I’ve come across this article, and I’d like to call bullshit: The Disastrous Decline in Author Incomes Isn’t Just Amazon’s Fault, which in turn is based on this survey: Authors Guild Survey Shows Drastic 42 Percent Decline in Authors Earnings in Last Decade. Go ahead. Go read it (at least the first link) and come back, […]
Aquae et Ignis – a new, free Felix novella is here!
I’m excited to announce that Aquae et Ignis, the brand new Felix novella is here! It is a stand-alone novella in the Stories of Togas, Daggers, and Magic series, with Felix’s latest bizarre case. Though the events described are set between In Numina and In Victrix, it is a completely independent story. It makes for a […]
11 (and a half) Tips for Fiction eBook Creation
Do you want professionally looking ebooks to delight your readers? Of course you do! Following my post about the best tools I found to create and produce books and on how to best use InDesign, here are some 11 specific, highly-useful tips about how to create ebooks to the best effect! First, let’s be clear […]
14 Tips for using InDesign for Fiction Authors
Do you want professional looking print and ebooks to delight your readers? Of course you do! Following my post about the best tools I found to create and produce books, here are some 14 specific, highly-useful tips about how to use Adobe InDesign to create print-ready PDF files and ready-to-upload ePubs for the best effect! […]
We talk a lot about how to write books, about author’s craft and writers’ tips. This post is instead focused on the act of writing — on the recording of words. There are probably as many methods of writing a novel as there are authors — writing longhand with a Montblanc fountain pen in a […]
The Mystery of Amazon Reviews
I’ve started the year with 116 reviews for Murder In Absentia (and, I think, there were about 3-4 reviews that have been removed over the years). By now, the number of reviews is up to… <drumroll> … 110! (EDIT: It’s now back to 116, but all the new reviews are post-launch of In Numina, after […]
Aquae et Ignis – A New Felix Novella!
The ink is still warm on In Numina, and I’ve started work on a new Felix novella! I aim for about a quarter of the usual Felix novel size, and hope to complete it by the end of the year. I’ve already written almost half of it over the past two weeks! In this story, […]
A (literally!) earth-shattering book launch!
This week marks the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD. That momentous, earth-shattering event took place on August 24th, around 1pm. What better time than to celebrate my second Roman-inspired novel? I’ve got some cool things to share with you around that 🙂
How to Optimise your Amazon Page for Conversions
I’ve mentioned before the importance of setting readers’ expectations as part of my article on how I review books. This is a companion article for indie publishers and authors, about what you can do to make sure that your book hits the right target audience, for best reception. First for foremost, it should be absolutely […]
Breaking the International Author barrier
In another step towards international fame and fortune, I am proud to announce that Murder In Absentia is now available in Russian! Due to the tireless efforts of a Russian business partner, the novel has been translated, edited, and formatted to fit the Russian ebook market, with a language that should feel native to and […]