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Johannesburg, South Africa


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Featured Posts

January 18, 2019

How to use your book’s genre for effective marketing targeted to the kind of readers who are most likely to buy your book.

November 16, 2018

In the latest post in this series on Publishing Terminology, we look at words starting with the letter S.

September 29, 2018

Last weekend, in the final panel discussion of the ROSA annual conference, author Joss Wood raised a crucial point: the importance of being able to take criticism.

August 24, 2018

Continuing the theme of writing rules and when they should be broken, today I’m discussing the advice that says 'write what you know'.

July 27, 2018

As with last week's 'rule' you need to understand why this advice is given to newbie writers in order to understand when to follow it and when to break it.

June 15, 2018

In this post I offer some handy tips on how to market your books in a way that is likely to win friends and influence people, rather than sending them running.

May 20, 2018

People don't remember what you said or did, but rather how you made them FEEL. Here are some tips to help make your readers feel special and appreciated.

May 4, 2018

Rule #4: don't friend people just so you can sell to them. Why not? Read on...

April 27, 2018

In this month's post in the series of Publishing Terminology, we're looking at words starting with the letter M.

April 22, 2018

The third post in my series on the Rules of Marketing Etiquette: don't turn your social media into one long 'buy my book' frenzy.

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