Publishing paperbacks continues

Image by Piotr Wytrążek from Pixabay Thursday After two late nights on the trot, I had a lie-in on Thursday. But even when I got to my desk, I still couldn’t get going. Despite trying several times to get into work mode, I just couldn’t. So I gave myself an official faff day instead, and I went through all of my self-published paperback books. I removed them from ‘extended distribution’ on Amazon, and started to publish them on Draft2Digital. I love […]

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A productive Monday

Monday was a good and productive day. Mondays usually are my best days for work output… then it’s all downhill from there! Before I even got up I received a notification from Amazon that I have a royalty on the way. But looking at the reports, I can’t see what this is for, so I’m now thinking it might be a glitch. Once I was at my desk, the first thing I did was go through and update my diary […]

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Project reboot

So, after my little tantrum yesterday, Amazon have now accepted Diary of a Scaredy Cat. Draft2Digital did their thang, and they got it through. At the time of writing, they’re still working on getting Twee Tales Twee up there, but at least Diary of a Scaredy Cat is there now. You can by the ebook here, in multi-format, and from here, on Kindle, directly from Amazon. Project reboot With the end of full lockdown, I seem to have found a new energy. We […]

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Moving back to KDP – for now

As we inch ever-closer to the 1,000 followers mark, so too do we get closer to the competition to win a bumper pack of all of my published paperbacks, including the two books from Pen & Sword. Oh yes, and chocolate … This means that, alongside everything else that I do, I’ve been checking that all the paperbacks are there. And if they’re not there, I’m publishing them. I self-publish everything I produce myself on either Draft2Digital or Lulu, apart […]

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More date work & Scrivener 3

Image by Myriams-Fotos from Pixabay The first job I did on Tuesday morning was yesterday’s writing prompts post. The second job I did was the first of this week’s date work, as I ran out of time on Monday. So to hurry me along a bit, I finished all of August, as the last week is only two days. That means I’m now on September, which is where I’m supposed to be in March. I could have just jumped right […]

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Writer at work

This is the last of the latest reviews for A History of Cadbury. Another sneaked onto Amazon after I created these, which is good, and nice, particularly as it was another 5-star review. But this is the last of the review flyers – for now. Weekend As it was Valentine’s weekend, we did the shopping on Friday to get it out of the way. We didn’t go out again for a takeaway as we bought the makings for cheese burgers and fries. […]

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Coming soon! + Links galore!

My book, The Life of Richard Cadbury, is due to be released on 30 November. The book is available for pre-order from Pen & Sword Books and from Amazon UK. It’s also on Hive in the UK. And at Waterstones! Marketing & admin I started the day yesterday with some marketing (I was searching for the booksellers that already have The Life of Richard Cadbury up for pre-order) and some admin. It was new month day, so that meant updating the new […]

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Thursday 14 November 2019

Hmm. Not only is the old classic WordPress interface much easier and quicker to use, it also posts when I schedule it to. The new editor isn’t exactly on a winning streak at the moment … Yesterday was a good working day. I got up on time, was at my desk on time, and I finished all of my daily admin jobs and household chores early. If ever I don’t have any client work in, mornings are now spent doing […]

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Wednesday 13 November 2019

As it happened, I did remember to schedule yesterday’s post for 8 o’clock in the morning, but for some reason, it didn’t. I have today checked the settings, and the only thing that was incorrect was the local time. But that was an hour earlier than what it actually is, so it still should have posted by 8am at least. How curious. Anyway, it posted in the end – well, I forced it to via the mobile app. But I will […]

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Repackaged, rebranded and republished …

… and removed from Amazon KDP. Only the ebook is available at the moment – or it will be once it’s been through the process. The paperback will follow, and that, in turn, will be followed by the audio book. I’ve been meaning to transfer all of my own books from Amazon to Draft2Digital for such a long time. I finally decided to do it when I realised D2D were now printing paperbacks on demand. The first thing I had […]

