New Book

Well after a good couple of months I have at last got back to writing my new book. I must admit to losing my way over the last couple of months and to add to that I lost the impetus needed. Perhaps because I have at last started to organise my life after Jemima’s demise…

Getting your book on the shelf

A quick update on my saga with the Book Stores in the UK. As some may realise I have tried several ways to approach the book shops and jumped through many hoops, however, this is the result so far. Apparently central buying is undertake by the large bookstores and they have no interest in new…

The pitfalls of publishing in the USA

Well, after 2 attempts to apply for and get an ITIN number from the USA IRS Tax offices, I have now given up. So far it has cost me in excess of £200 to get copies of my passport and sending registered mail to the USA. Easy I thought, complete the W-7 form, have my…

Readers Favourite Book Award Contest

Still unsure how my book sales are going as I am still awaiting the IRS in the United States to sort out my tax issues, so thought I would invest a bit more into the marketing of my book. Not sure this is the best way forward and it has cost $119 (or £78) to…

Living with the Consequences

I have at last started writing my second book.  Slow but at last I have the Title and the concept.  The layout will be the same as Life is Just A Bowl of Choices.   Below is the start of the first chapter.  Any comments would be gratefully received…. CHAPTER 1 – CONSEQUENCES Consequences are those…

Another blow to my esteem!

Another disappointment from a Literary Agent, however, I must blog that ‘Jessica’ was very prompt in her reply even if it was a ‘no thanks’.  At least I didn’t have to wait weeks before finding that out! I wonder how long it will be before the sheer amount of work it takes to put a…

Royalties

I am having a really exhausting and frustrating time trying to sort out a number from the United States IRS (Inland Revenue Service).   I need this as I had my book published with an American company, although I was assured they had a UK office, my royalties will be paid from the US and unless…