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#65 Complying with GDPR legislation

In recent weeks, the self-publishing world has been getting itself very excited about the new GDPR regulations due to come into effect tomorrow, May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulations, is tightening up the rules on who … Continue reading

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#64 Recruiting beta readers in hospital waiting rooms

Since my last post I’ve been struggling along with novel number 4 while at the same time rewriting novel number 3 for what I hope could be a July launch. The first step in this process is to get a … Continue reading

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#63 Still trying to get reviews

Reviews are the most powerful tools in my arsenal when it comes to getting attention for my books. Much as I’d like to, I don’t have the financial muscle of a large publisher. I can’t take out take out full … Continue reading

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#62 Trying to get reviews and messing with pricing

One of the things that gets a the Amazon algorithm moving is plenty reviews. Unfortunately with the launch of #jimanddave I didn’t have many reviews and one of those was a one star which destroyed my average. This week I’ve … Continue reading

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#61 Switching to Kindle Unlimited

Now it’s been two weeks since the launch of The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David. The majority of sales, as with Living with Saci, have been through Amazon with some sales through iBooks, Nook, Kobo and Google. A similar … Continue reading

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#60 Getting the first print copies through the post

It’s about a week and a half since the launch and my print copies have already arrived so I take everything back that I said about the Brazilian postal service. It also means that I have five copies to sign … Continue reading

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#59 Posting book extracts to the blog

Here is an excerpt from the first chapter of the book for you: 1971 It is a sunny day in Hull, but this is doing very little to lift the spirits of Ronald.  He is miffed at missing the first … Continue reading

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