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Let’s talk book Marketing!

Hi everyone.

Those of you who frequent my blog may have noticed a minor change in the form of a new menu, Articles, which possess two subsections; Digital Marketing, and Writing Tips

Here you will not only easily find any useful tips I share going forward, but also information on marketing. (No, I am not trying to sell you any services)

I am taking a course in marketing, and I am finding it really useful. So I thought I would interpret and share the knowledge and focusing it on the dreaded book marketing platform. Let’s be honest, we love writing, but most of us don’t like the marketing side. I am hoping this may help. Continue reading “Let’s talk book Marketing!”

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Book review: Breathe by Layden Robinson

I was recently approached by author Layden Robinson and asked if I would be willing to review their book Breathe. It is a collection of 12 stories based on the human condition. The tales range from horror to erotic, and each in their own way are thought provoking.
As with any collection of short stories there are those that really stand out, for me ‘A Fellow’s Grievance’ was one such tale. It had a fantastic rhythm to the writing and was everything I imagine it intended to be, dark and thought provoking. For me, this was the point I became drawn into the book, the earlier few stories were not to my taste, not to say they were bad, but everyone has their likes and dislikes when it comes to a story. Others which stood out to me were ‘Knowing’ and ‘Dos’.

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Book review: You’re Not Alone: An Indie Author Anthology

Hi all,

I hope you are well and having a great weekend so far. I have recently finished reading You’re Not Alone: An Indie Author Anthology by Ian D Moore and friends. It took me a little longer than normal to finish because I just haven’t had the time to sit and read with trying to get everything ready for September 1st.

The anthology sees a variety of authors, from all around the world, coming together under a common goal, to raise money for cancer research. 100% of the royalties will go to the Pamela Winton tribute fund, which is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and if that isn’t a good enough reason to buy it, then I think you will find the content of this book more than justifies a sale.

Each story in the anthology is based around the theme of relationships, yet each one is so different. As expected in a book which gathers numerous authors, the writing styles, plots, and expressions are completely different. Within the bindings is something for everyone.

I first learnt of this book on Twitter, one of my favoured authors, Sallyann Phillips, had been asked to contribute, so I knew straight away there would be at least one story I would enjoy. Truth be told though, I started at the beginning and each story was as good as the next, I found myself not wanting to put it down, but having to out of necessity.

Through reading the anthology I have come across a number of authors whose work I haven’t read before, and better yet, some whose work I want to read more of, Ian D Moore, Penny Luker, and Erik Lahti, are a few of the people whose other work I will be seeking out. I suppose that’s one of the best things about a multi-author collection, you can easily discover people whose work you haven’t read before.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone, the stories stir within the reader a multitude of emotions and can be anything from amusing to deeply moving. Some are more obvious in their foundation, where as others are more subtle and leave you thinking.

I already have a number of people in mind who will be receiving this book for Christmas, it is such a nice collection that I feel the need to help spread awareness of it.

Why not check it out on Amazon

UK LINK: You’re Not Alone: An Indie Author Anthology

US LINK: You’re Not Alone: An Indie Author Anthology