What do you do if your novel isn’t working?

Here are some quick bullet point suggestions to get you back on track. The theme   Does your theme have a wide enough appeal? Are you rehashing a hackneyed, well-trodden theme?  Give it a twist – surprise your readers. Make ’em think! The central character(s)   Have you chosen the wrong protagonist? How would it … Read more …

Self-Publishing – sales and marketing

It’s time for some summer madness – or it could be summer sanity, actually. Those in the know advise that it’s a good idea to experiment with your eBook sales and marketing strategy.  So, I’ve decided to reduce the price of my novel from $2.99 to $1.50 – that’s around 95p in GBP. This also … Read more …

Amazon eBook reviews – or not

I promised that I would follow this up in my last post, so here are my findings. Just as a refresher for you, my premise was: if there are reviews posted for my novel ‘The Trespass’ on Amazon.co.uk, then surely they can be shared with Amazon.com? Makes sense, doesn’t it? After all, they are both in the … Read more …

Continuing adventures in self-publishing…

Hi and welcome to my new blog home at WordPress! What’s been happening in the world of scotthunterbooks? Well, it’s been a while coming but I have finally approved the cover for my new crime novel, ‘Black December’. I am really pleased with it; although I wouldn’t have come up with anything like the designer’s … Read more …