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What We Saw – Ebook and Paperback Now Available!

I'm delighted to announce that What We Saw, my debut novel, is now available over at Amazon in eBook and paperback forms, a few days earlier than planned. Full purchase details are below. Also, find out how you can win a $25/£20 Amazon gift … [Read more]

Twitter for Authors: Is It Necessary? And, What We Saw Update

Firstly, I'd just like to put it out there that 'necessary' is the one word I struggle with most in the English language. I just can't get my head around the little bugger, no matter how much I've tried, so I think I deserve something of an applause … [Read more]

Simon and Schuster: Vanity Publishing Disguised as Self-Publishing

Note: Updated What We Saw launch details at the bottom, if publishing talk ain't your thing. Even if you are only a passing follower in publishing trends, you'll have seen the latest major piece of news: Simon & Schuster have opened a … [Read more]

Ebook Pricing: The Bloody Big Dilemma

NOTE: Some interesting debates developing in the comments section. Please let your opinion be heard! In my five months of blogging and scouring other writing blogs, I've seen a lot of talk surrounding the topic of eBook pricing. It seems to be … [Read more]

What We Saw Proof Copies: Proudest Moment of My Life…

This blog post might be short. Then again, it might waffle on. I'm not so sure yet, because I'm writing it as my hands still shake with excitement and an overwhelming sense of pride after receiving the physical proof copies of What We Saw. I'll … [Read more]

KDP Select Free Promo: The Secret to Hitting the Top 100

I just re-enrolled Something in the Cellar for another three-month period of Amazon's KDP Select programme. For those of you who don't know, KDP Select is Amazon's exclusivity deal for authors. Basically, you pledge not to sell your digital book … [Read more]

The Walking Dead Season 3: Why it’s the Best Show on TV

SPOILER ALERT: This blog post may contain spoilers up to Episode 5 of The Walking Dead Season 3. If you haven’t yet watched to this point, here’s your warning. I’ll confess something, right up -- I wasn’t actually that fond of Season One of AMC’s … [Read more]

Should Writers Blog About Writing?

I've seen lots of opposition to the idea that writers should blog about writing since I started blogging about writing back in June. The main argument against is that everything that can be written about writing already has been written, and by … [Read more]

Write for Pleasure, Not for the Pennies

It's something of a cliché that writers don't make any money. Of course, it is a myth, because plenty of writers out there are rolling in their millions, guaranteed a new bestseller regardless of the quality or standard of the prose. Then again, … [Read more]

Amazon Removing Reviews: Why it’s Bad for Indie Authors

Notice your Amazon page looking a little... well, barer than usual? After a number of controversies surrounding sock puppet book reviews in 2012, Amazon have decided to go nuclear and remove thousands of book reviews from their website. We're … [Read more]