Further adventures in writing a novel. Part 3 of the Lockdown Series – Pricing, and KDP Select.

Hello again, I hope you're all staying safe and finding this series helpful as you go about crafting that perfect debut novel. If you haven't read the previous two posts you can find part 1 HERE and part 2 HERE. Read them first, then come back here, go on. I'll just make myself a sandwich... Continue Reading →

Author Questions Answered – Should I write a novella?

  If you like. Tune in next time for more stunning insights from me! No, I'm kidding. Let's look at this in a little more depth, as I have (genuinely) been asked about this more than once recently. I've written a few shorter tales now, including novellas, a novelette and some short stories so I'd... Continue Reading →

Author? Launching a new novel? Here’s some tips that might help you hit number 1!

This article came to be when I was asked by the Historical Novel Society to write something outlining how I went about launching my latest novel, The Druid. Some of the tips will not be relevant to you, and that's fine - these are just things that I tried with this particular book and it seemed... Continue Reading →

Amazon Academy KDP Author event SECC 2018 and my day on the panel

Today was great! It was the Amazon Academy event in Glasgow's SECC and I was invited along by them to speak on the panel of "experts" in the Kindle Direct Publishing room. I turned up to see the head of KDP, Darren Hardy, telling people how to use their tools to publish, with my books... Continue Reading →

Come see me at Amazon Academy Glasgow this month.

That's right, I'll be on the Kindle Direct Publishing panel at the Amazon Academy event in Glasgow SECC on April 17th, offering publishing advice and hilarious - or at least mildly amusing - anecdotes. This will be my third time on a KDP panel and it's always great fun (read all about my week at... Continue Reading →

Amazon Academy KDP event, EICC

I was invited along to be part of Amazon's Academy event in the Edinburgh International Conference Centre last Tuesday, 23rd May. This was mainly for small businesses but there was also a section dedicated to Kindle Direct Publishing, chaired by the head of KDP UK, Darren Hardy. I was on two of the panels during... Continue Reading →

Wolf’s Head hits the Kindle TOP 20!

Very proud to say Wolf's Head  managed to break into the overall Kindle Bestsellers Top 20 list last week, as well as going back to the top of the "War" chart. The only thing keeping it from reaching number 1 in the "HIstory" chart was Twelve Years A Slave. Before I published the book another writer told... Continue Reading →

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