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Listbuilding for authors with instaFreebie

An effective way of building your email list for your author platform is using giveaway and newsletter swaps. Services like instaFreebie can give you powerful options. Here you can build a dedicated list of fans by offering free book in return for their optin details....

Nomad Cruise December 2016

The idea of the Nomad cruise fired and excited my imagination ever since I came across it on the web last year so to be stepping onto the Zenith on December 10th was the realisation of a crazy plan to kick-start a new lifestyle. As the older cruise ship (I nicknamed...

Nomad City report from Las Palmas

I landed in Las Palmas, one of Europe's fastest growing digital nomad hotspots on the first leg of my big life change trip. Nomad City, the local organisation that hosts and promotes the movement has been busy with talks, tours and general networking. A lot of digital...

Countdown to being a digital nomad

Right now I am selling or giving away the last of my possessions, trying to tie up a million loose ends, saying goodbye to friends and family…and generally panicking. In around a month’s time I will be flying to Gran Canaria to meet up with a group of digital nomads...

Using ACX for Audiobooks

We have been working hard to produce another audiobook in a series to beef up our fiction imprint offering and give readers a different way of consuming our content. We're on our third audiobook so I thought I’d report on progress so far. Once you put all that work...

Bookfunnel review

When you're a self-published indie author or small imprint you will need to deliver ebooks to readers, subscribers, supply advanced copies or review copies to your readers and that can involve a lot of support. Then, thank the powers that be (and the creator: Damon...

Notes on writing and ePubbing progress

As I write more fiction I'm finding it increasingly difficult to focus on blogging (not that I ever did that much) and non-fiction projects. However I think, even as a diary style exercise I should blog more and mark the journey, so to speak. Medium looks like it...

Be the Smarter Artist: Iterate And Optimize Book Review

This was the inspirational kick ass non-fiction read on indie publishing I had been waiting for. With a week's break planned in Cornwall I decided to buy and read this on the train journey. I’ve been following Johnny, Sean and Dave since the early days of their SPP...

2015 roundup and publishing in 2016

Another new year and another new blog post (Yes I must and will try harder) It’s been a year of slow growth; a few more titles have been added to the bonafide media stable but not as many as I would have liked. Around March we started production on our first fiction...