Category Archives: Indie Publishing

The indie author dilemma: ‘What do you do with all those books?’

The rhetorical question was posed by a woman who attended my recent author talk at a council library. I was there spruiking about ‘the story behind the story’ of my latest release, The Scarlet Key, a crime mystery about death … Continue reading

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Indie Publishing #3: The joys of print-on-demand (POD)

One of the most difficult things I did in this foray into indie publishing was to set up for print-on-demand. First things first, what is print-on-demand? The quick answer is: exactly what it says. You want a book. You order … Continue reading

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Indie Publishing #2: The unintentional paperback

In my last post I extolled the virtues of indie publishing, based on my experience of launching a short story as an ebook. My second ebook (full-length novel, Baby Farm) was equally easy to manage, thanks to the wonderful tools supplied … Continue reading

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From writer to publisher the ‘indie’ route

Well, it’s now six weeks since I took the plunge and indie published my short story Mowbray Brothers. A dinky little report on Smashwords shows daily ‘sales’, even though the story is out there for free. There’s a pie-chart that … Continue reading

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Getting Smashed

Before starting, I should make it clear this isn’t about getting drunk. Though some days getting drunk would be infinitely more enjoyable than being locked away with a computer and an annoying cursor that constantly winks. This is about taking … Continue reading

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