A breakthrough month . . .

Sales, sales, sales A few months ago I promised to let you know how sales were going on Amazon KDP. Well, so far I have three titles published on KDP: The Trespass The Ley Lines of Lushbury The Serpent and the Slave I’ll give a breakdown of ‘The Trespass’ for now, as the other two … Read more …

Late again . . .

OK, so it’s been another long gap in blogs – apologies . . . but I haven’t been idle: ‘The Serpent and the Slave’ has been published on Amazon in Kindle format only for the moment, and I’m hoping to release my adult crime thriller, ‘Black December’ in . . . yes, December. In the … Read more …

The Serpent and the Slave – prologue

Here is the prologue for my soon to be released action adventure novel set in Britannia, 367AD Township of Leptis Magna, Province of Africa, 361AD The stars were brighter than usual tonight, Publius Albanus Tutor mused as he made his way down the colonnaded main street of Leptis. Funny how cold it could get after … Read more …

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 …