A few weeks ago I posted my views on Digital Piracy. I then posted it around the net, engaging authors in discussions with the hope of trying to reduce stress for my fellow indies. There were mixed responses. This thread on Goodreads shows one extreme: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/17798481-dealing-with-book-piracy?comment=145391619#comment_145391619 The author stopped just short of blatantly accusing me of […]

Hi guys, I’m running a giveaway on Goodreads for Murder in-absentia! Enter for a chance to win a free signed copy of the most exciting fantasy murder mystery (with an historical bent and a splash of horror) released this year!       Go here to enter: www.goodreads.com/book/show/26867372-murder-in-absentia Winners will be announced on Jan 1st – […]

Hi guys, I’m not entirely happy with the cover for Murder In Absentia, and have been thinking of getting a new one. I have been researching options that won’t bankrupt me, and have been thinking about Derek Murphy from CreativeIndie before (www.bookcovers.creativindie.com). By chance I found out that he runs a 12-day giveaway now! So […]

Unless you somehow missed it, I recently published my debut novel. For those who asked about how I did it, and as a sort of learning exercise, I recently wrote an article for Lifehacker about what it takes to become an author. You can read it in full here: www.lifehacker.com.au/2015/12/the-complete-guide-to-writing-your-first-novel/ While the article contains a lot of information, […]

Two interview thingies (that’s a technical term): First, an interview with me by fellow author Martin Wisely. If you ever wondered what lies behind the official blurbs, check this out: wilseymc.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/fast-friday-indie-interviews-assaph-mehr.html Second, for those who do not know, I also run a blog dedicated to interviewing characters out of book. Yep, the characters. It’s a great […]