• Publishing

    EVENT POSTPONED: I’m Attending DIVA Literary Festival 2019… are you?

    I’m very happy to announce that I will be attending the DIVA Literary Festival 2019, taking place in Birmingham UK from 15th — 17th March. Tickets are now available on the festival website, and I’ll be taking part in two panels over the weekend. On Saturday I’ll be on the Independent Author panel with Clare Ashton, Clare Lydon and Sally Edwards, talking about all things Indie. Drop in to find out more about our journeys and pick our brains for advice. On Sunday I’ll be sharing the stage with my…

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    My experience using Tantor Media to produce an audiobook… spoiler, it’s not great!

    Audiobooks are a great up-and-coming market for the Indie author. There are a number of ways to go about creating audiobooks, in the past I have used the Amazon-based service ACX. ACX is essentially an online marketplace which connects authors, publishers, narrators, producers, and rights holders. The idea is that people can get together on ACX and find the right person to work with them on their project. I’ve produced Huntress and The Road Ahead through ACX with two different (and equally fantastic) narrators. On the whole, I like ACX…

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    Golden Crown Literary Society Award Nominations for A.E. Radley

    Earlier this week I discovered that my novels Bring Holly Home and The Road Ahead are both up for two “Goldies” each! Both have been nominated in the Contemporary Romance category and both have been nominated for the Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Art. The latter of the two is a member-voted award so if you’re a member of GCLS then I would hugely appreciate your vote 🙂 In case you don’t know who GCLS are, here’s a little more about them from their website: The GCLS was founded…

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    ELLCon 2018…. missing you already

    ELLCon, or the European Lesfic Literary Conference to those who don’t know, is now over. If you asked me a week ago how I’d be feeling now, I would have said ‘happy that ELLCon is over and I can get on with other things!’ But I couldn’t have been more wrong. I have lots of friends who go to conferences and conventions and they often talk about ‘post-con depression’, and that is exactly what I’m feeling. Because, quite simply, ELLCon was amazing. We parked in the car park underneath the…

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    Craft & Marketing Talk | Book Release Strategy Part Two

    This is the second in a new series I am writing called Craft & Marketing Talk. I’m starting off by talking about book release strategies, you can check out part one of this particular topic by clicking here. In part one, I cover some basics including my thoughts on Kindle Unlimited and exclusivity and why I believe that numbers really matter. Before I go any further, let me just say again that although I’m discussing the craft and marketing side of being an Indie author, I’m by no means an expert…

  • Personal,  Publishing

    Silent protests don’t lead to change, conversation does…

    A few weeks ago the hype around the 2018 GCLS convention began. As per every year around that time, Facebook feeds were full of people preparing to go… and familiar private conversations were taking place in darkened corners of the Internet. You see, for every one excited person preparing to fly to the GCLS convention and have a great time, I know at least three people who are boycotting the organisation. For those of you who don’t know, GCLS stands for Golden Crown Literary Society. It’s a non-profit organisation which basically…