The 20Booksto50K author movement was birthed by Michael Anderle and came to London for the first time last weekend. As some 75 authors sat down to listen to the speakers, Craig Martelle, the host for the weekend, told us that since the event was sold out they could refund about a third of the … [Read more...]
How to Attend Indie Author Fringe
The virtual doors of The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) third Indie Author Fringe event open at 10am Frankfurt/9am London, Saturday October 22nd. Here’s how to attend and get the most out of our Online Author Conference, and how to join in conversations with Sponsors and Speakers on the … [Read more...]
It’s Time for the Crouch End Festival!
It's here again! The Crouch End Festival, UK's largest community arts event, is now in its fifth year, and this, the 2016 festival will be bigger than ever. There's everything from open air cinema, live music, art, poetry, food and even a Latino Day when Crouch End goes all Latin. Check out the … [Read more...]
Ch – ch – ch – ch – changes
I've always loved David Bowie, and this up-beat song about the inevitability of change seems once again relevant to me when I'm handing over the reins of Finn-Guild to a new, freshly recruited Managing Director. Luckily I’ll have a soft landing as I’ll still be editing the … [Read more...]
I’m going to be part of an Indie Author Fair!
Independent Bookshop Opens Doors to Independent AuthorsFoyles on London’s Charing Cross Road, is playing host to The Indie Author Fair (IAF) on Friday 17th April 2015. Part of the London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe Festival, run by The Alliance of Independent Authors/Indie ReCon, the fair is … [Read more...]
Running on coffee…
It was strong coffee for me this morning...I hope you're all having a great Monday.Last week I was struck down by a nasty bug, and was at home feeling sorry for myself, but now I'm a lot better and back at work, still feeling a bit tired, so running mainly on strong coffee (which my fellow Finns at … [Read more...]
Chorleywood Indie Litfest
It's October and the countdown to Chorleywood Litfest has begun!This is going to be my first appearance at a Literary Festival and I am looking forward to it with a mixture of trepidation and excitement. The entrance is free and there will be some forty indie authors like me, so I think I'll be safe … [Read more...]
A-Z Blogging Challenge: L is London Book Fair
My theme: Writing and the business of writingI remember when I first came up from the country to the London Book Fair about five years ago, and was struck by how business-like and un-literary the whole event was. And how lacking in writers something calling itself a Book Fair could be. Plus the … [Read more...]
The Englishman is an Awesome Indie!
I was absolutely bowled over earlier today when I had an email telling me that the wonderful and discerning folks at the Awesome Indies site had selected The Englishman to be one of their new titles! This after my novel was one of the October reads at Alliance of Independent Authors! It's more than … [Read more...]
Final day of FREE ebook!
It's gone very quickly - but TODAY is the final day of the FREE promotion for The Englishman!So, if you want to read How I Came to Be in England in novel form for absolutely no money whatsoever hurry! With 5 star reviews on Amazon, pick of the month at The Alliance of … [Read more...]