Author Archives: David Gaughran

About David Gaughran

David lives in Dublin, where it rains every day and conversation is a sport. He writes historical adventures and has helped thousands of authors to self-publish through his workshops, books, and this here blog.

Moving Blog House – Update Your Subscription!

Just a quick note to say that I’ve launched a fancy new website at which is going to house this here blog. In fact, all existing posts (and comments!) have already been successfully ported across so all that remains … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Superfan Factory

It’s almost exactly a year since I gave a talk at a conference in Austin which introduced a concept I call “The Reader Journey” – which is a bookish version of a new marketing paradigm that is helping companies understand … Continue reading

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PSA: ReviewMeta Is Not Accurate

There’s an article doing the rounds at the moment from the Washington Post suggesting that the Amazon is undergoing some kind of fake review crisis. There are problems with Amazon reviews, of course, but this article is based on some … Continue reading

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Giving A Voice To Indies

A new organization is being formed which is aiming to give a voice to indies – the Indie Author Support Network. The idea was proposed by indie author Marie Force, and it’s still at the very earliest stages, but what … Continue reading

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How To Make Killer Promo Graphics In Canva

One area where the bar has been raised over the last few years is that of branding. The savviest authors know that branding doesn’t just make you look more professional – although that is important too – but also something … Continue reading

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Please Help An Author Fight This Crazy Court Case

Christina Garner needs our help. She has been fighting a court case over the last year and is running an appeal for donations so that she can continue the fight. If you haven’t been following this case, it is against … Continue reading

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Pre-order Strangers To Superfans Now

You can now order your copy of Strangers to Superfans: A Marketing Guide to the Readers’ Journey. I know many of you have been waiting for this one so I’ll just give you the links: AMAZON | AMAZON UK | … Continue reading

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