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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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Why you need an editor

We all have our blind spots.  I, for example, always confuse independant and independent, or effect and affect.  No one is infallible. On a rainy day I might go through this blog  so I can remove these errors (and more). If I had an editor … 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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What does ‘indie’ mean to you?

When your hear the words ‘indie publishing’ what comes to mind? Self-publishing?  Vanity press?  Independent publishers?    Not sure? I guess you could ask Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indie or trawl through some of the forums (such as Amazon or Goodreads).  It seems that currently people’s perception of indie … Continue reading

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Peer review and indie publishing?

Anyone familiar with the science publications will understand what I mean by peer review; the combined process of editing, reviewing and managing content. What relevance does this have to indie publishing? If you do not have a publishing company working … Continue reading

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When the credibility of book reviews comes into question: Part 2

In the rush to get the website finished I’ve been a little absent here, but hopefully that will calm down over christmas. That said, it’s just a short one here today. In Part 1 of this post I touched on the … Continue reading

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When the credibility of book reviews comes into question: Part 1

Not all negative reviews are a bad thing… Pick a book and look it up on goodreads.com.  It can be one you liked, despised or were indifferent about, just make sure it has 100 ratings or more.  Now go to … Continue reading

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