One day left and I’m still sticking with the idea that tomorrow will be the zero days left post that we’ve all been anxiously awaiting. I even have my cat, Bigen, at my feet shouting “1 day left!” Or he may be screaming at me that it’s time for some […]

Kindle Scout Update: Day 28


Sometimes artists simply aren’t good with maths. And yes, I like saying it in the plural in the same way I prefer the British pronunciation of zebra (“zehbra”, sounds classier, don’t ya think?). What am I talking about? Well, the title of today’s post is Day 27 and yet…and yet…I have […]

Kindle Scout Update: Day 27


I originally wrote this post for The Reading Ape. Recently I began my first Kindle Scout campaign. The book is a paranormal romance (with a twist even the Grim Reaper wouldn’t see coming) called “Suicide Station” and, so far, it’s doing quite well in the program. If you’ve never heard […]

Why every indie author should submit to Kindle Scout



Today someone mentioned how much they loved the ad images I’ve been creating for my Kindle Scout campaign. That kind compliment made me think it was time I got into the business of creating ad images for indie authors. We, as a collective whole, must always be aware of putting our […]

Kindle Scout Update: Day 26


Repeat after me: Four days left. Four days left. Four days. Four. F. Don’t we all feel better now? I thought you might. So I’ve grown to depend upon Buffer. I’ve mentioned it twice before, in this series, but feel like I should give it one last bit of promo. […]

Kindle Scout Update: Day 25


If I keep staring at my Kindle Scout campaign, long and hard enough, I just know that magic will happen! I can click my ruby slippers together and I’ll be transported to the final day and can breathe a much-needed sigh of relief. But, to be honest, I’m going to […]

Kindle Scout Update: Day 24



Funny how things work. No matter how much you want to believe it, there’s very little we have control over. Life is finite, success is relative. One minute you’re there…the next you’re not. Fleeting is the name of the game. I was chatting with a dear friend of mine today […]

Kindle Scout Update: Day 23



First there was Cyberpunk. Then came Steampunk. Now, I give unto you… RomPunk. That’s right…where romance, comedy, and cool collide in a paranormal, afterlife landscape. You heard it hear first. That’s one of the beauties of being your own boss, your own agent, your own “publisher”. I call the shots, […]

Kindle Scout Update: Day 21



Day twenty marked the first day in the Suicide Station campaign that I was off the Hot & Trending list for the full 24 hours. That’s okay…I knew it would happen at some point in the campaign. Seriously, you can’t sit at the cool lunch table all the time, otherwise […]

Kindle Scout Update: Day 20


Yesterday I found myself embroiled in a debate (not heated or even remotely flaming) about the benefits of Kindle Scout. It happened within a Facebook group of indie authors. I’d posted my most recent Kindle Scout Update and one particular user decided to chime in to say how they couldn’t […]

Kindle Scout Update: Day 19


It’s Easter Sunday and me and the wife spent much of the afternoon cleaning out the garage. With the beautiful weather, I really wanted to be out for a run, but that garage. Hoo boy. It was a mess. It never ceases to amaze me what can collect over a […]

Kindle Scout Update: Day 18



Week three = weak three. This has been, without a doubt, the week that would never end. In fact, it still hasn’t ended…because my Kindle Scout “week” actually ends on Wednesday. So I have a few more days ahead of me that will feel like I’m dragging myself, naked through […]

Kindle Scout Update: Day 17


Have you ever heard of the Middle Child Syndrome? According to our good friend Wikipedia, it is: The feeling of exclusion by middle children (those with one younger and one older sibling). This effect occurs because the first child is more prone to receive privileges and responsibilities (by virtue of being […]

Kindle Scout Update: Day 16


The feedback has come in to say my first test was simply too angry. So, let’s try this once again. Here’s my second test for my as yet unnamed podcast. Have a listen, why don’t you.

Unnamed Podcast: Test 2