So, continuing from yesterday, first of all, let’s say Hitler hadn’t changed orders to bomb the main cities of the United Kingdom and had, instead, just concentrated on the airfields then, without a shadow of doubt, the Royal Air Force would have bled to death with the loss of an irreplaceable number of aircraft and personnel. If that had happened the Germans would have completely controlled the air over Britain, cutting us off Continue reading The Battle of Britain eps 2
Hello and welcome to another instalment. This time I thought I would talk about the Battle of Britain as the anniversary of the battle started a few days ago so I thought I would share my thoughts and try to broaden public opinion on the subject.
Hello and welcome to The Week. It’s back to normal this week with a look at what’s been going on in the world. Of course there is the immigrant issue, rumbling on and on with Macedonia rushing soldiers to its borders to try and stop the huge flow of refugees while Britain sits on the periphery of it all, not allowing a few thousand in. My feelings on this is that I have no issue with inward and outward migration and anyone who says that our Continue reading The Week 31# 23rd August, 2015
And finally – you have got your killer content out there, you’ve got your book uploaded, you’ve got stuff on your site to promoted it, you have got good visuals and let’s say you’re picking up a few hundred, maybe even a few thousand, a week – great, that’s brilliant but now you’ve got to maintain that. You can’t just drop off and this is where you get to the stage that writing starts to become your job, even if it is still isn’t earning you enough money to live comfortably on. This is the point where I am now and I feel it is the most difficult because you haven’t got enough money to make a proper living from it but you feel like you are on the precipice and taking that leap into the void and this is where my advice starts to dilute as I’ve not crossed into that yet. I feel, I’m hoping, that in the coming week I can tell you guys what it’s like, how I’m doing and try and help more of you catch the golden goose but at the moment I’m only on the threshold – I need you all really to push me through.
Continue reading How to sell your book #how to
Hello and sorry that I’ve been a bit all over the place this week with the book launch and bikes and the rest. Anywho, we will be back to normal from tomorrow with the return of the final sections on ‘how to market’. Next weekend I am planning to do a piece covering a lot of stuff from the last month and hopefully some new videos will be out soon, once a crucial part of the team gets back from Budapest! Just a heads’ up for what’s going on. Week one of the launch of Rose’s story has gone well and I would be really appreciative if you could help keep the momentum going – Rose is here or the Horse Lord here or why not both? So please get your copy and encourage your family and friends to do the same. For my american friends, use this one for horselord and this one for Roses’s Story,
I have an Instagram now aswell (riders_of_the_north) – I thought I would give it a go and I think that’s how you find me there. If you use instagram then say hello and follow me if you want to see pictures of stuff I do day to day such as my dog (everyone loves him) or motorbikes and some-time helicopters – its worth a follow.
If you could share something of mine with your friends and family that would be brilliant and do stay locked in on the site as hopefully, coming soon, will be a site shop with some pretty cool things.
So I am sorry there are none of my usual rants or damning indictments on the world this week – just having to focus on the book so I do appreciate it if you can give me a hand to keep that going and then next week I’ll be back to normal. Have a great week and enjoy your reading!!
You can dream and wish for the viral success but in reality it’s not something you can rely on. Trust me, I hope every morning and every night that my books will explode in popularity, don’t we all, but the reality is you probably won’t get even close to that. However, you could try to implement the ‘pillar’ system. This is identifying Continue reading The Week # Friday 14th August
Back to the theme ‘Get that book out there.’ So there you are, you’re waiting for your viral moment to happen – you have got on with the Facebook angle, that’s the big one, and done a bit on twitter, another good angle to work if you know the game although, as I said, for the majority of us twitter won’t do much as it is for those that already have a big following – if you haven’t got an audience or you don’t know somebody who does have an audience then you are shouting out in an Continue reading The Week #Thursday 13th August
Hello again – day three update on ‘getting your book out there’. We got up to the idea of self-promoting by video. So if you’re not bothered about getting your face out there and being a brand and being as was recognise, whether for good or bad, then get a camera out and get vlogging. If you’re British and aged anywhere between 16 and 26 it seems you need to get some stupid haircut, a vest, some lame tattoo and a baseball cap then you are guaranteed some sort of audience, so that’s another option, just get yourself out there I suppose and get your mug known, if you’re comfortable with that. Trust me someone will find you attractive and want to see more of you.
So, to continue with my theme on launching your book, a word of warning, don’t use the ‘like’ system on Facebook, where you just pay to get so many likes – it’s fairly pointless really, people ‘like’ it because Facebook will target people who like everything they see so you will get your likes on your page but it’s meaningless because the people won’t really react to your content – which is a bit tricky for a writer as we are all about content!! They won’t really react to you at all and are unlikely to buy your book or pass your links on –
I think I’ve been at this for 30 weeks, I may have skipped the last two because of all the other stuff I have been doing so I’ll say 30 now (damn that’s a long time.) Any who, it’s gone fairly well so, from humble beginnings, and all the rest. My series on what it is to be a small time writer, that I did last week was well received, thanks, check it out here >>> if you haven’t already. I thought I would continue the theme this week with the launch of Rose’s story, my second book, low bow thank you, I suppose first things first, Rose is out and I’m really happy with it. I found it a little bit difficult, more so than the first book, because I could kind of visualise myself in the main roles of Teo and the rest, whereas with Rose’s story the main character is a young girl, so not so easy but saying that it was liberating and I enjoyed it a lot so I hope you pick it up now from here here>>