Category Archives: self-publishing

Maybe: A Victorian Steampunk Mystery

Maybe, for anyone unaware, was released a week ago on the ides of march and despite all the current problems the world is facing, it’s done remarkably well. Sadly, however, several of the events I was due to attend with … Continue reading

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Making it pretty, and other vanities…

I really enjoy typesetting. There is something cathartic about it. For months I have been slaving away with first drafts, second drafts , third drafts , edits, redrafts, more edits, post editor editing, revisions… All fun stuff I assure you. … Continue reading

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The great cover debate…

One of the problems with self-publishing is that the writer exists in a microcosmic world. Unlike more traditional routes where many decisions are taken for you and to a degree a certain amount of the weight is taken form your … Continue reading

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Because Reasons…

For complex reasons about 2 meters high I found myself needing to make a cover for a book I haven’t yet written and one which won’t be written for a while… The book in question is the third Hannibal novel … Continue reading

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Patronage…

I have been told at various times in my life I can be a little, well to be blunt, ‘A patronising arsehole…’ Occasionally I have also been called ‘Arrogant’, ‘Obnoxious’ and a fair few other choice words… There are many … Continue reading

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The somewhat belated cover reveal…

Okay this is not as such a cover reveal, because that something you do when you have a new book in the offing. This isn’t a new book, indeed it was the fist full novel I wrote way back in … Continue reading

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The economics of self-publishing

As a subject, I hate economics. Now, to be clear, the reason I hate economics is because I have studied it. A little under ten years ago, at the age of forty, I made the decision to do a degree … Continue reading

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