Today I gave up on Mailchimp. Last night I spent two hours trying to design a newsletter. This morning I spent three more. When I tried to send it some annoying red writing told me there was default text still in it. I looked until I was blue in the face but could find no … Continue reading Mailchimp no more
I found this on the net while pondering the above question. The author is down on self-publishers but you can see why. The virulence of some of the comments shows he's struck a nerve. Perhaps it would be a good idea to separate self-published from traditionally published in online bookstores to help readers. Some self-publishers … Continue reading Self-Publishing: Good or Bad?
Woo-hoo! as that big yellow man says on the telly. My latest book Choices and Other Stories has finally passed through all the digital hurdles and is available at all good ebook stores for just $0.99 Here's the cover of the book along with a description. Choices and Other Stories by Eamonn Murphy is a mixed … Continue reading New book: Choices and Other Stories
Calibre is a free program that lets you download, read and convert ebooks and even send them to another device. The converting might be the best bit of all. A publisher sent me a book to review in mobi file. I sent it to my kindle address. All I got on my kindle was a … Continue reading In Praise of Calibre
I just set up a couple more giveaways on Instafreebie. You can get Arnos Hell HERE and Five Little Horrors HERE. I've set it up so that if you get it this way you have to join my mailing list but both books should be free within a few days at other ebook retailers anyway … Continue reading Christmas Giveaway II
To celebrate the birth of Santa Claus (is that right?) I am giving away Consarn Christmas and Other Stories on Instafreebie HERE. I'm also giving it away at all other ebook retailers except Amazon because they don't do free. It may take a few days for the free to come through on some so check … Continue reading Christmas Giveaway
I Cracked the Meatgrinder! It had to be done. Today I sat down with the word file of a book and followed Mark Coker's step by step instructions in Smashwords Style Guide to get it accepted for all formats on Smashwords. I have previously gone to Draft2Digital and used their converter for my self-published works … Continue reading I cracked the Meatgrinder!