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Be An Author Free Kindle Book Giveaway

Be An Author book coverThis week sees another promotion for my book Be An Author – this time it is a free Kindle download through Amazon. That’s right, for five days only, ending on Saturday 23rd March 2013 at approximately 7am UK time, you can download Be An Author to your Kindle or Kindle for PC to read on your computer, absolutely free.

Here is the first review that the book received on Amazon, posted by the winner of our paperback giveaway on this blog a few weeks ago, Ellis Nelson: (more…)


Be An Author Extract – Process Of Writing – Planning

The last extract from my book Be An Author was about knowing how many words to write, or in other words how long your book needs to be. Here is another extract from the chapter about the Process of Writing – this time we are finding out whether the contributing authors plan the contents of their books before writing.

Did you plan your book, or write it as it came to you? (more…)

Be An Author Interview – Glennyce Eckersley, Author of An Angel at My Shoulder and Take Six Angels

Glennyce Eckersley
For today’s interview I would like to welcome Glennyce Eckersley. Glennyce’s first book, An Angel at My Shoulder, was published in 1996 by Rider books, Random House, and quickly became a best seller in many countries. Several more books have followed over the years, including Angels and Miracles, Angels to Watch Over Us, Saved by the Angels, Teenangel and An Angel to Guide Me. (more…)

Raise Funds for your Book Project

Here’s an interesting idea I thought I would share with you – a way to raise funds for your book project.

My friend Linda has created a project on Kickstarter to raise funds for her next book. Here is a video explaining why publishing the book matters: (more…)

Be An Author Interview – Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, Author of This, That and Sometimes the Other

Today, we are meeting another author who is helping to expand on the contents of Be An Author by sharing their experiences. I’d like to welcome Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Rochelle is a Kansas City, Missouri USA native who was initially trained as a graphic artist. Her short story anthology THIS, THAT AND SOMETIMES THE OTHER, debuted in November of 2011. (more…)

Be An Author Interview – Felicity Warner, author of A Safe Journey Home

Welcome to the first of a new series of posts, based around my latest book Be An Author. These bonus author interviews will offer a peep into the motivations and feelings of a growing number of contributing authors, and expand the range of viewpoints already found in Be An Author. I hope you find them enlightening and enjoyable.

Felicity WarnerThe first author I would like to introduce is Felicity Warner. (more…)

The Book Marketing Industry

I went to buy a book last week, in my local independent bookshop. I asked them if they had any novels by local authors, which seemed to bemuse them slightly. They thought of Tracy Chevalier, who has written about the area – but she is well known, traditionally published and lives in London. I don’t have anything against any of those things, but what I wanted was to support a local author just starting out, or someone who had self-published their novel. (more…)