Category Archives: Blog Update

The Seven-year Pitch: The Story of my Children’s Bestseller…

Seven years to the day after publication, my time travel adventure The Secret Lake is hovering in the Amazon UK children’s bestseller lists for eBook and/or print for the fifth month in a row, variously ranking between 200 and 500 … Continue reading

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Children’s picture book marketing – case study interview

When I occasionally host interviews my aim (as with the rest of my blog) is to share best practice and know-how that I think will help fellow children’s authors. Today is no exception and without further ado I’d like to … Continue reading

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The Writers’ Advice Centre for Children’s Books

A seriously good option for self-publishing children’s authors We all know that the golden rule of self-publishing is never to put out your book without first getting feedback, ideally using beta readers to start with – and most certainly using … Continue reading

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Children’s Book #4 | Three self-publishing lessons learned

I’m delighted to announce that my latest children’s book Henry Haynes and The Great Escape – a graphic novel for ages 6-8 is finally out. This fun, fast-paced page-turner with short chapters is aimed at early readers from age 6 … Continue reading

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Self-publishing for Children/YA Live Q&A – Tues 18 March

For anyone who attended the talk our huge apologies that the system crashed half way through – Shelli and I carried on going through the questions until the full hour was up and it was only afterwards that we realised … Continue reading

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