I was beginning to run low on bookmarks for my stall at the craft fairs. It acts as my business card, and judging by my online sales, it does have some effect. I wouldn’t say they have shot up, but
What sells and what would I not tackle? #IWSG
‘What sells’ reflects on my first year of doing Craft & Gift Fairs through a wonderful South of England company called Mynt Image Ltd. ‘What would I not tackle’ is the IWSG question for today. Kim Lajevardi, Cathrina Constantine, Natalie Aguirre, Olga Godim, Michelle
The Problem of Paperbacks | #IWSG
Paperbacks; aren’t they nice to have? Recent events have made me think more about paperback (softcover) editions, and I thought I’d ask you for your thoughts. Next month I’ll review my first year of selling my paperbacks at Craft Fairs.
The Indie book world is changing
The indie book world is constantly changing. There are many posts out there with a far more knowledgeable view of it than mine, I’m just an ideas person. This post is really to record some ideas I had during and
My Virtual Book Tour, Audiobooks, plus CassaDark launch #IWSG
My virtual book tour finished mid-March, and as with all marketing things, it’s worth taking a look at it to see what I can learn. And I’m also talking about audiobooks, which is the Question of the Month. And… well,
“If you like that, you’ll like this” | #IWSG November 21
“If you like that, you’ll probably like this other book I read.” That seemed to be one of the most enjoyable things about my first book stall which I gave you feedback on last month. I thought I might talk
#IWSG October: update on the book stall + my latest Book Launch!
My latest book–the flash fiction collection Snowflakes and Shivers–comes out tomorrow! Like the collections earlier in the year, it contains short stories that have been here on my blog, this time with a wintry and seasonal theme. But there are
Preparing a Book Stall | September 2021 #IWSG
I’m doing a book stall at a Craft and Gift Fair on September 18th. It’s been several years since I last did one, which was in my (then) Village Hall. So I knew everyone, and a reasonable number of people
#IWSG | Planning the launch of Princelings Revolution
Planning the launch of my next book, audio or ebook: things seem to have changed again. It’s pretty good that I have actually had time to think of such things as marketing. I suppose part of the reason is that,
Fan page or Book page – what should your readers see first?
Fan page or a Book page, which should my websites have? I read an interesting article (thanks to the Story Reading Ape who reblogged it) entitled: How to Create a High-Performing Book Sales Page for Your Launch. It gave me
Rebuilding my Viridian Series follower list
Those of you who signed up to follow the Viridian Series website by newsletter have heard nothing from me for ages, not even about the withdrawal of the Perihelix. That’s because my newsletter system went wrong and lost all my
#IWSG | If in doubt, make a plan
My first Insecure Writers Support Group post of 2016 wraps around my Goodreads Giveaway for the Traveler in Black and White. I was hunting for a place to post the giveaway on the blog, and I thought, well, it’s part
Kindle Free Days – some conclusions
The last days of the free promotion for the Talent Seekers took place last week. I went into them not expecting much. It seemed to me from the very disappointing first three days that either I had a book I
Some interesting book data from Smashwords
Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, is good at looking at trends in the publishing (and epublishing) world. He speaks at important conferences on the subject. He is a champion of indie publishing, and not surprisingly, since Smashwords is founded on
The Wrong Business Model?
I spend a lot of time on Goodreads. It’s a great place to talk about books, keep lists of what you’ve read and liked, review things you’ve read and read other people’s reviews. It also has some nice forums (e.g.