race to Earth (Science-Fiction) Continue the adventure from “Aliens in the Gift Shop” A deep space science …

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Ann Swinfen – Betrayal

Betrayal

Betrayal: The Fenland Series 2 (Historical Fiction) In 1648, the coldest year in living memory, Mercy Bennington and her neighbours …

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James Collins – Lonely House

Lonely House

Lonely House (Thriller/Horror) Drover and Pete are two hopeful drifters looking for a better life. Desperate for food, they break …

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Reviews

Review: Steve Conoboy’s Macadamian Pliers

Macadamian Pliers

Macadamian Pliers is an unpleasant man with a hideous plan. He’s just sold a house to Emmet’s Peak’s newest family, …

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Review: Charlotte Hains’ Introducing Charlotte

Introducing Charlotte

When Charlotte bumps into her old friend Anthony she is at her lowest… Shocked by the revelation of her escape …

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Review: Jeff Dawson’s Love’s True Second Chance

LTSC

This is a simple story of boy meets girl. She was 16, he was 17. They were both going out …

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Review: Bill Bolton’s In Search of Piétons: a photo documentary

In Search Of

Photographs of pedestrian crossing signs in France is not my usual book. I am not a photographer and nor am …

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Review: Alison Gray’s Hibiscus Fruit

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On leave from her job in Newcastle upon Tyne, following the death of her lover, DS Abby Foulkes is on …

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Review: Hans M Hirschi’s Willem of the Tafel

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When I first picked up the book, Hans M Hirschi’s Willem of the Tafel, I  realised that I had already …

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Review: D.A. Lascelles’ Lurking Miscellany

Lurking Miscellany

Lurking Miscellany is a collection of short stories by D A Lascelles with a difference. Not many authors let the …

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Review: Jimmy Newell’s A Bronx Boy’s Tale

Bronx Boy

When I was a small child something happened, I don’t know what, television probably, and I became obsessed with the …

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