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Self-publish and be damned or To 'e' or not to 'e'?

Friday 6 January 2012



These, apart from being misquotes, are issues I and many fellow writers, have been mulling over - a lot, in my case. Not so long ago, self-publishing was looked down upon by publishers, writers and even readers. With the advent of the e-book and sites like Amazon, Smashwords and Lulu, times have changed. Everyone in the industry has had to sit up and take notice and, as more and more authors are achieving healthy sales of both e-books and paperbacks, self-publishing has become a very attractive option. Continue reading

New Year Resolutions - I'll tell you mine if you'll tell me yours.

Saturday 31 December 2011



It's almost over! Another year notched up on the calendar of life. It's often said that time goes faster as we get older - yes, I know that's impossible - but this year does seem to have flown by. Continue reading

How important is the title?

Friday 16 December 2011



Just how important is the title of a book? When Charles Dickens wrote his novella, "A Christmas Carol" the title on his original manuscript was: Continue reading

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Be Mine
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