I will reply to any comments next week, as very soon I will be off to Manchester for my first book signing!  Until then, enjoy these links to some interesting blogs:

1.   I would love it if Pearsnotparsnips wrote a recipe book –  I would be the first one to buy it!

‘What Do You Eat If You Can’t Have Anything Naughty?’

2 Thanks to Rachel Ritchey for guiding us through this basic CreateSpace set-up process:

Video: Basic Setup Process of a Book on Createspace

3.  Here’s Hugh’s Views and News with 5 recommended blogs:

Five Blog Posts I Recommend You Read This Weekend

4.  Wise words from Roberta Pimentel on how to increase traffic to your blog:

How to increase the traffic on your blog

5.  Thanks to World of Horror for these 10 writing tips:

https://amirhoseinghazi.wordpress.com/2016/07/30/ten-writing-tips/

6.  Thanks again to Roberta Pimentel for this info on gaining more readers through Gravatar:

Get more readers with your Gravatar

7.  Good advice from Sacha Black on how to find your readers:

9 Ways to Help You Find Your Readers Part I

8.  10 eye-opening tips by Nail Your Novel to add impact to your storytelling:

https://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2016/08/07/10-eye-opening-tips-to-add-impact-to-your-storytelling/

9.  5 techniques to edit a novel, by Rachel Poli:

5 Techniques To Edit A Novel

10.  Thanks to Holly Evans for this blog on choosing promotional e-book sites:

https://chaosfoxwriting.wordpress.com/2016/07/02/how-to-choose-ebook-promotion-sites-worth-your-money/

11.  Thanks to Martin Crosbie of Indies Unlimited for these 5 social media engagement tips:

http://goo.gl/zh0zvl

12.  Thanks to A Writer’s Path for these 7 reasons why your novel might be a short story:

7 Reasons Your Novel Might Be a Short Story (And How to Fix Them)

13.  Self-publishing news from The Book Designer:

http://goo.gl/HiaapF

14.  Good advice from Book in a Box on how to get onto the bestseller lists:

http://goo.gl/2crnNh

Thanks to Chris, the Story Reading Ape, Tina Frisco, Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie, and Don Massenzio for the re-blogs.

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