Well, I’m taking part in a book blog tour for the first time. The book in question is Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark. Here’s my review of it: It’s not often I can’t put a book down, but Stay Tuned came into that category. I read it one go. The turkeys were waiting mournfully for… Continue reading Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark – Blog Tour
Gabriel Beyers, pledges to support authors, Stu Noss, Misty Provencher, blovels, Aden Moss, Twitter Fiction, ebook-ed.it
I like websites and blogs with clever names. One of my favourites is a knitter’s blog and it’s entitled Dances With Wools. And Le Franco Phoney, a blog by an Australian expat in France, is pretty cool too. So when I happened across a site called multi-story then I had to have a look. Multi-story.co.uk… Continue reading Witty Sites for Writers
turning blog into book, nofiblok, non fiction book, expat life in France, Smashwords
I mentioned blovels in a previous post. These are novels that are being serialised on people’s blogs. Stu Noss’s was the first I came across, and I’ve since discovered another great one here. Misty Provencher is presenting her blovel Cornerstone on her website a chapter at a time. I love Misty’s attitude. She explains she… Continue reading Blovels, Twitter Fiction and Serialised Novels on Kindle
A new month – time for a new challenge. I want to make it a tough one, so my aim this month is to get 10 books up on Kindle and to have worked on 10 books in my new ebook editing business (nearly-finished website is here). Here’s a glimpse of what the next Kindle… Continue reading September Challenge – More Ebooks and Editing
I’m busily extending my author platform on a daily basis, signing up to forums and groups here, posting about my books there. I came across a free listing opportunity on Author Outbreak, a promising looking indie author website. However, the offer ends on 31st August so you need to get motoring, if it appeals. You’ll… Continue reading Author Outbreak Free Offer – and Guinea Pigs!
OK, so which groups of Tweeps are the most egocentric? First of all, for those of you not hooked on Twitter yet, Tweeps are people on Twitter. Following John Locke’s advice, I’ve set up a Twitter account solely to promote my upcoming book, Something Fishy. It’s a fishing mystery story – honestly, it’s far more… Continue reading Twitter, Tweeps and Big Egos!
I’m learning a lot these days as I prepare to become an ebook author. My latest discover is #samplesunday on Twitter. It’s an indie author thing. Enter #samplesunday as a search term and you’ll find links to samples of writing by people intending to self-publish. I shall be joining in from next week. Two great… Continue reading #samplesunday
Bite Size Edits I happened across Bite-Size Edits today. It’s addictive! You get points for editing little chunks of text which you’re served up randomly, although you can request to get more text from the same author. You can make changes, leave the sentence as it is, and/or attach a note with suggestions. For example,… Continue reading Give Bite-Size Edits a Nibble!