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Thursday 26 September 2019

First job yesterday was the new NetGalley book over breakfast. I moved the daily Pomodoro write-up to the last session of the day as I usually start to run out of steam at around 4pm, and for the past few days I’ve been writing them up the night before anyway. I wrote my daily blog post first, which has now been moved to the very first session of every day. With me concentrating on the biography at the moment, I was […]

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Monday 12 August 2019

Friday was a good day, even if I didn’t manage everything I wanted to do. I did a NetGalley book review and posted it to here, to Amazon, to Twitter and to NetGalley, and I started the next book … and wow! I feel as though I’m reading a fast-moving thriller movie along the lines of John Wick. I’m loving it. I also managed a writing diary update on here. But that was about all the writing work I got through. […]

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Thursday 25 July 2019

Yesterday’s to-do list was slightly adventurous … but I did it all. It doesn’t look a lot, but it is still time-consuming. I was late getting up, don’t forget, due to the storm the previous night, but my list didn’t get any shorter as a result. The first hour was spent reading. I read a chapter of the new NetGalley book, a chapter for the Richard Cadbury research, and a chapter for The Beast Within. Then I did some quick writing. […]

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Starting a new editing job

I didn’t have chance to do any writing on Thursday evening, as the poet had band practice and I had to do the shopping. So we had a quick tea, and then we both went out. The band had a new PA system they wanted to set up, so it was a slightly later than usual band practice for them. On Friday I was working on the client edit all day. All day. I finished work at around 1am and […]

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Writing without power or internet

We’re in the midst of another massive storm here in the UK and my internet connection keeps blowing out – on the phone and on the broadband. Fortunately, I can still do a lot of work when this happens, I just can’t submit it or collect any new stuff. On Monday, for example, while we were out, a new editing job came in that needs to be back by the end of Friday this week. The first thing I did, […]

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Diary of a novel: The Beast Within

Here’s another new feature for Words Worth Writing, but one that has been well-received in the past, so it’s really being resurrected for the latest project. I’ve decided that my next project will be The Beast Within: a Marcie Craig mystery. When I hauled out my folders for this project last weekend, I was mortified to see I first started to jot notes down in 2003. July 2003. This is an absolute disgrace – but it’s also why I date things. I’ve […]

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Good start, Cosmos

Yesterday, I had a quick word with the Cosmos. Yesterday evening, this ( ←) popped up on Amazon. Yes, it’s my book on the history of Cadbury. The one I’ve been working on for the past year. No, it’s not published yet, but it is on pre-order, due out on 30 November. That was a lovely surprise, and a very nice start. But do please keep it up, Cosmos. Thank you! I managed some catching up yesterday too. I wrote two […]

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… and breathe …

Last night I finished a job that has been hanging around since before Christmas. It was billed as a “heavy proofreading” job, but it turned out to need a LOT more work than just a proofread and it was taking up a lot of time and energy. BUT … it’s finally gone now. I was so happy that we nipped out yesterday evening just to get it off my desk and to deliver it. I hope they don’t have too […]

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Update: Busy few weeks

It’s been a whole month since my last post (before this morning’s 52 in 52, that is). I haven’t been lax, I’ve been very busy – as usual. First of all, there was a bank holiday weekend. Then there was a full week’s holiday, followed by another full week’s holiday just one week later. Fortunately, all holidays are now over … for the month, at least. The biggest reason, however, was that I came to the rescue (I hope) of […]

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Two books now available on Kindle

I’m delighted to announce that not one but TWO of my re-branded, re-packaged and re-published books are now available in the Kindle store on Amazon. This is one (or two!) of the things I’ve been working on recently. NIGHT CRAWLER: A MARCIE CRAIG MYSTERY and TWEE TALES are now available, on Kindle, for £2.99 and £1.99 respectively. If you click on the covers, you’ll be taken directly to the Kindle store. But if you’re in a different country, still follow the […]

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