Upcoming Promotion and Give-Aways.

In celebration of my son and my upcoming birthdays (we’re two days apart), and to celebrate the April 6th launch of Eddy’s Treasure which we wrote together, I am making my other titles e-books either free or super-cheap ($0.99) over the next couple of weeks. The bonanza commences tomorrow on the 2nd of April when... Continue Reading →

How you can create your own childrens book: A great “at-home” activity for these times.

In chatting to a few people it seems there are quite a few who have children's stories or who would love to write one with their child or children. From the experience writing Eddy’s Treasure (US, AU, UK) with my son, Michael, I can say it is a very worthwhile thing to do and you... Continue Reading →

Movemind on Sale

My speculative short story collection, Movemind, is on sale until 11.59pm on the 10th May. Normally $5.95, it's a bargain at 99c. This twelve story collection is centred around the theme of being altered by a situation. In the acclaimed ‘How to Win a War,’ a soldier experiences a strategy for ending wars which might... Continue Reading →

Milestones

Image from an early promotion When I published Incite Insight roughly three and a half years ago, I said I wanted to sell a thousand copies. I was laughed at, more than once, right to my face. I was naïve about what it took to sell books, especially at that quantity, but that number wasn’t... Continue Reading →

Much News Part 2

Library This week a member of my writers group sent me an image of a display of my books that had been set up in her school’s library (where she works). It was really wonderful to think that my books will be appreciated by some new readers. Next Novel In February I repeated my trick... Continue Reading →

Much News Part 1

  First Lines On the 20th of February it was my pleasure to launch the anthology, The First Line, which I wrote the foreword to, and contributed a short story, The Coat Hanger (also in Mug Punter). I chair the Monash Writers Group, whose anthology it was and helped publish it through Tale Publishing. The... Continue Reading →

Compliance Techniques (II)

Door-in-Face This technique is the opposite of foot-in-door (see Compliance Techniques). Here you make an extreme request which you think will be turned down (ie door slammed in your face) and then a smaller request (the target). It is based on the idea of reciprocity. The reciprocity principle isn’t only for gift giving, it can... Continue Reading →

Compliance Techniques

My previous post Odd ways to increase your sales  seems to have interested a lot of people, so I thought I'd discuss a few more techniques to increase sales. Before I begin discussing compliance techniques, I should point out that they will neither guarantee you a sale, nor convert a firm “no” into a sale. All... Continue Reading →

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