Hi everyone, its Friday night again in this part of the world and I have a few moments to myself to sit back, have a beer or two and reflect on the last few weeks, and more importantly, my secret plan to become a best selling writer. I snuck away early from work which gave […]Read more "Skidian Chronicles update"
Good evening. Well, it was Friday night when I started writing this update, but I got distracted with a few beers, and it is now early Saturday morning in this part of the world. Given I have a global audience it could be any time of the day where you are. Firstly, welcome to all […]Read more "Friends of the Skidian Chronicles Update 13/10/18"
Its been almost a month or since my last update and I have a few things to share. Thanks to everyone who has download Skid The First Skidian Chronicle, and thanks especially to all those people who taken the time to let me know how much you have enjoyed reading it. I have noticed a […]Read more "Skidian Chronicles Update"
Welcome to all of my new subscribers. Last weekend I set myself some targets for writing and completing my next book which, at this stage I am pretty sure will be be set in the same universe as the Skidian Chronicles, I’m just not completely sure where yet. After a few days procrastination, re-reading my […]Read more "Friends of the Skidian Chronicles update"
Well my first ‘official’ book signing is done and dusted. It was a fantastic experience. Cat and Caro at the Writers Plot Read bookshop in Lower Hutt were really great, I sold some books, and about half the people who said they were going to turn up, actually made an appearance. Can’t ask for more than that. […]Read more "Wellington book signing for The Colonists"
Well, the latest book (The Colonists) is published and because I am taking a business like approach to a creative and therapeutic process I am setting myself a realistic sales target to recoup some of the real costs of production: the editing and the cover art. Sales would have to go much bigger than my […]Read more "New sales target – The Colonists"
Two years and a month or so since the publication of The Lifeboat, the fourth book in the Skidian Chronicles series: The Colonists is now available on Amazon as a kindle ebook and as a paperback. I am expecting stampede from my avid fans to see how I have woven the last two years of […]Read more "The Colonists-all done and dusted"
Once again I have been pretty slack in not posting here for a while. Needless to say I have not achieved my stretch sales targets and will have to review them in light of the current market conditions. As every good salesperson knows the goal posts keep shifting around the field day to day and […]Read more "Update – The Colonists"
Normally I have made notes through the month in relation to some topics I can cover in my update but I have been a bit slack this past month. With a bit of luck I will have some pretty exciting news to report next month which should give me a big sales boost. Otherwise, apart […]Read more "June sales and general update"
I have experimented with a number of marketing ideas to get my work in front of people and encourage them to buy and read my novels with varying degrees of success. Most of them have one thing in common – they all cost money. Which is ok but at some point you have to ask yourself […]Read more "Skid – The First Skidian Chronicles giveaway competition"