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What is Vanity Publishing?

What is Vanity Publishing?

I’m reminded by someone who is considering the self-publishing route to get their book published, that they have heard ‘vanity publishing’ is still seen by some as a way for ‘failed’ authors to get their manuscripts into print. Having spent months,...

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Better Self-Publishing

Better Self-Publishing

On a recent walk past the ‘Hugging Tree’ (a favourite walk in my local park), I reflected on the time I spent at the London Book Fair. It was before the covid pandemic arrived on our shores; giving me the opportunity to meet with experts from all...

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The Ulster Aviation Tonka

The Ulster Aviation Tonka

Since childhood, as an avid reader of the Biggles books by W E Johns and builder of numerous model aircraft kits, I have been fascinated with the amazing progress of aeroplane development ever since the Wright Brothers took to the air on December...

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BooksRadar Descriptions

BooksRadar Descriptions

Shortly after I discovered that my books were on a new website www.booksradar.com the creator revealed how the idea came to him. Apparently, it occurred during the reading of a book in the series by the author Dennis Lehane. He enjoyed the book,...

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How Do You Deal With Writer’s Block?

How Do You Deal With Writer’s Block?

Someone once told me the answer to writer's block is: read, read, read and then write, write, write. There is a lot of truth in this, but I'm sure the person who asked the question didn't want a simplistic answer. I've never had the problem - not...

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