Short but sweet: using digital singles to grow your indie author profile

Working on long-form projects like novels can mean that you feel like your profile is hard to maintain. Once the excitement of a book coming out has died down, how do you keep up momentum until you publish the next one? This may not be an issue if you are particularly prolific, but as many […]

Guest post – author and blogger Jessica Norrie

Hi, Jessica and welcome to Dark Dates! Tell us a little about your blog… what sort of books you like, how long you have been blogging, etc. Hi readers! I’ve been blogging once a week since April 2016 at https://jessicanorrie.wordpress.com , after much nagging from book groups on social media telling me I wouldn’t sell […]

Short but sweet: how digital ‘singles’ can boost your author profile

One of the criticisms of the digital book market is that it puts pressure on authors to constantly churn out new material: that on top of the ‘book a year’ demands of mainstream publishers, authors are now expected to produce digital-only short stories to keep their profile high and, of course, bring in extra income. […]

Why a BAD review can be a GOOD thing

One of the pleasures of publishing is other people’s reactions to your writing: I don’t imagine there’s a writer out there who doesn’t love getting nice feedback. If you didn’t want readers to connect with your writing, you wouldn’t put it out there, and the validation that comes with a good review can’t be overstated. […]