The Holy Grail to Writing a Bestseller

I told the story I wanted to tell. I told a pure story. It was a commercial flop. I’ve learned a lot from the experience, of which I share with you (to quote the Fugees!). Perhaps ‘flop’ is too strong a word. But no bestseller was it. In this article I will share with you … Continue reading The Holy Grail to Writing a Bestseller


A Writer’s Toolbox

[My below post was originally posted on Linda Hills formidable blog! Do visit it.] I have been overwhelmed by the initial reaction to my debut novel. Without any publicity or marketing, it has an all-five-star rating on Amazon. True, only nine ratings but as an unknown first-time Indie author I’ve been taken aback by private … Continue reading A Writer’s Toolbox

Ebooks, copyright and the French executive

Not that I obsessively track monthly ebook sales, but the direction of travel is clear - ebooks are the future. For titles that lend themselves to discretion, it’s already the present. 50% of revenues for the runaway success 50 shades trilogy came from ebooks. Like many a delusional neophyte author, I recently found myself  dreaming … Continue reading Ebooks, copyright and the French executive