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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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Interview with an indie author (Emiliana Erriquez)

Emiliana Erriquez, author of Leave Me Alone. If you were trapped on a desert island, and a magical talking stork could bring you one book (not yours) which would it be? I think it would be A Man by Oriana Fallaci … Continue reading

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Interview with an indie author (Jeremy Laszlo)

Jeremy Laszlo, author of The Blood & Brotherhood Saga If you were trapped on a desert island, and a magical talking stork could bring you one book (not yours) which would it be? First off, the stork and I would have … Continue reading

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How indie publishing reminds me of ‘The Wire’

Firstly, if you’ve not had the joy of watching The Wire I’d recommend you give it a try…  There’s a reason why this TV Series ran on HBO for 5 seasons and an on-going theme throughout was the practice of … Continue reading

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Start of a catfight? Amazon vs. Goodreads

Towards the end of January Goodreads made a significant move away from Amazon.  In several of my posts I’ve highlighted how Goodreads is a good source of trusted reviews and a great place for readers to connect.  But now there’s … Continue reading

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When the credibility of book reviews comes into question: Part 3

Why I don’t trust Amazon reviews Any site that allows you to both review and buy/sell a book will be biased. It’s useful to have a network of friends or authors provide reviews for you, but these will always be … Continue reading

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The path to e-book domination

This christmas will bring another wave of e-book readers, which means a larger market audience for e-book publishers.  If you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed Amazon’s recent bid for power: the KDP Select scheme.  I’m not going to repeat … Continue reading

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