Category Archives: selling your book

Genre novels – what are they and how long are they?

Publishers and agents like to categorise novels into genre. Partly so they know which shelf to put your book on at the library/bookshop. Genre refers to the type of story you’re writing. Here are some of the most popular genres … Continue reading


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Selling Your Book – Five things you should do on Twitter – and Five things you definitely shouldn’t!

Yesterday I had a lovely day teaching How to Sell Your Book with several ladies from around the countryside. Thank you, ladies, you know who you are. Here’s what we talked about as regards Twitter. Twitter is deceptively simple to … Continue reading


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Getting More Reviews on Amazon

In an ideal world, everyone who reads your book and loves it will leave you a review on Amazon. In reality, as we all know, this doesn’t happen. Don’t count on book sales leading to reviews. One estimate I saw … Continue reading


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Wednesday Writing Spot – Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

Don’t judge a book by its cover.  Hmm, this may apply to people but it definitely doesn’t apply to actual books. That’s exactly what we do.   Covers are everything. Having a good cover can mean the difference between selling … Continue reading


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Book Launch Pictures

Just in case you missed my book launch for my novel, Ice and a Slice, I thought I would post some pictures.  Oh and let you know how the day went. It was fabulous. The launch was at The Red Lion, … Continue reading


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Media Tart

Writers just write books, don’t they? Nope – not these days. Writing them is just the beginning. Then we have to blog, facebook, tweet, go on the radio, get interviewed by journalists and write features about them too. And if … Continue reading


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Social Media to promote your books – does it work?

Write a blog, set up a Facebook page, get a website, Join Twitter, Join Linked-In, and all the other social media sites out there.  Get a public profile. Get a platform. This is what we are told we must do … Continue reading


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