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Tag Archives: Self-Publishing

Help: my eBook business model is broken

A few weeks ago, I was watching a topical panel show. When the question of plastic pollution came up, one of the panelists replied, ‘No, you’re not laying the blame at my door. I bought plastic on the understanding that it would be recycled. It’s not my fault if someone went and dumped it in…
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A Day in the Life: Chantelle Atkins, The Glorious Outsider

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Chantelle Atkins to A Day in the Life, my occasional interview series in which authors talk about their writing processes and inspiration.  Chantelle was born and raised in Dorset, England and still resides there now with her husband, four children and multiple pets. She is addicted to both reading and…
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A Virtual Book Club Special: Victoria Dougherty introduces ‘Breath’

I’m not sure I’m entitled to refer to today’s author interview as an episode of Virtual Book Club. You see, it concerns a book that doesn’t yet exist. Despite this obstacle, its author Victoria Dougherty wants to convince you that you’ll want to read it. In fact, she’d like you to help bring this book to…
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Virtual Book Club: Christine Webber introduces It’s Who We Are

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Christine Webber to Virtual Book Club, my interview series which gives authors the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Christine originally trained as an opera singer but had to re-think her career plans when her voice professor told her: ‘Your voice is OK, but your legs are…
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Virtual Book Club: Pam Francis introduces Someone Like Me

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Pam Francis to Virtual Book Club, my interview series which gives authors the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Pam is a journalist who writes for national newspapers and magazines. After many years of interviewing some of the biggest names in showbiz, she thought it was about…
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A Day in the Life: Sylvia Howe on the lessons learned in publishing her first novel

Today I am delighted to welcome Sylvia Howe to my occasional author interview series, A Day in the Life.  Sylvia’s family has had connections with India since the days of the East India Company. She is the last recent generation to have been born there, growing up on a tea estate in Bangladesh, taught by…
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A Day in the Life: Meet author Val Portelli

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Val Portelli to A Day in the Life, my occasional interview series in which authors give an insight into their writing routines, rituals and superstitions.  Despite receiving her first rejection letter aged nine from some lovely people at a well-known women’s magazine, she continued writing intermittently until a freak accident…
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Virtual Book Club: Linda MacDonald introduces The Man in the Needlecord Jacket

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Linda MacDonald to Virtual Book Club, my interview series which gives authors the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. Linda is the author of four independently published novels: Meeting Lydia and the stand-alone sequels, A Meeting of a Different Kind, The Alone Alternative and The Man in…
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Virtual Book Club: Cheryl Edwards introduces A Shot at Peace

Today I’m delighted to welcome Cheryl Edwards to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club. (Cheryl is also giving away ten eBooks, details at the end!)   Cheryl has been a creative force from her youngest days. At the age of six,…
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Virtual Book Club: Aimee Juarez introduces The Sitting Room

Today I’m delighted to welcome Aimee Juarez to Virtual Book Club, the interview series in which authors have the opportunity to pitch their novels to your book club.  Aimee has always had a penchant for history, investigative research, mysticism, lore, spirituality, and the paranormal. Born and raised in sunny South Florida, Aimee grew up dreaming…
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