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The Book and the Beach

The following post is by Guest Blogger April Klassen. Reading a book is escaping reality in the form of a very cheap holiday. You can go on all kinds of adventures with all of your friends and even have a cheeky romance that no-one can judge you for because it was fictional. And you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own bed to experience all this, unless you need to return the book to the library because it’s overdue. But is it appropriate to bring a novel, or even a stack, with you on a trip you’ve paid for? The answer is rather murky. So, when is it […]

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Eight reasons why I want to be like Joanna Penn

One of my virtual mentors is Joanna Penn and while it’s a little embarrassing to say, I want to be just like her. Over the years I’ve watched her rise to an authority in the Indie Author ranks, now turning over 6 figures a year in her business, Joanna is a total inspiration. I discovered Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn in my cubicle around 2011. I can’t remember how I stumbled upon her website but I downloaded her Author 2.0 Blueprint and began reading it one weekend. This is when I discovered self-publishing and the penny dropped like a ton of bricks. You can self-publish a book? There’s a […]

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March Selection: Book Cover Design

It took me a while to compile this post this month. Trying to sift through the emails, I finally looked at the Goodreads Newsletter. As always there are so many amazing books coming in in 2016. Equally there are so many amazing book cover designs to choose from. It was a hard choice and here they are. Here is my pick of covers for March:   Lust & Wonder: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs  In chronicling the development and demise of the different relationships he’s had while living in New York, Augusten Burroughs examines what it means to be in love, what it means to be in lust, and what it means to […]

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LIEBSTER AWARD NOMINATION

I’m thrilled to announce I’ve been nominated for a blogging award! Thank you to the lovely Blog Diamonds and Duddas who nominated me. The award I’ve been nominated for is a ‘Liebster Award’, which is an award created by bloggersfor bloggers in our community. The goal of the award is to introduce our followers to newer blogs on the internet. Here are the rules: To accept the nomination you must answer 11 questions as set out by the person that nominated you so here are my responses to the questions set out for me by Jolie: What is your best piece of advice for new bloggers wanting to get ahead? Write as much content […]

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