Book Launch

Launching a Book in the Indie World – 22 days to go


I had one of the blogs offer to review both books, I was elated, fabulous stuff. I’ve sent her book one, The Disappearance and promised to send the second in about ten days. My advice if you are going to send ARCs, is to try and protect your intellectual property as much as you can. It is not foolproof. No matter what precautions you take it can be copied from any device and distributed. To reduce this, try to only send your book to kindle addresses. If you don’t know how then follow these simple steps:

  • Download Calibre – it is a free software package, convert your word document to a .MOBI file. Drop me a line if you want me to talk you through how to use Calibre.
  • Contact the person you want to send the eBook to and get them to add your email address to their accepted kindle recipients. The Amazon account holder needs to access their account online and add the address in their kindle settings. Once they have confirmed they have done this then ask for their kindle address. Email that address with the attachment which is your manuscript (.mobi file) and it should appear when the recipient next sync’s their kindle device or app.

Job done.

My current sign up rate is 46%, stunning.

I’ve had the first half of my book back with edits. Some of the narrative makes me laugh so much. I love them, as well as the suggested edits of course.  They are due to get the second half tomorrow and I have put in two sentences just for her. You see, she’s in love with one of the minor characters and I have put a paragraph in just for her. She is going to wet her pants when she reads it, can’t wait for the text message.

Here’s what I have left to do (in no particular order):

Contact 1000 851 blogs and get help; Attach book on Author Central (Amazon); Newsletter Release once live; write and then post excerpts; Post a Goodreads event; Organise a giveaway; Update Website; Design Teasers; Format the book for eBook and Paperback; organise a thunderclap; update all the other eBook novels with this book’s title under books by this author; arrange for Book 1 to be at a reduced price a week before; set up ARCs.

Decide whether to:

  • Decide if I want to do a Facebook author take over, author event, blog tour and blog event.
  • Decide if I want to do a Facebook advert, a Goodreads advert, Amazon Advert.

Will you help by commenting below some advice? and sign up to help launch the book? Here’s the form:


I’m going to blog each day about my journey in releasing my next book. I have two aims:

  • A vain effort to help others, I hope my experience will help a budding or even an experienced author.
  • Get the conversation going, I don’t pretend to have all the answers, not even half of them. If I did, I’d be #1 in my genre. I want people in the author world to help me and each other. Share my blog, comment with helpful tips, not just for me but for everyone else that is going to read them.


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The Recovery of Catherine Brodie – Book Two of the Catherine Brodie Chronicles

JPG Kindle Cover


“…’Do you love me yet?’ Alex said, hoping the answer was yes…”

The Recovery of Catherine Brodie starts four years after Erin’s confrontation in the cellar of Green’s. Alexander Devlin wants his band to perform at Green’s and writes a begging email. Erin relents and says yes, even though it goes against all her rules.

Erin continues to put her past behind her, but like every bad penny, they always turn up.

Erin Brodie has made a success of her music venue and it’s the most sought after place in the country for non-signed artists to perform. Alexander Devlin is the guitarist from the rock band Fragile, they are at the top of their game and are just about to release their final album.

Erin drops her guard and so her courtship with Alex begins, but it comes at a price. Erin has enemies and, this time, they have upped their game. This time, her life is in jeopardy and it takes all of her friends to race to find her.

This time, they might just be too late…

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