How I Sold 80,000 Books by Alinka Rutkowska

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18th August 2021. As an independent author who’s still learning, I’m always interested in anything that can give me a better understanding and new ideas to improve marketing what I do. This book has them in abundance. With an easy,

The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn

The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn

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13th July 2021. This is a useful guide for writers about the challenges and issues you’ll face in your career. For each issue, the author gives practical guidance, often based on her own experience, on how to deal with the

Mastering Your Mystery by Cheryl Bradshaw

Mastering Your Mystery by Cheryl Bradshaw

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1st July 2021. This excellent guide to mystery writing is divided into two parts. The first offers advice on all aspects of how to write a murder mystery, including plotting, characterisation, cliff hangers, victims, villains, red herrings and much more.

Platform Mastery by Nick Thacker

Platform Mastery by Nick Thacker

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22nd June 2021. This is a well-written and clearly explained guide to help authors build a solid platform. While a website remains the core of this platform, it’s only the start of the marketing authors need to carry out to

Talking to Boomers on Books

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25th April 2021. My thanks to Vince Stevenson for a fascinating interview about the creation of No Accident and what goes on in the mind of a crime writer. Check out the interview below.

Networking for Writers by Lizzie Chantree

Networking for Writers by Lizzie Chantree

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23rd February 2021. While there are plenty of books out there that deal with all aspects of marketing a book and using social media as a writer, it’s great to find one that talks to me in my language. I’m

Crime Scene - No sex please

No Sex Please We’re Crime Writers

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19th February 2021. Have you ever wondered why there’s so little sex in crime fiction? Maybe there is and I’m reading the wrong books. Maybe sex and murder are not good bedfellows. Some categories of crime fiction, such as cosy

Let's Get Digital

Let’s Get Digital by David Gaughran

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18th August 2020.    5 stars. This is an excellent introduction and guide to independent publishing that’s perfect for a novice or seasoned indie author. It’s filled with practical tips and no-nonsense guidance that takes you to the heart of all

Become a Successful Indie Author by Craig Martelle

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16th July 2020. 4 stars. As the title suggests, this book is aimed at independent authors. It’s a positive, encouraging book that shows you what it’s possible to achieve with hard work, marketable ideas and an insight into the world