Tag Archives: self-publishing

Numbers, and £££, and an auction…

Writers work with words. That’s a fact, but numbers play a part too. Not only do we have sales figures and the dreaded Amazon rankings to contend with, we have to think about price and profit and tax returns and … Continue reading

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The Writing Life: Getting paid…

Hybrid writers, they say, have the best of both worlds. I’m not sure that’s true – I think we have the pros but also the cons of both traditional and self-publishing. Take getting paid… I have two traditionally published books. … Continue reading

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Self-publishing – shocks and surprises…

This week saw two very different ‘anniversaries’ in my flat in north-east Switzerland. The first, and arguably the more important, was the 10-week birthday of The Attic Room, my first venture into self-publishing. When I released it I reckoned I’d … Continue reading

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Holidays!

Summer 2015 has been a funny one here in the top right-hand corner of Switzerland. After the rainiest June ever, we had the hottest July for 150 years, and up until yesterday this month has been equally hot – alas, … Continue reading

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Titles and covers and – new book!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the problems of finding names for one’s children and pets. Once in place, however, christian names at least generally last their owners a lifetime, and as fashions come and go it’s often … Continue reading

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