Inspiring an Author .. what you need to know to get you through

Sometime we just need to hear from others who have been where we are now, we need to hear what they have to say and the video below is the perfect fit with my Thursday Throng interviews, because almost every author that takes part who answers the question about advice, says that a writer needs…

Understanding why anyone will want to read your book

Understanding why anyone will want to read your book

This is the latest post in my off-on book marketing plan series and I’m hoping to encourage everyone to take a slightly different look at their book; the reason is that we all need to be realistic in understanding what it is that makes our book different from others that the reader could choose. It…

Please help me to help you get your message and writing to a wider audience

Please help me to help you get your message and writing to a wider audience

I’m going to make a huge assumption and it is that you are hoping your writing will eventually pay off in some way so you aren’t doing it just for the love of writing. I could be wrong but writing for the sake of writing, without any sort of recognition of ‘success’ (whatever that may…

What is the Legal Deposit Scheme and why is it important?

Publishers and distributors in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland have a legal obligation to send one copy of each of their printed publications to the Legal Deposit Office of the British Library within one month of publication. They are also encouraged to send a copy to each of the other Legal Deposit…

The birth of an eBook – one booklets journey from workshop handout to Kindle heaven

I’ve been passionate about many things over the years and they wax and wane according to my mood, my situation, the weather and social climate; but one thing has remained fairly constant and that is my belief in empowering people. If you were to check out my LinkedIn profile, you would see right at the…

Visiting the London Book Fair – a must for all authors at least once in their lifetime

If you are an author and you have never visited the London Book Fair then you have, my friend, never lived at least that is my humble opinion on the matter. The huge, bustling event is proof, if ever any were needed that the thirst for opportunities to learn through some form of ‘book’ whether…