Tag: self-publishing

There’s An Indie Publishing Gold Rush, And Guess Who’s Making A Killing?

There’s An Indie Publishing Gold Rush, And Guess Who’s Making A Killing?

It is a little-known fact that the old trope of a piano falling on someone’s head was inspired by every Irish person ever who felt proud of themselves for even five minutes. In this post I deal with misplaced pride, indie publishing scams, bogus bestsellers, my difficult childhood, and why if you want to be original, you should never read anything written by anyone else. Ever.

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What Do Books And Potentially Dead Cats Have In Common?

What Do Books And Potentially Dead Cats Have In Common?

It’s time you stopped blaming that book you wrote or recommended for the fact I didn’t like it. It’s time you started blaming me instead. With a little help from quantum physics, I explain why loving any book is a miracle, why my bad mood became your problem, and why writing a book is like putting an unseen cat in a poisonous box.

Is Amazon Changing How We Write Books, As Well As How We Buy Them?

5 Green Rules For Spring-Cleaning an Overwintered Manuscript

Amazon’s algorithms don’t like the concept of General Fiction. If books are being sold more on the basis of genre than content, is content changing to suit genre fads? I think so. And if you’ve ever read a book which promised something it didn’t deliver, or seemed like two different plots or styles clumsily slapped together, you might think so, too.

Probably The Most Disingenuous Blog Post In The World (With 45% Extra Lies)

It’s the time of year when all those involved in sales choose to ignore lovely loyal customers in favour of their shiny new ones. It’s a terrible state of affairs, which is why, in this blogging review of 2015, I have included several scandalous and downright disgusting lies, which only beloved old blog readers will be able to identify. These shocking, vile and unbelievable lies are only a clickbait, sorry, a click away!