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December 29, 2020

Damon Ich Progress

82 people bought Damon Ich when it was free, and 6 glorious people actually paid for it. The trouble with launching a book before Christmas in the middle of a worsening pandemic is that no one has time has time to read a good book, and certainly no time to write a review to let the poor anxious author know what they thought of it. […]

December 21, 2020

Pictures and Criminal Gangs!

A massive step forward has been made in my blogs, and a massive step back too. I can finally use pictures which is the great thing. The bad thing is that I’ve got it into my head that a criminal gang is using my blog comments to send messages to each other. I read too much Sherlock Holmes when I was young and I have […]

December 19, 2020

Damon Ich

Dammon Ick (that’s going to drive me mad. I knew I should have changed the spelling) is now live and available for purchase. I know someone called Damon, and I’m sure I told him it was nothing to do with him – written years before I knew him. I should have put that paragraph in about not being based on real people but I never […]

December 17, 2020

Pre-Launch of Damon Ich

I am brimming over with subdued excitement and meant to add 4 lines to my ‘Things to do before Publishing’ blog (started off as 2.) These are: Wait 6 – 7 days for your first draft paperback. Check first draft hopefully be happy with that. Click publish on Amazon (be told the price they advised you the other day has to be increased.) Wait up […]

December 8, 2020

Memorandum for Publication.

I published my first book five years ago (called Herai and I like it) and I’m trying to publish the second one now (Damon Ich pronounced “Damn on Ick”) – even though it was pretty well written when the first one was published. Why did it take so long, I hear you ask? Illness and a lack of funds are the honest answer. I was […]

October 9, 2020

A Trip Down a Gay Historical Rabbit hole via. Raffles

I’ve got into Raffles via a Radio 4 adaptation, and a further purchase of the full audio books. My first feeling was that this was a slightly problematic but beautiful love story between Raffles and Bunny Manders. Problematic because the love seems mainly on the side of Bunny, an absolute devotion – whereas Raffles seems to provide the risk and pizazz in the relationship with […]

October 2, 2020

Herai Free Fantasy Book

I’ve decided to have a free offer on Herai. It will be FREE on Saturday 3rd October and Sunday 4th October. I’m trying to advertise it as well as possible to ensure that as many people as possible read it. Please get a copy if you have an inclination for a slow but perfectly satisfying read. #freefantasyread #freefantasybook #metaphysicalfantasy

September 25, 2020

A ‘Rubbish’ Writer’s Dilemma

I continue to deny that I am a rubbish writer, in spite of the evidence from the marketplace. I like to think that I am a reasonable writer with chronic marketing skills. I spoke in a previous blog about my hopes for a new Amazon advertising campaign – and my hopes have been dashed. 25 clicks and no sales! Somebody read 19 pages through Kindle […]

September 19, 2020

Ghost Hunting in Debenhams

I start this by saying I love Salisbury. I used to live in a poxy town half an hour away and went to Salisbury a lot, as the nearest centre of civilisation. I can’t believe that international politics has entered and poisoned this beautiful place though I hope it is recovering now. These are memories from 20 years ago so don’t rely upon the accuracy […]

September 6, 2020

New Marketing Skills

After about a month of badgering Amazon to find out why I couldn’t see any details of the advertising campaigns I was trialing I’ve finally got links on my phone to my American campaign and my UK campaign. I can at last see the results of the campaigns – and more importantly that they are not secretly bankrupting me. I’m sure that many of you […]