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#67 Preparing for the World Cup

It’s that time in the four year cycle where hopes begin unreasonably to rise based on performances in meaningless friendlies. Hopes that will ultimately dashed by the injustice of penalties or ridiculous offside decisions. With three round one games per … Continue reading

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#66 Swimming at SESC

I have been thinking it’s about time to add number 12 to the list of the┬áTop ten best things about living in Sao Paulo. Number 12 is SESC, a network of leisure and cultural centres funded by the private sector. … Continue reading

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#56 The day before the launch

As it is the day before the launch I have already prepared images, like the one above to go on my Facebook page. All the advertising on Facebook and Amazon is set up and ready to go. Book promotions have … Continue reading

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#53 Preparing for a book launch

Having given people the opportunity to choose the name of my next novel I have given them the opportunity to choose the cover and the blurb as well. I’m now building up a list of people who would like to … Continue reading

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#47 Checking how many books I haven’t sold.

The daily visits to kdp, createspace and draft2digital continue to see how many books I have, or haven’t sold. ┬áThen I usually have a look at how my Amazon ads are doing. Facebook decided to reinstate my ad account with … Continue reading

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#46 Checking how many books I’ve sold

Once the book is released it is too tempting to keep going back to look to see how many I have sold. To do this I need to go to three web sites. KINDLE direct Publishing for the Kindle versions … Continue reading

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#45 Preparing a book for launch

I’m now about 5,000 words behind schedule on the word count for my fourth novel because I have been a bit consumed with preparing the launch of the first. The first thing I did was load the manuscript up to … Continue reading

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