Posts by: martin

Apr
2017
4

I Promised and You Waited. Here It is – Chapter One of My Temporary Life Book Three

In February of 2012, after a slow start, my debut novel My Temporary Life hit Amazon’s Top 5 Overall Bestsellers. My little, self-published book leap-frogged over a number of established authors and was selling hundreds of copies every day. We celebrated with cake. Readers enjoyed My Temporary Life and wanted to know more about the characters so I turned a single story into a…

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Mar
2017
12

I KNOW HOW MY TEMPORARY LIFE ENDS (And a Free BookDoggy Contest)

My first novel, My Temporary Life was rejected by over one hundred and thirty agents and publishers. Nobody wanted to publish my book. So, I did it myself through Amazon’s KDP platform. My book became a bestseller and in a short period of time sold over thirty thousand copies. Back at the beginning of 2012, this was a big deal,…

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Feb
2017
7

February Free eBooks

As some of you know I am Scottish and although I haven’t always been frugal it seems the older I get the more I seem to be aware of how far a dollar (or a pound) can go. So, anytime someone says “free” you bet I’m going to investigate further. Well, your intrepid investigator has unearthed a number of current promotions…

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Dec
2016
13

My Gift to you –
Free eBooks And My Temporary Life Book Three

All Good Men Must Fall I’m extremely grateful that so many of you have stuck with me since My Temporary Life was released in 2011. And many of you welcomed the sequel, My Name Is Hardly when I published it in 2012. And you waited patiently when I said the last book of the trilogy would be available soon. I’m…

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May
2016
22

Writing, with assistance from the Rock and Roll Warriors

My writing mentor, Ed Griffin would tell me there’s no such thing as writer’s block. He’d say that writing is work just like everything else and it requires sitting down and hammering out the words until they make sense. Even if it’s gibberish put it on paper because you never know where it may lead. Ed was right but sometimes…

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Mar
2016
26

Indy Authors Success Stories–
2016 Edition of my Self-Publishing Guidebook

The 2016 edition of my self-publishing guidebook, How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle, is now live and available as an e-book for Kindle, or in print. This is the book that I update every twelve to eighteen months. The new content includes current promotion sites that my colleagues and I have found to be effective as well as…

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Dec
2015
24

The 12th Blog of Christmas
Every Light on Every Street

Last year on the night after Christmas, even though it had been an exceptionally busy day, I drove a car-load of family members around the streets of our town. For two and a half hours we drove up and down roads searching out the brightest, most illuminating lights on people’s houses and lawns. My eighty-six year old passenger in the…

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Dec
2015
2

indieBRAG Christmas Blog Hop

Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge’s name was good upon ‘Change for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a doornail. A Christmas…

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Nov
2015
10

You May Already Be A Winner…

I’ll spend today dreaming, dreading, sweating, and maybe even enjoying; it’s release day for my new novel – The Dead List. It’s going to be a great day. Oh, and in between all those emotions I’ll be checking my book’s rankings every few minutes. This article began as a thank you to all of the authors and readers who helped…

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