What’s So Great About Being An Indie Author?

Rena George eBooks, My Kindles, Publishers Payments 8 Comments

Until this week I’d been happy to self publish all my books exclusively on Amazon. And why not? It takes them into enough global markets to make me dizzy. I knew there were other stores out there where authors could market their eBooks, but I avoided them because the process just seemed too complicated and confusing. No more! For this week I made a special effort and got to grips with Kobo. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to …

A Moment Like This

Rena George Cornwall, My Kindles, Romantic Fiction 2 Comments

Here’s a sneaky peek at my just published romantic novel, A Moment Like This. I hope you like it. Jenna Maitland managed one of her family’s three Yorkshire department stores, until the day she left to rescue her artist father, Daniel’s, failing London gallery. But now a family crisis looms, and Jenna is asked to go to Cornwall to find her missing cousin, Joss. She needs to persuade him to give up his dream of being an artist and return …

A New Book Launch – and it’s FREE!

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What do you think of the cover for my new book, Where Moonbeams Dance? I love it, for it perfectly illustrates the setting for my story – but you’ll have to read it to make up your own minds about that. It’s FREE here for the next five days! Here’s what it is about Hannah’s marriage to Brian had been loveless, but it still hadn’t stopped her being devastated when he died suddenly, leaving her penniless, and with three young …

Taxing Kindle Issues

Rena George My Kindles, Tax Issues 4 Comments

Just stopping by briefly with some potentially important information.   I recently received an email from Amazon informing me:   “Our records are showing we still haven’t received valid tax information for your account.  In order for Amazon to comply with U.S. tax reporting regulations, it is required that all KDP publishers provide valid taxpayer identification. Please complete our short online tax interview by 10/25/2013 to ensure your books remain for sale on Amazon.”   It was that final sentence …

Free Kindle Downloads – Do We REALLY Love Them?

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Last week I set up a free download for my novel, Fire in the Blood. To my delight it was taken up globally by almost 1,500 readers, pitching it into the 122 spot in Amazon’s Free Book Rankings. I was punching the air. All those people reading MY book. I can’t tell you how thrilled I was. There was also the chance that if they liked it they might browse around my Kindle page to see what else I’d written. …

It’s That Moonwalking Pony Again

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Cute and sturdy little Shetland ponies have been making friends and influencing a lot of people recently. Last month it was Visit Scotland’s ponies, kitted out in their Fair Isle knits that were the YouTube sensations. Then along came Socks, rocking into his now monumentally famous moonwalking dance to Fleetwood Mac’s Everywhere to plug the 3 mobile phone network. I don’t have a picture of the endearing Socks, (he’s all over the Internet) but here’s one of Sam, my granddaughters’ …

A Free Highland Romance and a Pocket Novel Edit

Rena George Editing your work, My Kindles, Pocket Novels 8 Comments

I’ve just completed my latest People’s Friend (I hope) pocket novel. There’s at least a week of revisions and editing to do, but I’m still feeling euphoric. And amazingly…I’m actually looking forward to the edit. To celebrate, I’m inviting everyone interested to help themselves to a free download of my Scottish romance, Highland Heart here for three days – Friday 15th, Saturday 16th, and Sunday 17th February. Usually when I get to this point in a novella I’m all written …

Writing Short Stories

Rena George My Kindles, Pocket Novels, Short Story Markets 4 Comments

  This is the breathtakingly beautiful Loch Lomond – just to cheer us all up on these dreary February days. When I first started writing women’s fiction a few years ago I began, as many writers do, with short stories for magazines. I was lucky enough to be published in Take a Break, The People’s Friend, Woman’s Weekly, The Weekly News, and others. But I still struggled. Creating a complete and marketable story with a believable plot and characters that …

Free Cornish Mystery and Two New Kindles

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I’ve started my new writing year off with a blast by putting my two latest pocket novels up on Kindle. The names have been changed from the original DC Thomson publications to avoid confusion with other novels.                                 Highland Heart Back teaching in Balcreggan, the Highland village where she was brought up, Rowan Fairlie has everything. She’s amongst the people she cares most about. And …

Wash Your Hands, and Save Your Library!

Rena George Libraries, My Kindles 10 Comments

                    Say hello to Sam! He’s a nine-week-old cuddly bundle of mischief, and the new proud owner of my two little granddaughters. His mum is a golden Springer Spaniel, and dad’s a chocolate brown Cocker. He’s officially known as a Sprocker. Quite how Sam managed to inherit this black coat we’re not too sure, but you have to admit he’s got bucket loads of cuteness. Something tells me you might be seeing …