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Written on Apr, 11, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

To herald the reveal of my new website (do you like it?) I thought I'd bring back my favourite posts for readers from the past few years. Grab a beverage of your choice and browse. The last one is just for fun, so don't miss it. Readers: What authors really want from you So you want to be an author… …

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Written on Nov, 26, 2014 by in | 4 Comments.

Readers, what do authors want from you? Ha, that’s an open-ended question isn’t it? I bet you answered “to buy all your books.” Yes, that’s true. Most of us desire to make a living from our writing, not so much to be stinking rich but enough that we can make writing our full-time career. That’s a win for readers too, since we …

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Written on Oct, 23, 2013 by in , , | 16 Comments.

Let’s talk about book reviews. Do you review books? Many people don’t. Some folks have grown up in a culture where professional critics review books or movies, usually in newspapers and magazines. It’s easy to forget that social media gives us all the power to influence others by writing a review. Other people just don’t feel comfortable writing a review …

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Written on Aug, 11, 2012 by in , | 7 Comments.

This post concerns the amateur reviewing of books, e.g. on Amazon or Goodreads, as opposed to professional reviewing for magazines, publishing trade papers or for publishers themselves. I’ve been an avid reviewer my whole life, and in fact did use to review for several magazines in the UK. I haven’t done that for a couple of decades, but still publish …

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