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A Million Congratulations

A Mail Online article today about Sheila Rodgers, the author Rachel Abbott whose books include, Only The Innocent, Sleep Tight and The Back Road, has revealed that she has now sold 1 million Ebooks. Turned down by publishers, she began self-publishing on Amazon in 2011. I’ve read Sleep Tight and it fits into this popular […]

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The Girl on the Train

The hype surrounding this book is nothing short of astonishing, from appearances in all the Sunday magazines, to a review in the drivetime slot on Radio 2. But I do wonder if the publishers haven’t shot themselves in the foot by pricing the Kindle book at £6. Very few Kindle books are pitched as high […]

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The End Is Nigh?

James Daunt, the Managing Director of Waterstones, the country’s biggest chain of bookshops said the Kindle ‘has disappeared to all intents and purposes,’ on the back of a 5% rise in physical books for December. Does this spell the end for the Kindle and ebooks? Of course it doesn’t, as paper books can’t match the […]

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Ebook Pricing

Tax isn’t the most interesting topic I’ll write about, but this is important information for readers. From Jan 1 2015, tax on digital products (ebooks, apps, films, digital music etc) bought in the UK from certain retailers will rise from 3% to 20%. This means an ebook that now costs £5 will cost nearly £6 […]

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New Book Out

My new book, Driving into Darkness, has now been published. It is available on Amazon as an ebook and as a paperback. This is the second book to feature DI Henderson of Sussex Police but you don’t have to read the first book to understand the second. Keep your eye on the web site for […]

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Can You Hear It?

Film director, Christopher Nolan has fuelled the debate about muddy dialogue in films when he said in a recent interview that the mumbling cinemagoers were complaining about in Interstellar was deliberate. This a growing problem in television too with Jamaica Inn, Parade’s End and The Wire all coming in for criticism as large parts of […]

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