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Best of the Blogs: 11 February 2017

My roundup of the best blog posts in the week ending 10 February, on writing, reading, publishing and marketing. Writing Free Writing Books In case you hadn’t heard yet, I’m one of 18 writers involved in this Instafreebie promotion. Click here to find free non-fiction books on writing, publishing and marketing. But get in quick, …

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#Instafreebie Non-fiction Books for Authors and Writers

Do you use Instafreebie? Have you used it as a reader looking for books, or as an author looking to promote your work? I’m currently in the middle of my first ever Instafreebie promotion, #Instafreebie Non-fiction Books for Authors and Writers. It’s going well. Really well. In the first 24 hours, I received 60 new newsletter subscribers. …

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Best of the Blogs: 4 February 2017

The best blog posts on writing, publishing, and marketing I’ve read in the week to 4 February 2017 (and can you believe January is already over?):       What is Christian Fiction? Can we define it? It’s a question with as many answers as authors. Or perhaps as many answers as readers. E Stephen …

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Print is Not Dead. Really.

“Print is Back!” Print is not dead. At least, that’s what the headlines say as they report a 3.3% increase in US print sales in 2016. But are the headlines telling the whole story? Not according to Author Earnings, who say the reason print sales increased in 2016 was mostly because of aggressive discounting from …

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Best of the Blogs: 28 January 2017

Yes, it’s been a while. Conference in October, a family bereavement in November, a holiday and Christmas in December, and suddenly it’s been three months since I’ve written a “weekly” Best of the Blogs post. Anyway, life seems to have calmed down (I hope) and so I’m back. So here we go … The best …

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Best of the Blogs: 18 November 2016

It’s been a busy few weeks, which is why I’ve missed the last two Best of the Blogs posts. I attended the Omega Christian Writers Conference in Sydney, Australia, followed by a few days at a writing retreat with friends in Queensland. I got home and was immediately (and unexpectedly) off to Wellington for a …

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Best of the Blogs: 28 October 2016

The best blog posts I’ve read in the week to 21 October 2016, on writing, publishing, and marketing. But first: a giveaway Can’t Help Falling, the second novel from New Zealand author Kara Isaac has just released, and I’ve got one Kindle version to give away. Click here to enter. Here’s the description from Amazon: …

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Best of the Blogs 21 October 2016

The best posts I’ve read in the week to 21 October 2016 … on writing, editing, marketing, and an update on the Amazon book review situation. Writing I’ve got two posts this week looking at different aspects of point of view. Both posts give lots of great advice on how to use deep POV to improve …

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Best of the Blogs – 14 October 2016

The best blog posts I’ve read this week on writing, editing, publishing and marketing (and a bit of fun, and a new release from client Elaine Fraser): Writing Two big things any aspiring fiction writer needs to learn are how to use point of view, and the importance of showing, not telling. In this post …

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Best of the Blogs 7 October 2016

The best of the blog posts I’ve read this week on changes at Amazon, writing, editing, publishing and what comes next … and a fun post which basically describes my dream job. Well, apart from editing! Changes at Amazon But first, an announcement: Amazon have updated their rules around product reviews. They will no longer permit “incentivized” …

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