Friday Finds #10

Welcome to Friday Finds #10. Every Friday I like to share my roundup of the most inspirational, educational or entertaining articles I’ve discovered online. Enjoy and have a relaxing weekend! Mystery and suspense reviews Q&A Time: My Journey, Writing Routine, Author Platform Tips, Global Publishing And Mistakes 5 New Facebook guidelines you definitely to follow Baggage that weighs us down 17 Facebook experts explain how the  like-gate ban affects you The Social media frequency guide: how often to post to Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, G+ and more  6 Ways to become a Pinterest marketing whiz Copyright, publishing contract clauses, image use and avoid getting sued with Helen Sedwick 7 Tips from Ernest Hemingway on how to write fiction How to find and add creative commons images to your WordPress...

Saturday Selection #12

Welcome to the twelfth Saturday Selection, where I share my weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and entertaining articles online. Perfect reading for your coffee break. Enjoy! Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 6 Rule for Success How to market on Twitter like a boss 9 Questions to help outline your novel in 30 minutes The Da Vinci Code: De-coding plot-driven vs character-driven novels How to self-publish a hit on Amazon, the next gold rush of the web Popular gifts you’ll likely see this Christmas shopping season Don’t want to miss Black Friday? Eat early on Thanksgiving 40 Things you wish you knew before you started your blog The 8 essential tools that keep a social media agency humming Tax Issues don’t need to be taxing The best headlines for...

Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing, by Catherine Ryan Howard #SelfPrintedSplash

Catherine Ryan Howard is a writer, self-publisher and caffeine enthusiast from Cork, Ireland. SELF-PRINTED: THE SANE PERSON’S GUIDE TO SELF-PUBLISHING (3rd edition) is out now in paperback and e-book and available from Amazon. Follow the #selfprintedsplash on Twitter today (Friday 24th) and/or visit www.catherineryanhoward.com for your chance to win an amazing prize that will get your self-publishing adventure started! Review: “SELF-PRINTED is my self-publishing bible. It taught me how to format, create and upload my e-books and print-on-demand paperbacks. It showed me practical things such as how to build a website/blog and how to promote my books. More importantly, it taught me how to compete with the professionals. Just look at the results – The Estate Series has sold nearly 100,000 copies and following that I got a traditional book deal with Thomas & Mercer too, so I’m now a hybrid author. Jam-packed full of hints and tips all in one place, I’m always referring back to it. In a word, it’s priceless.” – Mel Sherratt, author of The Estate Series and DS Allie Shenton Series Every writer, whether self-published or “traditionally” published, should have a copy of “Self-Printed,” by Catherine Ryan Howard in their toolkit. It’s my publishing bible, and a book I have highly recommended to all my writer friends. The book is written in Catherine’s witty, humorous style, so it feels as if a good friend is guiding you through an otherwise (at times) completely head-wrecking process. It’s full of brilliant tips and guidelines, covering such topics as: How to build an online platform How to publish e-books and paperbacks How to sell your books Money and tax matters Branching...

Facebook Book Club Recommendations #Mystery #thriller #crime

A huge thank you to the fabulous Tracy Fenton at The Book Club for compiling this amazing list of recommendations! You’ll never wonder what to read again. I’ll post Tracy’s recommendations for romance and other genres next week. Enjoy! GENRE TITLE/AUTHOR Jewish Fiction / Mystery A Beautiful Family – Marilyn Cohen De Villiers Thriller / Mystery A Single Breath – Lucy Clarke Thriller / Mystery / Crime Above Suspicion – Lynda La Plante Psychological Thriller Accident (The) –  C L Taylor Thriller – Samuel Carver Book 1 (6 in series) Accident Man (The)- Tom Cain Contemporary / Family / Suspense After the Fall – Charity Norman Psychological Thriller Alex – Pierre Lemaitre Thriller – Mitch Rapp Book 1 (14 in series) American Assassin – VINCE FLYNN Psychological Thriller Apple Tree Yard – Louise Doughty Thriller / Mystery / Crime Back Road – Rachel Abbott Psychological Thriller Before I go to Sleep – SJ Watson Thriller Before Nightfall – Rachel Amphlett Psychological Thriller Before We Met – Lucie Whitehouse Thriller – Jack Caffery Book 1 (7 in series) Birdman – Mo Hayder Thriller – Harry Bosch Book 1 (15 in series) Black Echo (The) – Michael Connolly Thriller – Ren Bryce Book 1 (3 in series) Blood Runs Cold – Alex Barclay Thriller / Mystery / Crime Boy that never was (The) – Karen Perry Thriller / Mystery / Crime Broken Dolls – James Carroll Thriller / Mystery / Suspense Copycat – Erica Spindler Thriller – Robert Hunter Book 1 (4 in series) Crucifix Killer (The) – Chris Carter Psychological Thriller Cry (The) – Helen FitzGerald Psychological Thriller Cry Baby...