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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...

2015 update in Publishing

Another year flies by and I have suddenly realised I haven't blogged since June! There has been a lot of changes in the indie publishing world (or self publishing world, if you prefer). Amazon Kindle continue to add changes with the latest roll out of their CPC...

Tracking eBook Sales

update: Unfortunately Vook are no longer offering this service Recently I daydreamed about a platform that could import and merge sales data from all the major self-publishing platforms: KDP, Kobo, iTunes, Smashwords etc and make sense of it. Industry pioneers; Amazon...