Book advances. The word gets thrown around a lot in the publishing world. As a new author or a seasoned one, you have most likely heard fellow authors discuss their advance from they’re publisher. Some publishers offer advances to their authors, some do not. These can range from $30 – $20,000 depending on the authorContinue reading “What are book advances?”
We all started writing one day – whether it was a hobby or to vent some frustrations. I started my writing career young. The earliest memory I have is penning a story about a fairy. It was about 4 sentences long but that’s where my love for the written word birthed. At school, I usedContinue reading “The start of my writing career”
2014 was a pretty eventful year for me – I had 2 book releases (Earthwalker and To lean on falling Men) and a promise for a third. What I mean by that is I had finally finished my first ever dystopian which had taken 6 months to write and edited it profusely for a fewContinue reading “2014 – The Year That Was”
Christmas isn’t far along and its usually the time when many companies begin the ritual of shutting down for the holidays. What about book publishers? From my personal experience, I’ve witnessed publishers shut down a week or so before Xmas and don’t open again until late January. It’s a frustrating time for an author becauseContinue reading “Christmas Submissions”
Just a quick post to announce I’ve hit 100 followers! I never thought I’ll reach even 10. Thank you all for your follows and for the support. I appreciate it. Let’s aim for another 100!
I’ve been writing for a very long time, but only recently been introduced to beta readers. When I wrote my first big historical fiction, Darkness before Dawn, I had no idea how much work was needed before publication. I submitted it to an online forum and it got pretty good feedback. This feedback helped improveContinue reading “Why I use Beta Readers”
My crime novel To Lean On Falling Men is on sale for 7th to 13th November. Get it for 99c! Click here to take a look.
Hi everyone, its been ages since my last post. Life has been hectic and I’ve had little time to catch up on this blog. The only news I can report on is I’ve finally finished writing my current WIP, a historical fiction based during the Blitz. It was a project I started working on backContinue reading “Update October 2014”
I came across this great infographic from Author Marketing Club about how and why readers buy books. I was surprised by the data. Are you upset you haven’t reached ‘best seller’ status yet? Don’t worry. According to this data, 72% of readers aren’t swayed to buy if you have ‘best seller’ on the cover. Phew! Worried you’reContinue reading “How and Why People Buy Books”
Every author knows promoting your book is like fishing in a huge ocean. The market is saturated and makes it difficult to find your market and most of all, readers. For those authors who want to become the next E. L James or Stephen King overnight, think again. It takes years of hard work andContinue reading “Promoting your book”