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Why You Shouldn’t Protect Your Kids From Death

26 Jul , 2016  

– by Kate Polley Recently we returned from a great family break on the coast. Towards the end of the holiday, walking hand in hand along the beach with Finn, my five-year-old surviving twin son, he turned to me unexpectedly and said: “Mom, I miss my brother, Sam. I feel lonely without him and sad […]


Oodlebooks v. Amazon

25 Jul , 2016  

This blog was inspired by a tweet that was sent to the Oodlebooks Twitter account about the new platform – “Why do you say it’s “free,” & then hit people with a charge just to add books to the site? Amazon does this for free.” We do have a more detailed ‘HOW IT WORKS’ […]

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Why Authors Should Use Twitter

18 Jul , 2016  

by Nikki Halliwell from ‘Help For Writers’ We’re always told that we should be using social media to promote ourselves and to promote our books; we hear it on almost a daily basis. But it can be hard enough finding the time, or the right frame of mind, to finish our writing without having to […]

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Until The Moment of Sam

13 May , 2016  

Until the moment of Sam’s death, I had led a ‘sheltered’, even enviable life. I had grown up in a loving family, travelled the world, got married and brought two beautiful daughters into the world. Sure, life had thrown a few minor curveballs along the way, but on the whole, it had been a rather […]


Author Spotlight on … Andrew John Wardle

28 Apr , 2016  

Andrew John Wardle released his first novel ‘Saturation Point’ in 2015. Currently working on his second – ‘Writings On The Wall’ he believes that many things are hidden in plain sight. Corruption and the destruction of man and nature are the focus of his novels with the answers to the question ‘why’ always at the […]

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Author Spotlight – Jemma Beckham

3 Mar , 2016  

 When did you first realise you wanted to be a writer? ‘I first had the idea of becoming a writer about ten years ago. I’ve always loved reading and have a vivid imagination. I tried at the time to write a book, but the genre I chose was crime based and despite my knowledge of […]

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22 Feb , 2016  

By Ross Hewitt of ‘Secret Pie – Digital Marketing Consultancy’ The new author fan site – was launched in October 2015 – just over four months ago and is gaining massive traction for true book lovers. It’s also appealing to a whole range of authors who are determined to grow their author standing and […]



4 Feb , 2016  

By Author –  M. Jonathan Lee I thought I’d put together my thoughts regarding book widgets. Widgets? Yep, you heard me correctly, widgets – let me explain. Anyone who has written a book has probably heard of Nielsen. Nielsen are the massive multi-national book company who deal with, amongst other things search, discovery, commerce, consumer […]

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26 Jan , 2016  

Those of you familiar with my fanology concept that helps authors (and anyone who wants to build a personal brand) to create a really connected fan base, will know that I love my fishing analogies. I often talk about fishing in the right ponds and go to great length to tell you how to do […]


Selling books, a challenge overcome? by M Jonathan Lee

18 Jan , 2016  

I’ve had three novels published now. My first, The Radio was nationally shortlisted in the Novel Prize 2012 in the UK and came second. A publishing deal came shortly afterwards. My second two novels, The Page and A Tiny Feeling of Fear were released in 2014 and 2015. I’ve had a great deal of exposure […]