“Just Thinking” & “Adrift”!

Every writer must enjoy reading good reviews about their work. Modesty aside, a lot of work and money generally goes into publishing a book, and so positive feedback makes it so worthwhile. Most writers will never see a significant income for their efforts, but the reward of just knowing that somebody, somewhere, experienced sufficient reaction to write a review … is priceless. They read the book! What more can anybody want? Continue reading

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Learning from Dogs!

As a first time author (“Who Said I was up for Adoption? – A story about one calculating dog… and one unsuspecting human.”), I am only too well aware of the fact that, while a name like J.K. Rowling creates wonderful opportunities from numerous publishers, Colin Chappell does not have the same impact! Continue reading

Book Reviews & Indie Authors

Reviews, in general, I take rather lightly due to the potential for simple manipulation. When a waitress gives a restaurant a glowing review, and it happens to be where she works, one has to question the authenticity! Likewise when a number of product reviews link back to the manufacturer’s web site, one has to wonder just how impartial those reviews are. Continue reading