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#106 Giving books away – I need your help

In the same way that companies launching a new product will offer free samples, I offer free samples and sometimes full copies of my books in the hope that readers will like my books and then go on to buy … Continue reading

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#103 Sitting around while they cut down the Amazon

Photo by Pok Rie on Pexels.com This week, the BBC reported that heavily armed miners had invaded a remote indigenous reserve in the North of Brazil and stabbed one of its leaders to death. The tensions in the Amazon region … Continue reading

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#100 Writing a blog

It seemed apt that the 100th post on my blog should be about writing a blog and what better way to celebrate than by taking a tour of the most popular posts of the last five years. Although we are … Continue reading

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#89 Dealing with the mistakes of a book launch

I try to learn from every book launch. The lessons I learned from my previous book launches was that my books ad advertising had to be much better targeted in terms of keywords. To solve this I purchased KDP Rocket … Continue reading

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#77 Running a launch competition

When the Well Runs Dry has been launched today. It is available now at a special launch price of $2.99 (or equivalent worldwide). You can find the book on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Kobo, Google Play, iBooks, Nook on Barnes and Noble and all major online retailers. If you … Continue reading

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#75 Preparing book three for launch

Preparing my third novel for launch has involved making last minute changes to the manuscript, submitting the novel for book promotion sites, creating ads for Amazon, Facebook and Bookbub. I have created new banners for this website, Twitter and Facebook … 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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