Free Online Conference This Week Offers Top Tips for Indie Authors


A quick and easy tip to start your book marketing week: if you’ve not yet heard about IndieReCon, the free online conference run for authors, by authors, head over to its website now to register: This week, from Wednesday … Continue reading

Enter a Great Writing Competition! (Deadline 11 March)

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Winning or being placed in a writing competition is a great way to add credibility to your author CV, and I’m delighted to share with you the opportunity to enter a well-established and ethical writing competition which not only rewards authors but also raises money for a very good cause: Words for the Wounded.

I met one of its founders, Margaret Graham, herself a published author, at the Chorleywood¬†Literature Festival last year, and she’s here today to tell us all about it.

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How to Sell Print Books via High Street Bookshops

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Many self-published authors bypass the print route altogether, preferring to issue their books only as ebooks, which is quicker, cheaper and less technically demanding. However, it’s received wisdom that even if the ebook market is your primary goal, you’ll also … Continue reading

Great New Writing Competition for Self-Published Authors


Winning competitions can be a great way to raise your profile as an author. The actual prize is not as important as the licence to ever after describe yourself as an award-winning or shortlisted author. But – and there is … Continue reading