books · romance · romance novels

Are romance writers devaluing their work with free and discounted books?

What do you think about free and discounted ebooks? Do you have hundreds of them on your ereader that you never read? Would you sign up to someone’s newsletter just to get a free book? Or do you think, “Why bother signing up to a newsletter, when there are thousands of free ebooks on Amazon all…… Continue reading Are romance writers devaluing their work with free and discounted books?

authors · books · writing

Why Amazon’s new rules are good for authors #amazongiveaway

Recently I’ve heard a lot of authors discussing the benefits of running an Amazon Giveaway , and so last week I decided to try it out for myself. Anyone can set up a giveaway on Amazon (although at the moment, the only people who can actually enter the giveaway are customers in the US -…… Continue reading Why Amazon’s new rules are good for authors #amazongiveaway

writing

Setting goals, my writing projects for 2016, and some advice required

It’s time for the first Round Robin of 2016, and this month we are to list “one or two writing projects” we have in mind for the coming year. I really like the idea of goals. Even if I don’t achieve them, it gives me something to work towards, and – if you work by…… Continue reading Setting goals, my writing projects for 2016, and some advice required

books · promotion

How this indie writer reached number 1 on Amazon

This is a post I came across written by author Nicholas C. Rossis on how he went about promoting his self-published books on Amazon. I went through a similar process recently with my self-published novels, The Silk Romance and The Antique Love. In both cases I reached 7,000 downloads, pushing the books into number 2…… Continue reading How this indie writer reached number 1 on Amazon

authors · books · novels · romance

Romantic suspense novella Palace of Deception is “page-burning” – and it’s #free!

This weekend my romantic suspense novella Palace of Deception is FREE on Amazon, from today – 30th October 2015 – until Sunday 1st November 2015. (You’ll find download links at the end of this post.) I don’t often mention my reviews on my blog, as I like to use this space to talk about other…… Continue reading Romantic suspense novella Palace of Deception is “page-burning” – and it’s #free!

books · novels · romance · romance novels · the silk romance

Ten reasons to give your romance novel away for free

A while ago I  I conducted an experiment .  I gave away my novel The Antique Love for free, for a limited period, through a website called Story Cartel.  Anyone who downloaded the novel was encouraged to leave a review, and if they did, they were entered into a draw for a prize – one…… Continue reading Ten reasons to give your romance novel away for free