Category Archives: Book Cover Design

A year in the Life of an Indie Writer


Hello again Readers Exactly one year ago today I uploaded my first book to the Kindle Book Store on Amazon. Launched on a wing  and a prayer, it was the realisation of a dream. I sent no drafts away  to … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail for all Writers… Get your book on Page 1 of Google!


Hello again Readers I have just returned from a holiday in Miami and suitably refreshed I am now going to present my promised blog about how to get your book / novel / novella high in Google’s search rankings…. The … Continue reading

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Become an Indie Author – Self Publish your book on Amazon Part 3 of 3


Hello again Readers Welcome back to my blog about publishing and selling your book / books on Amazon. This will be the third and final instalment. Ok so you have received an email from Amazon to say your book is … Continue reading

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Become an Indie Author! Self-Publish your book on Amazon Part 2 of 3!


Hello Readers As promised here is the second of a three part blog about becoming an Indie Author by publishing your book on Amazon…. Before you start part 2! You will need to already have an account with Amazon, have … Continue reading

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Become an Indie Author! Self-Publish your book on Amazon Part 1!


Hello Readers As promised here is the first of a three part blog about becoming an Indie Author by publishing your book on Amazon…. Before you start.. You will need to already have an account with Amazon and if you … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney is Go! Four Days to Launch…. The Inquisition


Hello again Readers Still doing some last minute work on my book including designing my book cover. If you want to create an e-book you will require a separate  cover. I am happy with mine and contracted my illustrator through … Continue reading

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How I found a Designer for my Book Cover


Hello again readers. This is an update on my upcoming first book, a True Crime Story about a very real and savage set of cut-throat murders in my former home town of Nottingham. Conceived after an Internet search for information … Continue reading

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