Well the Amazon promotions ran and the results are in . . . a total of 6 free copies downloaded. Woo-hoo, how will I cope with this runaway success? 4 copies of Second Time Lucky? and 2 of Sovereign Nation. I either need to work out how to promote things on Amazon cheaply (I like […]
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There are two basic promotional prices on Amazon – the ‘Free Promotion’ and the ‘Kindle Countdown Deal’. When I’ve done the ‘Free’ in the past I’ve had up to a few thousand downloads of my novels, but each time I’ve got less and less. Admittedly this probably has a lot to do with me doing […]
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Oh My God! What a load of rubbish. Cheap plastic parts that do not go together properly, parts that break if you fit them as directed, a casing that snaps if you try to put it together. Before you say it – yes, I have built camera kits before. The Lomography Konstuktor and the Recesky […]
Read More The Superheadz Plamodel DIY 35mm camera quick review. . .
Ok, so my given name is Craig Brown. In the UK this is not exactly an uncommon name. There’s a reasonably well known writer with the name who isn’t me, there was a Scottish soccer manager, and so on. When I started out writing I tried to think of ways to counter this, mostly involving […]
Read More Pen names, or the trouble with having a common name.
NaNoWriMo (or National Novel Writing Month) kicks off in a few weeks and I think I am going to do it this year. I’ve thought about it in the past but never done it The excuses are easy – when would I have the time, do I have an idea ready for a first draft, […]
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Createspace. Amazon’s resource for creating, amongst other things, printed editions of books. Even as a fan of the Kindle for publishing I do have to admit to there being a certain thrill to holding a physical book in your hands. We all started reading with print so it speaks to something deep inside to have […]
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Once a serial is finished how long should you wait before listing the collected version? Once the collected edition is up, how long should the serial episodes be up? Should they stay available forever, or be taken down? Honestly, I don’t know. The collected edition of my serial, New Dawns, probably went up way […]
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As I have said before, I have gone for a complete change in career and I am currently in the middle of a year-long course learning to be an Early Years Teacher. This includes a lot of work at university and a lot of time in a placement at a nursery, along with family and other […]
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I’ll admit it, things are tough at the moment. I’m studying full-time on a course where we (the students) are not getting as much support as we might hope for, my funding has been cut and the workload is huge. This doesn’t leave a lot of time for writing and it means my motivation levels […]
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Ok, time for a quick update on where I am at with download totals. Overall 5,143! Much higher than I was expecting. That breaks down to: Second Time Lucky? 1,607 Sovereign Nation 1,639 Chasing The Future 325 New Dawns, Season One, Collected Edition 738 New Chances (New Dawbs, Season One, Episode One) 767 New Dawns, […]
Read More A short update on numbers.