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Review: APE, How to Publish a Book; Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch

Guy and Shawn have not tried to dumb down what is involved in a project as large as learning how to self-publish your own book. Nor have they attempted to make it sound easy, indeed they mention many times about daunting issues with editing, media formats, marketing, finance and the authors own commitment. Despite all these they have successfully trodden a difficult line and instead of scaring tentative self-publishers away from the idea, they have made a mammoth task and steep learning curve seem eminently do-able.

Post TimeSplash Tour Interview; Pt 6

After answering a tweet in the autumn of 2009, I agreed to help Graham Storrs virtual book tour (blog tour), on the release of his new book TimeSplash. At that time I also asked for two interviews with Graham, one to cover his feelings and findings before the start of the tour and the second one at the end of tour to ask how, for him, the tour went.
Today we join Graham as his tour draws to a close.

Post TimeSplash Tour Interview; Pt 5

After answering a tweet in the autumn of 2009, I agreed to help Graham Storrs virtual book tour (blog tour), on the release of his new book TimeSplash. At that time I also asked for two interviews with Graham, one to cover his feelings and findings before the start of the tour and the second one after the tour to ask how, for him, the tour went.
Today we join Graham alongside Nathan Bransford and Barak Obama.

Post TimeSplash Tour Interview; Pt 4

After answering a tweet in the autumn of 2009, I agreed to help Graham Storrs virtual book tour (blog tour), on the release of his new book TimeSplash. At that time I also asked for two interviews with Graham, one to cover his feelings and findings before the start of the tour and the second one after the tour to ask how, for him, the tour went.
Today we join Graham clearing the half way mark in his tour.

Post TimeSplash Tour Interview; Pt 3

After answering a tweet in the autumn of 2009, I agreed to help Graham Storrs virtual book tour (blog tour), on the release of his new book TimeSplash. At that time I also asked for two interviews with Graham, one to cover his feelings and findings before the start of the tour and the second one after the tour to ask how, for him, the tour went.
Today we join Graham at the start of the third week of his tour.

Post TimeSplash Tour Interview; Pt 2

After answering a tweet in the autumn of 2009, I agreed to help Graham Storrs virtual book tour (blog tour), on the release of his new book TimeSplash. At that time I also asked for two interviews with Graham, one to cover his feelings and findings before the start of the tour and the second one after the tour to ask how, for him, the tour went.
Today we join Graham during the first week of his tour.

Post TimeSplash Tour Interview; Pt 1

After answering a tweet in the autumn of 2009, I agreed to help Graham Storrs virtual book tour (blog tour), on the release of his new book TimeSplash. At that time I also asked for two interviews with Graham, one to cover his feelings and findings before the start of the tour and the second one after the tour to ask how, for him, the tour went.
We first join Graham at the end of day one, at the finish of his novel 24 hour world Twitter tour.

Writing; Finding Your Audience

When they talked about audience they mean more than just ‘your readers’, they mean ‘people who would enjoy reading your work’. I’ll say it again because the difference is profound.
Audience means, ‘People who would enjoy reading your work’.
Do you see why there is a difference and why it is important? Read on and I’ll do my best to explain.

How To Comment SPAM Without Causing Offence

Site owners aren’t born yesterday, they know that many of the comments on their sites are there partly for self-promotion. However if the spam comment is of the flavour “acceptable” then Akismet, the site owner and most importantly the other readers will accept it. So, just what is acceptable spam?

What Makes a Good Author’s Website?

“These posts come from top sources, so I should be treating the advice as gospel….”
“A platform is built upon pleasing your fans and the new fans that they bring to you. A platform is not about friends, peer writers, family, followers, FB friends, they all are platform irrelevant. A effective platform is a collection of people who love your work.”