Digital Publishing · Self-publishing

Free and Low-cost Author Resources

If you’re publishing your own books, sooner or later you might find yourself facing a very tricky conundrum. Self-publishing costs money, at least if you’re trying to do it properly; it can cost a whole dizzying heap¬†of money. Paying for editing and proofreading and book covers can make a very severe dent in your bank… Continue reading Free and Low-cost Author Resources

Books · Horror

Happy St Patrick’s Day: Irish Horror Writers

St Patrick’s Day is upon us, or so my desktop calendar assures me. Since I have (to the best of my knowledge) no Irish blood whatsoever, it’s not an occasion I usually celebrate. That doesn’t mean, however, that I can’t raise a glass of Guinness to some fine Irish authors, especially if they’re authors of… Continue reading Happy St Patrick’s Day: Irish Horror Writers

Digital Publishing · Publishing · Self-publishing · Social Media · Writers

Blogs, Copyright, and Keeping your Nose Clean

If you’re reading these words, there’s a very good chance that you’re a writer. In these days of PoD, digital publishing, and free and instantly-available blogs, there’s also a good chance that you’re published in some form or another. Do you, like most writers, assert your copyright? Or do you distribute your works under the… Continue reading Blogs, Copyright, and Keeping your Nose Clean

Books · Social Media

Getting into the New Year With a Swing! (Sort of…)

Well, here we are again. The season to be merry has come and gone (indeed, and as I can testify, if you were in Britain this Christmas it probably swept past, borne along by flood waters). Crackers have been pulled, embarrassing Christmas jumpers have been worn, and unwanted presents have been stowed in the attic.… Continue reading Getting into the New Year With a Swing! (Sort of…)