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Artists work wonders! A 49ers cover reveal!


I’m not kidding when I say that either. As an author, I’m totally, 100% reliant upon the artists I commission for my books to create images that will catch people’s eyes. Often, I’ll have a picture in my mind, and will try to communicate that to the artist using my own drawing skills and text. … Continue reading

Kolkata Heat – An author destroys a perfectly good image


It’s amazing just how much damage an author can do when he’s knocking up a cover for a book that his Beta Readers are going to receive. It didn’t help that Photoshop Elements decided that for today, all of the menu options would be in bloody German! However, I managed to put something together just … Continue reading

Traditionally published authors are missing out on cash!


As a self-pubber and now a publisher of other people’s work, I’ve been an affiliate of Amazon for years. Even before I was a self-pubber I was running a website called Practical Martial Arts, which I first put up in 1996 (providing the inspiration for pretty much every other martial art that uses practical in … Continue reading

The genesis of a book cover – Blaise Maximillian: Emancipation REVEAL!


Due to attending local sci-fi events, I got talking to the wonderful and talented Marc Ducrow. I helped him out with some contacts and we kept talking over Facebook (such a wonderful tool). Then, when I was looking for a cover artist for Blaise Maximillian: Emancipation I asked him if he’d be able to take my … Continue reading

The responsibility of working on someone else’s novel


That’s what I’m currently doing. Or would be if I wasn’t writing this quick blog about how I’m working on someone’s work. That someone is Stewart Hotston, partner-in-crime with regard to Alternative Realities Publishing, and his work is A Family War, a hard sci-fi novel about which you can find out more by looking at his … Continue reading

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