Tag Archives: self-publishing




Two Birds up at Amazon 1

Two Birds, the introductory Rayner novella, is out on Kindle today! If you like thrillers (or even if you don’t) I’d be grateful for comments, criticism, and (especially) a review at Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk – good OR bad. Yes, there’s a skydiving scene … and a climbing scene… and a Krav Maga scene. All adding a [...]



Who the competition really is 0

There are over 200,000 independent authors on the Kindle store. Most of them writing the same stuff you write: romances, thrillers, sci-fi, self-help, memoirs. That’s a lot of competition for a book-buying audience that, even in the educated West, rarely exceeds 10% of the population. (if you exclude celebrity cookbooks at Christmas.) Add to that [...]


From self-pub to indie 0

Self-publishing isn’t quite respectable yet, and if you look at the average SP title you’ll see why before you read a word of it. The covers tend to look like inhouse newsletters written when the Mac first launched and everyone discovered fonts. (Alternatively, think GeoCities circa 1996.)   I’m no different; I have the same [...]