Monthly Archives: August 2011

Guest Post By Mark Williams: Urban Writing Myths and the New Renaissance

Mark Williams has been all over the bestseller lists, but you may not recognize his name. That’s because he is one half of a writing duo called Saffina Desforges. Their debut novel Sugar & Spice was a smash hit in the UK, … Continue reading

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I’m Leaving You

There is no other way to tell you this, and I wish it could be otherwise, but, I’m leaving you. It’s not you, it’s me. I need a break. Fear not! I’m only going on holidays, and in two short … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Chapter 2 of A Storm Hits Valparaíso

Last week, I gave you a preview of Chapter 1 of my forthcoming South American historical adventure A Storm Hits Valparaíso where you met Catalina, a feisty tavern-keeper’s daughter in the Chilean port-town of Valparaíso. In Chapter 2, the action … Continue reading

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Bob Mayer On Traditional Publishing, The Future, And Selling Direct To Readers

Bob Mayer has been on the New York Times Bestseller list twice. His Atlantis series alone sold over a million copies for his publisher. But now he has the rights back and is self-publishing everything, making more than he ever did before. … Continue reading

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Marketing Children’s Books – Advice Needed

A friend of mine – Silvina De Vita – has self-published her first book Emilio – A Picture Book For Children. She both wrote and illustrated it, and it just went live yesterday. Silvina is very new to the world … Continue reading

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John Locke Signs Print Distribution Deal With Simon & Schuster

John Locke – the first self-publisher to join the Kindle Million Club – has signed a print distribution deal with Simon & Schuster. Naturally, there has been some hysterical reaction either painting John Locke a “sell out”, or declaring that this deal … Continue reading

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A Sneak Preview: Chapter 1 of A Storm Hits Valparaíso

I want to give you a sneak preview of my upcoming novel, which has the working title of A Storm Hits Valparaíso. I’m currently on the final pass, but it’s quite convoluted and could take a month or two before it … Continue reading

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