This is more of an anti-blog post to counter all those how to market your book type blog posts which contain a lot of crap, a lot of obvious common sense and a lot of ‘what planet are you on?‘, eg. Spend £20,000 on targeted Facebook ads! Here’s a few things I see other authors
Self-Publishing: Do I need an ISBN Number?
ISBN numbers are a big worry for a first time self-publisher, at least it was for me. They smell of officialdom and when you start looking into it, the smell intensifies with cost – Nielsen UK ISBN Agency – £144 for 10 ISBN numbers! What is an ISBN? Here’s the official answer from ISBN International;
Self-Publishing: Lessons Learned
A year on from self-publishing my first novel, what lessons have I learned? What would I do differently next time? What mistakes did I make? Even though my sales have been pretty poor, I don’t think I made many mistakes. I experimented and as a result there’s a few things I won’t be doing again,