Take Away A Vampire by Derek Haines

Take Away A Vampire by Derek Haines

My Take Away Vampire – A Tasty Novella Although Agatha is over three hundred years old, it certainly doesn’t mean that she can’t adapt and fit into ugly post-industrial small town suburbia. Partial to the delights that an evening at McDonald’s often serve her, she waits at her favourite dimly lit corner table – for her kind of take away. Being your typical urban vampire, this means that her fare isn’t up in bright lights on the menu above the cashiers. However, she usually finds exactly what she is looking for. Her teenage beauty, long blonde hair and ice blue eyes are a temptation very few can resist. After a

Making The Most From Your Amazon KDP Free Promotion

Making The Most From Your Amazon KDP Free Promotion

Using KDP free promotion to help your book ranking Anyone who is enrolled in Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing knows about the five KDP free promotion days available every ninety days for each book if you are enrolled in KDP Select. What some may not know is that it has now become another little industry in itself, as sites pop up all over the internet, listing and promoting these free ebook offerings. When KDP Select first started, it was enough to book your KDP free promotion days and then promote it yourself via your own social networks. Now, however, there are so many free ebooks on offer every day it’s getting

The Perverted Value System of the Internet

The Perverted Value System of the Internet

It’s a perverted value system. The Internet is all about FREE STUFF! Free porn, free music, free movies, and sadly for me as a writer, free bloody ebooks. What a perverted value system we have today. Well, pardon my screaming in caps, but ever since the Internet came into our daily lives, that is what it has really been about to so many. Yet, even now, after thirty years, one would think we would have matured and learnt to understand the benefits of being able to happily and conveniently shop online, and avoid queues and cashiers. Unfortunately not it would seem, as FREE is still king, which a perverted value

You Are With Amazon – Or Die

You Are With Amazon – Or Die

Is Amazon KDP Select the best publishing choice? I have been doing a lot of hand-wringing recently about moving all of my ebooks into Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing Select programme, and by doing so, granting Amazon exclusive rights to my ebooks. I wrote about this in my last post, Should I Publish Exclusively With Amazon? Yet my dilemma is small fry compared to the decisions that major publishers have to make each time their distribution contracts come up for renewal with Amazon. The latest battle of the giants was between HarperCollins and Amazon, which followed a similar episode of tooth gnashing, threats and miles of editorial argument when it was the turn