Author Archives: David Gaughran

About David Gaughran

David is Irish and 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.

Amazon Has A Fake Book Problem

Fake books – powered by clickfarms – are gatecrashing Amazon’s charts. And despite being aware of the issue for well over a year, Amazon has failed to resolve it. If you look at the Kindle Store Best Seller charts right now, and … Continue reading

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Who’s Pointing At You?

The Also Boughts on your page are an important indication of what readers are buying along with your books. But those particular Also Boughts are only part of the story. What’s really important is which books are pointing back at … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Buy My Book

I’m just back from The Smarter Artist Summit in Austin, Texas. I won’t try and capture the magic of the event – Kobo Mark does an excellent job – but I would like to talk about the big takeaway: the … Continue reading

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This Free Tool Could Slightly Change Your Life

You know I’m not one for hyperbole, but this free tool could slightly change your life. I also have news on a sale, a freebie giveaway, then something bearing a passing resemblance to a competition, as well as an interview, … Continue reading

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This Is The Modern Publishing Business

Scammers used to operate at the edges of the publishing business, but have wormed their way into its heart. And the entire industry is in denial. An unintentionally revealing aspect of the tiresome Amazon-Hachette dispute was a series of statements … Continue reading

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Book Launch: LIBERTY BOY

New release time! LIBERTY BOY is available now for $3.99 from Amazon US | UK | CA (and all the rest too). It’s the first book in a new series, and the first I’ve set in my home country of … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Digital Is Free. Maybe Forever?

I first published Let’s Get Digital in July 2011, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and then released a (much) revamped and updated version in September 2014. Combined, both editions have sold well over 25,000 copies at this point, which … Continue reading

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