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Free Your Writing from the Bondage of Marketing

Controversial, against the general opinion posts are really in with me at the moment, right? After last week's post talking about NaNoWriMo and how best to utilise it (as a motivational springboard to write more rather than a once a year excuse to … [Read more]

NaNoWriMo: A Month in the Life of a Professional Writer

So, it's mid-November. Which for many writers means they are battling through the twenty-five thousand word mark of their arduous one-thousand seven-hundred word a day binge. The cloudy summit of the 50,000 word target is growing closer and closer. … [Read more]

Dying Eyes — New Crime/Mystery Novel from Ryan Casey — Now Available!

Remember a few weeks back when I told you I was, like, major busy? Well I'm starting to see the rewards of that really creative period right now. It's my pleasure and delight to announce that Dying Eyes -- my third full-length novel -- is now … [Read more]

New Release: Dead Days — A New Zombie Apocalypse Serial

I'm delighted to be able to confirm a previously top secret project to you that I've been working on for the last few months and weeks. It's called Dead Days, it's a six-part zombie apocalypse serial, and the first episode is now available on Kindle, … [Read more]

Kindle Countdown Deals: The Saving Grace of KDP Select?

Okay, so my blog post title is a little misleading. I've openly expressed my belief that KDP Select is still to this day a perfectly viable option for newer authors looking to make a start in independent publishing. Have I fallen out of love with it … [Read more]

Dying Eyes: Cover Reveal & Book Giveaway for New Crime/Mystery Novel

I'm literally knee-deep in the busiest writing period ever right now, but fortunately, I can just about see the light at the end of the tunnel. If you follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or in the street from a safe distance, you'll be well aware that … [Read more]

Kobo Goes Nuclear on Self-Published Books — But Why?

Yesterday started like any other day for those in the writing and publishing business. Probably with a yawn or two after being up all night, nagged by a spark of creative inspiration. Probably with a cup of tea or coffee in hand, stressing over … [Read more]

Oyster and Scribd: Is a Subscription Model the Future of Reading?

What a real Spotify for books contender would look like, in my eyes, is this: a flat fee of £10 per month to take your unlimited collection of books everywhere — mobile, tablet, etc. Sort the audience attraction out first and the royalties later … [Read more]

Progress Report: Two New Novels, One New Novella, and Zero Burnout!

Hello all! Excuse my blogging silence lately. I could lie and pretend that there's been nothing to talk about, but the truth is, I've been so busy working on new fiction that I've hardly had the time. Thought I'd check in and let you know what I'm … [Read more]

Amazon Kindle Matchbook: What’s All This About, Then?

So, I was just preparing to cook myself a nice gourmet lunch of haricots à la sauce tomate sur pain grillé (beans on toast, innit), when I saw that Amazon have just now launched a new program called Kindle Matchbook. Beans on toast, you're going to … [Read more]