Self Publishing

In the dim and distant past I was professionally published. Returning to writing some 3-+ years later I am neutral on the direction my publishing should take. Over the past few years I have been helping a good friend of mine to self-publish her books, and some of the lessons learned from that process will be documented here. The intention is to give any writer a toolkit they can use to help them self-publish, also to warn them of some of the traps out there for the unwary.

The tips and guides you find here will start by helping other authors with the technical aspects of self-publishing, starting from the very simple through to the more complex. However, at each stage my intent it to make the process as straightforward as I possibly can. So if you fancy your hand at publishing your own magnum opus, or even a short story, I hope to be able to guide you through the process.


Self Publishing in Retirement

Self Publishing in Retirement

While I was attending the London Book Fair I got chatting with internet advertising guru Mark Dawson, and he asked ...
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Why Andalusia?

Why Andalusia?

I set the Thomas Berrington Historical Mysteries in southern Spain in the area of Andalusia — al-Andalus to the Moors ...
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London Book Fair

London Book Fair

Between April 10th to the 12th the London Book Fair will be running in Earl’s Court, west London. I have ...
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Hawksbury Upton Literary Festival

Hawksbury Upton Literary Festival

For the first time in three years I am actually in the country for the fantastic Hawksbury Upton Literary Festival, ...
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Positively Indie

Positively Indie

My kids will tell you my opinion on self-belief. I admit I might have been a little too successful teaching ...
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A writer’s year (2013)

Earlier today I watched Joanna Penn on Sky News talking about making a change in your career, and she said ...
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Chipping Norton - who'd have thought it!

Chipping Norton – who’d have thought it!

I’m recently back from a fantastic weekend at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival. I know, I know… so if you ...
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