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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing

Interview About ALLi On The Self-Publishing Formula Podcast

I had great fun talking all things self-publishing with the lovely James Blatch on the Self-Publishing Formula podcast, which he runs with novelist Mark Dawson. James is just starting out on his writing career, Mark is a phenomenal bestseller and together they make courses that make a real difference to authors’ lives and livelihoods — most famously, so far, their Facebook for Authors course. I was thrilled to be invited onto their podcast, which focusses how authors can make a living telling stories. Like me, James and Mark both know there’s never been a better time to be a writer. And how to make the most…

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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing

ALLi Members Self Publishing Q&A June 2016

Each month Joanna Penn and I host a self-publishing Q&A live on Google Hangout, which is also available afterwards as a YouTube video and iTunes podcast. This month people want to know … How to go about the logistics of selling in different markets Splitting stories into self-contained series Paid-for advertising How to find bloggers for self-marketing purposes If you’re an ALLi member, there’s still time to submit a question: Click here to submit your questions Click this link to join the Ask ALLi Google+ Hangout Event and watch it live Date: 28th June 2016 Global Dates and Times: Time: 12noon PST…

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ALLi Members Self Publishing Q&A May 2016

Each month Joanna Penn and I host a self-publishing Q&A live on Google Hangout, which is also available afterwards as a YouTube video and iTunes podcast. This month people want to know … How to set up a new book on Amazon Marketing advice for latest book Best practice for formatting a book If you’re an ALLi member, there’s still time to submit a question: Click here to submit your questions Click this link to join the Ask ALLi Google+ Hangout Event and watch it live Date: 31st May 2016 Global Dates and Times: Time: 12noon PST (Vancouver) / 3pm…

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What’s Happening in Self-publishing News

Want to know the latest news in self-publishing? Click over to my creative Alliance of Independent Authors partners and friends blog at the ALLi Author Advice Centre and discover what has been making the headlines in our regular Friday ALLi news post. This week’s top story is the  Author Earnings Report for February 2016. But don’t let all those stats and graphs put you off, this is a user-friendly guide packed full of good news, including how self-published e-books now account for almost 45% of sales online in the US. Not bad, is it? And apart from the latest stories, there…

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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing

Talking to the BBC about self-publishing

BBC interview with video journalist Dougal Shaw, together with other fab folk like Michael Tamblyn of Kobo, John Bond of Whitefox and others doing interesting selfpubbie things.

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What’s Happening in Self-publishing News

Creatives can keep up with all that’s happening in the ever-growing self-publishing industry with a quick click over to my partners and friends at ALLi. In our regular self-publishing news post this week, are reports on how digital technology has revolutionized publishing in independent authors’ favour,  and also  the impact growing smartphone take-up globally is changing the way we read. Worth checking out on the informative ALLi Advice Centre blog,  this Friday – and every Friday!

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What’s Happening in Self-publishing this Week

Fellow indie authors ….  Look, listen and learn all that’s happening in self-publishing news by a quick click over to regular posts by my creative colleagues and friends on the Alliance of Independent Authors Advice Centre blog. In this week’s bulletin, there’s a look at the debate on Amazon’s upcoming notifications on e-book errors;  plus new ideas, appointments, services and gaining the best, and genuine,  reviews for your indie books. Well worth a read at ALLi this Friday, and every Friday.

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Preorder Now: My Next Two Books Coming February 2016

I’ve been doing little less blogging at the moment than usual as I work on my crazy creative challenge for 2016, to put out eleven books, a mixture of fiction and nonfiction, in one year. I didn’t quite make the deadline of January for the first book  as it won’t appear in January but it is now edited and en route to the formatter and all going to plan, it will release on 10th February. But that’s okay because the next one, my Yeats/Gonne novel, is a little ahead of schedule and will be out on February 14th, Valentines’ Day. It’s off to the…

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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing

Crazy Creative Challenge: One Year, 11 Books

I’ve so many books close to being finished that need me to push them through and over the line. Truth is, I’ve been struggling with the finishing phase of the writing process and driving myself a little nuts. So I’m deciding to get proactive instead of passive nutty, and set myself a crazy creative challenge for 2016. Okay, deep breath… ready…. To publish a book a month for the next eleven months Now to be clear, I’m not completely nuts. And these are not thrown off in three weeks and hardly long enough to be called an article never mind a book…

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Triskele Collective Launches Four New Titles

Lovely launch by the Triskele Author collective today. Gilly launched False Lights; Jane launched The Better of Two Men; (JD Smith is also, of course, AKA Jane Dixon Smith, the cover designer for the Go Creative! series and my Yeats Trilogy.) Jill launched Human Rites Liza launched Blood Rose Angel. And Cat did the honours as MC, interviewing the authors. There was delicious fizz and food and a lovely time was had by all. Thanks so much, Triskeles, that’s my week’s reading sorted!     website:www.triskelebooks.co.uk    

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