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Author Insights: Six of the Best with A D Starrling

Author Insights: Six of the Best with A D Starrling

This week, I’m delighted to introduce you to A D Starrling, who splits her time between writing thrillers and being a highly qualified and experienced Neonatal Intensive Care doctor! Her path into the world of indie publishing is both impressive and inspiring – it certainly proves that it’s possible to build…

Author Insights: Six of the best with Harry Sidebottom

Author Insights: Six of the best with Harry Sidebottom

This week, I’m pleased to introduce you to international best-selling historical novelist Dr Harry Sidebottom. I actually met Harry because of my previous incarnation as the editor of a wargames magazine – he and I share a fascination with playing with toy soldiers! (I told mum it would be useful one day…)…

Author Insights: Six of the Best with Clifford Beal

Author Insights: Six of the Best with Clifford Beal

This is a real personal pleasure for me, because I’ve known Rhode Island native Clifford Beal since we met at Sussex University back in 1982. He was a visiting Masters Degree student studying International Relations (which stood him in good stead when he later became Editor of the prestigious Jane’s…

Author Insights: Six of the best with Piers Alexander

Author Insights: Six of the best with Piers Alexander

I’m so pleased that author and serial entrepreneur Piers Alexander has agreed to be my second victim for this new series on the blog which has already attracted a great deal more attention than anything else I’ve ever done on this site. (There’s a lesson right there…) I first encountered Piers…

Author Insights: Six of the Best with Roz Morris

Author Insights: Six of the Best with Roz Morris

I’m delighted to welcome Roz Morris to be the first author to subject themselves to my questioning on the blog. I’ve known Roz for a few years now and her skills span editing, music  and horse riding as well as writing. She’s a fellow member of the Alliance of Independent…

A Day at London Book Fair 2017

A Day at London Book Fair 2017

  I’ve never been to the London Book Fair before. It’s a little overwhelming. Here’s some advice. Whatever the temperature outside, it’s boiling hot inside Olympia. Do not overdress. Wear comfortable shoes. I’ll say that again: WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES. I made the mistake of wearing stylish, fancy shoes and am…

Fonts for Indie Authors and Designers Part 2: typographic colour

Fonts for Indie Authors and Designers Part 2: typographic colour

Let’s continue our exploration of the fascinating world of fonts by exploring the subject of ‘typographic colour’ (or “color” for my American friends!). That sounds very grand and just a bit complicated. What do we mean by ‘colour’ here? Well, it has nothing to do with making your text red,…

Fonts for Indie Authors and Designers Part 1

Fonts for Indie Authors and Designers Part 1

I promised to write some posts about graphic design, so let’s get started with one of the fundamental aspects that has a huge effect on the look and feel of your project: the choice of typefaces, also known as fonts. Technically speaking, the higher grouping is the typeface, which may…

Self-Publishing? Why Work With A Designer?

Self-Publishing? Why Work With A Designer?

The rapid-read version Doing it yourself may seem like the cheapest option, but unless you know what you’re doing, it’s a false economy. A good graphic designer provides excellent value for money. Building a healthy, long-term relationship with an experienced designer is invaluable and an investment in your future success.…

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