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September break

I’ll be away for two weeks and likely unable to post or respond to emails – apologies in advance and see you on the other side… Advertisements

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Pros and cons of going indie

The ups and downs of indie publishing…  From creative control to the ‘big marketing problem’  What motivates/de-motivates our indie authors?   Eric Diehl 🙂 “the immediacy of the process” “the increased level of control” “pricing. Not only do I garner … Continue reading

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Would you take a book deal?

Why go indie? After the independence of the indie route if you were offered the chance to go ‘trad’ would you take it?   Eric Diehl I would certainly consider it, depending on the terms, if for no other reason … Continue reading

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12 Precious Anecdotes of Life, by Payal Roy

Rating: 2.5 stars Genre: Inspirational fiction A set of short stories shared by ‘the lead fictitious protagonist Anita Maher’ and designed to either inspire you, or change your outlook on life.  The common theme here is to appreciate life and … Continue reading

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Speed Dating with the Dead, by Scott Nicholson

“When Digger Wilson brings his paranormal team Spirit Seekers International to the White Horse Inn, he is skeptical that his dead wife will keep her half of the bargain. He doesn’t believe in ghosts, and just before she died, she … Continue reading

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Why go indie?

From acting on a whim to addressing the problem of this artificial bottleneck that agents and publishers seem to have been perpetuating (and who also seem happy to send out cursory and generic rebuttals).  Did you think everyone had a … Continue reading

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Dragon Gem, by Brian Beam

“Korin has a problem.  He’s foolishly signed himself into a magical contract to find a stolen gem and just when he has it in his clutches its carted off by a mysterious stranger. So, he has just under 2 weeks … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of…?

I’ve talked before about the effect that both positive and negative bias can have on reviews and given a certain indie book has received a lot of attention  of late (in the UK press at least) I’ve decided to return … Continue reading

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Broken City, by D.D. Chant

Deeta has been sheltered all her life… In a world destroyed by a financial crisis gone too far, tribal factions struggle to survive.  For Deeta’s tribe, those ‘unbroken’ tribe members like her are kept within the confines of their tower … Continue reading

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Close the Door, by James Fant

“Mark Morris was a monster bent on revenge.  Armed with hatred, brass knuckles, and a glock pistol, he traveled to his hometown to harm those who harmed him so long ago. But every act of revenge only moved Mark closer … Continue reading

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