The Simplest Way to Market Books

Book marketing is tough. I know because I’ve tried it and I’m still trying. The choice of what some like to call marketing tools is stunning. There are also thousands of people ready to help you with what is effectively your war effort — a war on global oblivion of your brilliant work of art. However, there’s a much simpler way. Continue reading The Simplest Way to Market Books

A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 8-14

We survived another week and that’s good news, I suppose, although I have to say I’m not too sure this particular week. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: March 8-14

Sky High 40: Going Home

“Mike! Michael! Where are you? Mike!” Bianca tripped and almost fell on an outcrop, managing to prop herself on her hands at the last moment. Her breaths came in short sharp bursts of air. “Michael,” she panted as she got back on her feet. Continue reading Sky High 40: Going Home

A Profound Look at Two Weeks: February 22 – March 7

You know how the less you feel like working the more work the universe throws your way? I’m having this kind of time right now so I neglected my blogging duties last week. This week, self-loathing and careful planning finally did their job so here I am. Of course, I forgot the blog notes I made in the city when we left for the country but who cares. Continue reading A Profound Look at Two Weeks: February 22 – March 7

Sky High 39: Inbetween

She was in her bed and the light from the window was tickling her eyes. Bianca cracked one open. Morning. Bright sunny morning. She opened both eyes now and turned on her side. Michael’s pillow was empty. Continue reading Sky High 39: Inbetween

Sky High 38: Out of the Fog, into the Void

They were in complete synchrony. There was no need for Bianca to instruct him when to prepare for takeoff. He felt the plane as deeply as she did. And it made the load of it lighter as with a deeper roar the engines propelled the plane into the air and more of the milky fog. Continue reading Sky High 38: Out of the Fog, into the Void

A Profound Look Back at the Week: February 15-21

It has been a week of all sorts of calamities in the latest proof yet that 2021 is not joking and will do its best to outperform 2020. I don’t know about you but I find that thought extremely energising and motivating. You never know how much time you’ve got and all that. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: February 15-21

Sky High 37: Fly This Mamma Bird

“Okay, what do we do?”

Captain Imran was all business when he returned to his seat in the cockpit. He grabbed the yoke and looked up to Bianca. Continue reading Sky High 37: Fly This Mamma Bird

Fun Facts about Book Publishing

This is the fifth year since I submitted my first short story to a publisher. Since then, I’ve sold five stories and I’ve had one novel hybrid published and one self-published. I picked up some things about the whole publishing business inadvertently along the way and some I deliberately researched. Here’s what I’ve learned. Continue reading Fun Facts about Book Publishing

A Profound Look Back at the Week: February 8-14

It has been another relatively uneventful week and I am extremely pleased to say this. Uneventful is good. Of course, there’s no such thing as all good, so this uneventfulness has made it a bit harder for me to pick what to write about in this round-up of weekly profundities but I’m not complaining. There’s always something profound happening if you look hard enough. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: February 8-14