Friday, 31 October 2014

Have you ever wondered about the writing, self-publishing and marketing of a book?

Time to tickle the writer in you again, as NaNoWriMo begins tomorrow.  Some writers I know are really going for the task of writing a 50,000 word draft of a novel this November, and other writers are using November as a generally inspiring kind of month. I'm a little inbetween...I could use the impetus to reignite a novel, but chances are I'll be swept up in Christmas activities with toddler-daughter.

Either end of the writing spectrum, there are a lot of additional words produced in the blogosphere and within beautiful notebooks over the upcoming 30 days.

So, when I read of this amazing offer from a super-talented bunch of published eauthors this morning, I thought the trickery had begun early.  One click on Amazon revealed my eyes weren't deceiving me, and I've just pre-ordered my set to arrive onto my Kindle on Monday.....for 77p in the UK!

I can't remember the last time I bought three of anything for less than 78p.

What am I writing about?

This fabulous offer, available for a limited time only: 

How to Market a Book - Joanna Penn (AKA The Creative Penn)
Write. Publish. Repeat. - Johnny B. Truant & Sean Platt AKA The Self-Publishing Podcast) and
Lets Get Digital - David Gaughran, who I've never heard of but am about to Google.

Buy all three books for one price (also available on Apple, Barnes and Noble (B&N) and Kobo: check with the authors for further details (I read the info on The Creative Penn's Facebook page, and David's blog)

Just look for the: The Indie Author Power Pack on your nearest ereader.

Chances are this could be a type of Kindle Countdown Deal, so only available at this price for a few days, but if you link up with the authors on Facebook/Twitter/whatever, by the time you've consumed these three goodies, there's bound to be another offer on the way....or you may just invest in their whole catalogues - entirely your choice as the Happy Reader you will no doubt be.

What was the last bargain you bought?

Monday, 27 October 2014

October Christmas Shopping

The beauty AdventCalendars have arrived, the October pay day as either just been or is on the way ... so we can officially start talking about Christmas shopping. 

Plymouth's Early Learning Centre was mad-busy on Saturday with parents taking advantage of half-term offers.  I picked up a world map wooden puzzle for toddler-daughter at half-price, and could have easily gone a little potty with a floor-keyboard and the huge train set she's drawn to. 

Instead of buying everything with a sale sticker on though, we came home and did a toy audit, and although most ended up in the loft, we have a few bags for Christmas donations in the community. 

And as toddler-daughter's toys are now in her room, or one storage basket downstairs, we saw our lounge floor for the first time in almost three years. 

Friday, 17 October 2014

Blogging connections

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It's Friday night, and I've had a marvellous evening, wolfing Revels and connecting with other bloggers - there truly are some fantastic writers out there, sharing their lives, their injustices, their hopes and their anxieties.

I feel re-energised as a writer.