The two Marks and their years of talented guests have been inspirational, motivational, and a bit of a guiding light in the avalanche of writing advice out there. They don’t take themselves too seriously either, which always makes for a good time. I’m so grateful for all their hard work and the huge part they’ve … Continue reading The Bestseller Experiment’s 5th Anniversary
Round two, here we go… I wrote up a bit about my first proof ordering attempt for Duck and Dive in a previous blog post. Since then I’ve adjusted the font sizing, line spacing, spacing around section breaks, page breaks, internal and external margins, and the design of the spine. I made these changes to … Continue reading All the books, all the proofs!
The first ever physical copies of my first ever book 😱 (Note, paperbacks are not yet for sale, but the ebooks definitely are.) Overall, I’m pleased with how they turned out. I’ve got a bunch of little changes I want to make, then I’ll order another round of printed proofs. We’ll see how many rounds … Continue reading Paperback proofs
You thought Duck and Dive was the end of the story? So did I! But after readers said they were looking forward to seeing what happened next, I realised I wanted to find out too. So here we are. This time though, it’s Gabriel’s turn… Buy on Amazon Kindle: UK, US, AU, CA, etc. A … Continue reading Novella: Slip and Slide
When I published my first novella, Duck and Dive, I was very new to formatting and preparing ebooks for publication. I am still far from being an expert, but I have gained a little more confidence in adding other bits and pieces to the book. So, I’ve updated the ebook with a dedication at the … Continue reading Duck and Dive: dedication and acknowledgements
I thought I’d take a stab at sorting out Slip and Slide’s cover design while taking a breather from writing the first draft. I settled early on the colour scheme and the bath theme (which may or may not have relevance to the story, no spoilers here!). I’ve kept key elements of the layout consistent … Continue reading Slip and Slide book cover designs
David Gaughran has recently released the fourth edition of Let’s Get Digital: How to Self-Publish, and Why You Should. I devoured the third edition while preparing Duck and Dive for publication, so I can’t wait to see what new material he has in this edition. Let’s Get Digital is packed with practical advice. It gave … Continue reading Let’s Get Digital
It’s been a month since I released my first piece of fiction for sale (UK, US, AU, CA)! Some people even bought it and read it, for which I am so grateful. The release of Duck and Dive involved a huge list of firsts for me: Putting something I’ve written out in public, then actually … Continue reading Duck and Dive: one month later
I did it! My first piece of fiction available for sale (UK, US, AU, CA), to anyone in the world. I’m pretty excited for you to read it. I’ve included the blurb/description, first chapter, and links to buy below – if you’re so inclined. Please let me know what you think! Buy on Amazon Kindle: UK, … Continue reading Novella: Duck and Dive
Emma Newman’s Planetfall and Temi Oh’s Do You Dream of Terra-Two? both consider what happens when a small segment of humanity leaves a dying Earth to explore and establish colonies on distant planets. They contemplate the unique impacts on the human mind of isolation, the abyss of space, and living in close quarters with a … Continue reading Planetfall and Do You Dream of Terra-Two?