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About thebookwriters

Award winning novelist, author and musician. This blog is for all book lovers (especially thrillers and YA); writers and book reviewers.

Writing time versus marketing time

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It’s a common complaint by authors, whether traditionally published or self-published. How much time do spend writing and how much time do you devote to marketing? Everyday I receive another email pitch for a course that tells me how to sell … Continue reading

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Fantastic reviews for THE IMMORTALITY PLOT and an offer from Russia

​Now and again it’s good to allow yourself to bathe in a warm glow. It doesn’t happen too often but once in a while when something pretty good happens, then why not? The reason for the good feeling is the … Continue reading

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Crazed child abuser kidnaps wheelchair-bound man and his 15-year old daughter. Why?

That was the initiating idea behind my new Mike Delaney short story thriller ONE FALSE MOVE. I enjoy creating nasty villains to pit against Mike Delaney and in Julius Schipp I have conjured up one of the nastiest. And the … Continue reading

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@Instafreebie – does it work? Yes and no

I am trying out the book giveaway site Instafreebie (@instafreebie) whereby readers sign up to my mailing list in return for a free download.  This is a tried and tested method of building a mailing list of readers who definitely like … Continue reading

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Mike Delaney’s CIA Assassin’s manual revealed for the first time

Mike Delaney, ex-US assassin, ex-Hong Kong Police, ex-monk reveals for the first time the CIA assassin’s manual used when he was with the ultra-secret G-Force squad (read ONE FALSE MOVE or THE IMMORTALITY PLOT). Tell me where to send your … Continue reading

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