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Robert Crouch (left) and Peter Rowlands. Writing books tends to be a solitary pursuit. You think thoughts, work out ideas, then sit down at a keyboard and convert them into prose. Maybe you dip in and out of online writers’ … Continue reading →
The picture with this blog shows me pointing out my novel Alternative Outcome in a number one slot (though not THE number one slot) in a listing of other books on Amazon US website. Impressed? I was! Or was it all just wishful thinking? Continue reading →
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 →
I want to promote my new novel, but for people who haven’t read my first one, the new one contains spoilers. So what should my message be? I want to say, “My new book is out, but please don’t read it – read the other one.” Yet that sounds daft! 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 →