Category Archives: Publishing

Cats And Dogs

My short stories have transferred from Smashwords to the ibookstore and translated the ‘teen fiction’ category to ‘children’s stories’.  When I look at the downloads I find that in the ‘customers also bought’ section are books for young children.  Of course, … Continue reading

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Banished No More

Banished is now online!  It is up and available on smashwords.com: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/45233 We’ll be opening the bubbly tonight! As it is ebook week I am hoping to have a voucher code for all you guys soon.  Thank you to everyone … Continue reading

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…speaking Japanese, I think I’m speaking Japanese…

I really think so, because my publisher and I just can’t get the cover design right.  I want something edgy, graffiti-ish and grungy and he keeps submitting cover designs with clean-cut, sharp fonts that speak of squeaky clean kitchens on … Continue reading

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The Elephant In The Garden

You know that weird expression about big commonly-known secrets that no-one talks about, the proverbial ‘elephant in the room’ at dinner parties?  Well, I have an elephant in my garden, on the terrace to be exact.  It is a baby elephant … Continue reading

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The Intuitive Ending

Burnt or burned?  Dreamt or dreamed?  Leant or leaned? Smelt or smelled? Leapt or leaped?  Learnt or learned? I thought I knew, exactly when to use one form over the other and then I found myself questioning it as more … Continue reading

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Morphing Morphic Resonance

An unusual idea and a little bit like marmite.  Either you agree or disagree.  I have come across very few who are undecided.  My husband told me about a new example involving starlings.  Or was it skylarks?  Swifts?  Well the … Continue reading

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Wish I’d thought of that!

Unlike the chap who liked the product so much he bought the company (Remington?), I just sit around bemoaning the fact that I didn’t come up with the idea in the first place to anyone who will listen and admit … Continue reading

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To Face Or Not To Face

I have done my bio, the book cover is being designed, my webpage is due to be launched and the only thing the publisher’s are waiting for is…a photo!  Aaagh! was my first reaction.  My second and third were along … Continue reading

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Book Covers

I would love to know how other people come up with their book covers.  Now, I’m not the most artistic of people especially when it comes to digital media (you need only view my profile pic to see that), and … Continue reading

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Learning to Smash

Well, I did it, I uploaded a copy of The Red Shoes for worldwide distribution on the Smashwords website and on its first day it had been downloaded over 40 times with 1 review. I was surprised, I have to … Continue reading

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