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Brilliant Shop Opportunity for UK Indie Authors

Hello fellow authors

Fancy an opportunity to have your books featured in a PopUp shop in one of the most bohemian and cool areas of  London - Brick Lane. The store opens on 15th August until mid November

The store, PopUp Collection is a PopUp store open for 3 months to exhibit up and coming new fashion designers. Within the store we have been offered the chance to put up to 15 Authors, ideally 5 a month, to have their books featured in the store. 

The deal is £87 for the…

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Added by Steve Norris on August 3, 2012 at 9:20pm — No Comments

THE END - Finally

I can't quite believe it. One year in the writing of this story and I was finally able today to type the words THE END on my second book. I now feel like a writer. It shouldn't have taken a year to write but if you work for a living then writing has to play second fiddle to life's priorities. But still a year is ok.

It's a remarkable feeling to finally grasp the end of the story. To know that the story has a beginning, middle and an end. That the idea you started out with, might have…

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Added by Steve Norris on January 17, 2012 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

E- Book Promotion Days

Those of us in the independent sector of publishing will no doubt know that marketing a new book is akin to burning pound or dollar notes. You do all the promotion, you blog like mad, network like a social prostitute and throw money on great ideas, and all you get as a reward is one measly sale on Amazon.

But the other great thing you notice is that one measly sale makes a significant difference on your chart rating, promoting your book thousands of places up the scale. Many of us…

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Added by Steve Norris on September 30, 2011 at 4:07pm — 269 Comments

Marketing: Luck or Good Judgement

I’ve been pushing my book down various avenues in the last few months and overall been quite disappointed with the results. Everything in life is a learning curve and it does take a while to see what gets results and what doesn’t.
Here are some of the things that have brought success and what hasn’t.
1)      Book Signings – This was tricky at first but now worked out the secret to getting this right. First thing I’ve learnt is that book stores like to do signings…
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Added by Steve Norris on September 19, 2011 at 11:23pm — 1 Comment

Closed Shop

Recently I stepped above my permitted level in the literary world and requested to join the CWA. The Crime Writers Association is an association for people who write about crime. I figured it would be useful to share thoughts with my fellow genre writers. A £50 membership fee was requested for which I was prepared to pay to place myself in the world of fellow crime writers, given that I had now a properly published a novel with crime written into the genre.
I made a…
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Added by Steve Norris on September 7, 2011 at 4:33am — 14 Comments

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