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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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Words, precious words

With a new novel out recently, I’ve been attending lots of writerly events to promote my work and hopefully sell enough books to cover costs. This is what I love about the writing journey. This is when you meet all … Continue reading

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Five Qs for author Nene Davies

My guest author today is the vivacious Nene Davies, author of the ‘Distance’ series. Besides writing novels, she is an avid blogger and Facebook contributor. Her blog, which focuses on interviews of people in the writing and creative space, has the intriguing name … Continue reading

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Indie authors: Five low-cost ways to sell your book

Your precious cargo has been delivered. From your living room wafts a delightful fragrance. Paper and fresh ink and clean cardboard. The anguish of waiting is over. Your books have arrived. YOUR books! All neat and tucked-in with bubble-wrap. The … 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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