Wednesday 22 August 2012

Christmas is coming early

I'm already in the Christmas spirit (geez, I hope I don't peak too soon!) and here's why... I'm thrilled to introduce you to my upcoming Christmas novella, which will be released on 11th October! What do you think of the cover? 

What if his proposal had an expiration date?

Hannah’s in a bit of a pickle. In twelve days she flies from Hong Kong to the US with Sam, where he’s finally going to meet her parents… and ask to marry her.
Since overcoming a rather rocky patch in their relationship (which was totally his fault), he really is a new man, and they’re completely in love. The problem is, she feels panicky every time she contemplates matrimony. Which is perfectly normal, isn’t it? Isn’t it?! She has no idea but she’s got to find out before he pops the question... because she’s not 100% sure she’s going to say yes. Which will make for a very uncomfortable family holiday. He’s got to ask her before they go. So Operation Proposal begins.

Sunday 19 August 2012

Indie writers and traditionals - please can we call a truce?

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I was interested to read a few blog posts from self-published writers in response to Sue Grafton's comments in a Louisville, KY, online article last week. When I say "interested", I mean spitting mad. These bloggers, with varying levels of foul language and grammatical errors, have attacked Grafton over her comments.

Sunday 5 August 2012

KDP Select and the Compulsion to Hoard

Like many writers, I've put my book into Amazon's KDP Select programme. This lets Amazon Prime members download it for free, and it lets me choose up to 5 days to make the book free worldwide to everyone.
My pen-named book, Little Sacrifices, is in the middle of its last two free days, and I've been thinking about my decision to put it into KDP Select.

I didn't do any marketing or notification beyond letting the big free eBook websites know about the free days. These included Free eBooks Daily, fkbooksandtips.com and The Digital Inkspot.