Most authors would love to see their books sold in supermarkets because that usually means increased sales. But there's not a lot of space for books in supermarkets and it costs the publisher vast amounts of money to get what shelf space there is, so only the top names (or potential top names) are carried and promoted. But now all is revealed on how to crack this particular nut and it comes straight from the mouth of the key book buyer in one of the major supermarkets in the UK -… Continue
The Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain, (CWA) of which I am a member, has launched a new intiative for 2010 with the introduction of National Crime Fiction Week, taking place from 14 June to 20 June 2010. It is designed to raise the profile of crime fiction further, already a popular genre in the UK, and will be a celebration of crime writing.
During the week members of the CWA, including yours truly, will take part in readings, discussions, readers' group… Continue
The page proofs have arrived for the new Inspector Horton crime novel Blood on the Sand which is being published on 25 February 2010.
This is the final stage before the novel goes to print and perhaps the most nerve racking (apart from publication that is) because it is too late to make major changes, or even too many small ones apart from typo… Continue
I'm attending the annual autumn seminar organised by the Independent Publishers Guild of Great Britian in London this week, and this year its topic is 'International Trade- The Hidden Gems.'
The Seminar will help independent publishers to make the most of their overseas business, identifying some territories they might not have considered in addition to providing up to date information on established export markets including North America, Australia and Ireland. It will provide some… Continue
I've just received the jacket image for the cover of the new Inspector Horton marine mystery crime novel, Blood on the Sand, which is to be published by Severn House on 26 February 2010. I hope you like it. The design follows through from my previous crime novels using the marine theme. My crime novels are all set against the backdrop of the sea on the south… Continue