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I sent a press release out to the literary press. “Sorry, we don’t review e-books,” came the replies. How could they? If they did, they would be inundated with emails containing e-books or links to them. Some kind of qualitative mediation for indie books is apparently required. That’s the self-publishing paradox. Continue reading →
High drama in the high-bay, conspiracy on the conveyor line, hijacking on the highway – not to mention overstocking in the warehouse and financial finagling on the fiscal front. ‘Deficit of Diligence’ shows logistics CAN be exciting! Continue reading →
When I published my first Kindle novel, some of my acquaintances bent over backwards to read it – even the self-confessed luddites. A few of them read it on laptop screens, even on smartphones. Yet a few were unrepentant. Their message was, “Sorry, I’d love to read your book, but I can’t stand e-books.” Ouch! Continue reading →
When it comes to the time it takes to write a book, some authors are ponderously slow, yet others seem capable of performing at breakneck pace, producing a novel in as little as two months. How on earth do they do that? And what in fact is a reasonable time? Continue reading →
Are serial novels cop-outs, or do they represent just as legitimate and valid an art form as stand-alone novels? When I started writing novels, I vowed to myself that I would never write a series of books about the same characters. It seemed like an admission of defeat. I would only write stand-alone novels. Yet now I have. I’ll be launching my latest novel on my web site in the next few weeks, and it’s a follow-up to my first. Why?
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It was sobering to read in a ‘Motor Transport’ review of Alternative Outcome that ‘Peter Rowlands claims to have written for this very publication, but no one here remembers him.’ Sic transit gloria mundi! Well, I did. Continue reading →
Quite a few transport news websites picked up on Alternative Outcome at launch, reflecting its logistics backdrop. They include ‘Motor Transport’, ‘Freight Business Today’, ‘Haulage Today’ and ‘Industry Today’. Continue reading →
You can read a Kindle novel on almost any tablet computer, or even on a smartphone (which works surprisingly well). And of course you can read it on a laptop or desktop computer. Here’s a quick reminder of how to do it. Continue reading →