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My experiences in the world of self-publishing.

Dribs and Drabbles – my new free ebook! ?>

Dribs and Drabbles – my new free ebook!

I’ve just published Dribs and Drabbles, a free ebook. It’s a collection of short stories of varying lengths, from twitter fiction (140 characters) to drabbles (100 words) to flash fiction (less than 750 words) to a short story of nearly 2,000 words. The stories include Scrooge, a retelling of the classic A Christmas Carol, completely original tales such as, The City From The Sea, and Red and the Alien Wolf, a rebooted Red Riding Hood. Currently, it’s available on Smashwords, iBooks, Kobo…

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Smashwords Read An Ebook Week ?>

Smashwords Read An Ebook Week

I’m participating in the ninth annual Smashwords Read an Ebook Week promotion, which kicks off on Sunday 5 March and runs to the end of day on 11 March 2017. Each year, tens of thousands of Smashwords authors, publishers and readers participate in this global ebook celebration which offers FREE and deep-discounted ebooks. Both my ebooks, The Little Book of Quirky Christmas Stories and Pride and Prejudice: The Other Way Round will be free during the promotion. I had the choice…

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The Little Book of Quirky Christmas Stories Paperback ?>

The Little Book of Quirky Christmas Stories Paperback

The Little Book of Quirky Christmas Stories paperback is now available! It can be found on Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com (or any of the Amazon stores). Sadly, Createspace doesn’t have as small a size in paperbacks as I would have liked but it still looks pretty good in my opinion. So, now readers have the option of buying it as a Kindle, in epub format on Smashwords or as a paperback on Amazon.  

The Interview ?>

The Interview

The Interview is a short story by yours truly that will shortly (e.g. as soon as Amazon process it) be available as a Kindle book. I originally wrote this story for Volume 2 of Off The KUF – short stories written by authors from the Kindle Users Forum. I have decided to give it a bit of a polish and have it available as a stand alone. Therefore, the version in Off The KUF is not the same as this…

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Self publishing a print book ?>

Self publishing a print book

I’ve recently had the ‘pleasure’ of formatting print versions of The Little Book of Quirky Christmas Stories through Createspace, and the first draft of my fantasy/murder mystery novel Murder and Mittens, through Lulu. If I thought that formatting ebooks was fiddly and time-consuming – print books are much worse! Even though I had  templates supplied from both Lulu and Createspace, it has taken much longer than I thought to get them to an acceptable standard. The bottom line is once again,…

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Finished first draft of Murder and Mittens ?>

Finished first draft of Murder and Mittens

Murder and Mittens is the novel I wrote for Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month). You had to write 50,000 words, which I did by the end of November so I am a Nanowrimo winner. I wanted to finish off the novel by the end of December and decided it would be 65,000 words. Well, I finished it yesterday at 58,000 words, a bit under. Feel very proud of myself for actually completing a novel even if it is a first draft…

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My experience with Draft2Digital and Kobo Writing Life ?>

My experience with Draft2Digital and Kobo Writing Life

I wanted to let people know about my experience with Draft2Digital and Kobo Writing Life. I had a problem. I self published my book, The Little Book of Quirky Christmas Stories, back in 2012 on Amazon initially and then on Smashwords. Smash words distributes to several major ebook retailers. And before too long, I could see my book on iBooks, Smashwords and Barnes and Noble. But not on Kobo. I emailed Kobo and Smashwords. Smashwords directed me to Kobo. Kobo…

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