Cover vs Cover: Fight!

Last weekend, during a browsing session in an Oxfam bookshop in Chester, I found an interesting pair of books on opposite shelves, which resulted in me making the following tweet shortly after:

Now I should say at this point that referring to these two novels as “Dan Brown wannabes” is unfair. Shorn of the […]

You Think 2016 Was Bad?

As a writer, I spend a lot of time thinking on plots of novels, and so it’s only natural that when I think about events occurring on our world, I try to imagine how they would develop were they events of fiction rather than reality.

People talk about 2016 as being the year from hell, […]

My Top Ten Writing Haunts

haunt

h??nt/

noun

a place frequented by a specified person.

“the bar was a favourite haunt of artists of the time”

synonyms

hang-out, stamping ground, meeting place, territory, domain, purlieu, resort, den, retreat, favourite spot;

For any author, finding somewhere to write can be of crucial importance, doubly so for authors such as myself for […]

Wild Jester Press’s End of July Sale

To celebrate the coming of summer and the end of school, and also to give the Amazon recommendation algorithms the slight “Hey! Remember me!” kick that they appear to require every now and again, I’m currently running a sale of both Game Night and If Pigs Could Fly though my Wild Jester Press imprint.

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Mugs For Discworld Convention Charity Auction

The last weekend in August will see me at the Discworld Convention in Warwick to sell copies of Game Night and If Pigs Could Fly in the trade hall. I had a really good time at last year’s Irish Discworld Convention, and sold 50+ books, and had an equally good time selling just Game Night […]

My Panel At Mancunicon (Eastercon 2016)

As well as having a stall in the trade hall to sell by books Game Night and If Pigs Could Fly, I am appearing on a panel at Eastercon on the subject of self-publishing.

Hopefully, I’ll have something reasonably sensible and informative to say, on what not to do, if not necessarily on what […]

Dragonmeet 2015

Just a quick post to say that I will be at Dragonmeet 2015 on Saturday 5th December selling my books Game Night and If Pigs Could Fly. Dragonmeet’s a one day, London gaming convention. It’s a great con, that I’d strongly recommend. And if you do come, please drop by my table and say hi.

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To KDP Select, Or Not To KDP Select… That Is The Awful Moral Choice

Below emphases in all quotes, mine:

What is KDP Select?

KDP Select is an optional program for you to reach even more readers and gives you the opportunity to earn more money. If you choose to make a book exclusive to the Kindle Store, which is a requirement during your book’s enrollment in KDP Select, […]

The Road to Publication: Part II

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In my previous post, I described the journey that had led to my decision to self-publish my second novel, If Pigs Could Fly. In this post, I’m going to talk a little about the nuts and bolts details that the process involved, mainly in […]

The Road to Publication: Part I

Tomorrow, Tuesday 6th October 2015, sees the publication of my second novel If Pigs Could Fly (Buy on Amazon UK | Buy on Amazon US), by my own imprint Wild Jester Press. It’s been a long journey and I thought now might be a good moment to share some of what I’ve experienced along that […]