Every Saturday ALLi will tell the world about our members’ latest book launches, news, awards, freebies, workshops and updates on the writing life and take a look at the projects and businesses of our partner members.
E-BOOK, AUDIO and PRINT RELEASES
New Release in the Award-Winning Conor McBride Series – City of a Thousand Spies
Thrills, Romance, and a Pinch of Espionage
Now available on Kindle.
Signed Paperbacks available from the author’s online bookstore
Praise for the Conor McBride/Virtuosic Spy Series:
“…an intense adrenaline-pumping plot with all the twists and turns you would expect from the genre and an irresistible hero. Kudos to Guare for creating my new literary crush.” – Compulsion Reads, Irresistible Collection
“Kathryn Guare writes elegantly, her book’s plot is terrific, full of twists and surprises. She has a deep sense of places, and the psychology of her characters is perfect. This author really deserves to be discovered by a large audience.” – Florian Rochat, author The Legend of Little Eagle
Cathedrals in the Sky – Audiobook
The Audio book of Cathedrals in the Sky is now available on Audible, Amazon and Apple, narrated by myself.
Goodreads Five Star review
An absolute gem of a book, you are torn between wanting to continually read and not wanting it to end.
The story is very touching as we follow three generations with a common interest in planes and flying.
We learn a lot about the Spitfire and also how race relations in the UK has changed over the last 70 years.
New Magic for a New Era
Spiritual Adventurers; eBook, Kindle, Nook, Paperback
Having published 10 books, last year I asked a business mentor what I should write next. She said that I had never told the story of how a BBC Engineer had become a modern day mystic, channel, healer and temporal alchemist.
New Magic for a New Era describes how the road to spiritual enlightenment does not have to be tough unless we want it to be. It is brimming with practical magic that can be used to get real world results.
Simple yet fascinating, enlightening yet charming, wise yet humorous”
A fantastic book to wake up your soul
Enlightenment made easy
It read like hot knife through butter
Tom’s Magic is OUR Magic! Let it flow.
The Green Door
Adult readers of literary fiction and mysteries; Paperback and e book
A literary mystery with a supernatural twist, published in paperback in October 2014, is now available as an ebook on kindle and smashwords.
Reviews of the paperback include:
Subtly written but still a page-turner, it is a spine-chillingly enjoyable read. (The Lady)
… strange but appealing…” (Herald Scotland)
… an interesting and unusual story. I enjoyed the blend of mystery and supernatural. It’s quite the page-turner but it doesn’t neglect character and detail. Absorbing and evocative, The Green Door is a truly enjoyable read.” (The Bookbag)
Come on a journey. We’ll take you to another place. And tell you a story.
Where do you want to go?
- Ancient Palmyra to fight alongside a warrior queen
- Modern-day Anglesey on the trail of a psychopath
- WWII France to resist occupation and fall in love
- Coventry – a 1980s crucible of racial tensions
- Charleville and the poetic voyage of a manuscript
- Post-apocalyptic Wales, surviving with a rat pack
- Contemporary Zurich, where everyone has a secret
Seven extraordinary novels, for less than the price of an Easter egg.
Using LinkedIn for Business: A Simple, Step-By-Step Guide to Setting up An Amazing LinkedIn Profile
Anybody who needs an online presence ; ebook
The final part in the ‘Stuff Made Simple’ series of kindle web guides is published on Saturday 28th March.
Using LinkedIn For Business: A Simple, Step-By-Step Guide to Setting up an Amazing LinkedIn Profile completes the series, which also includes Facebook, email marketing, WordPress, Twitter and webinars.
The guides are aimed at complete beginners and novices, and take the reader through every step of the set-up process including pro tips and techniques.
Each Kindle guide includes a link to a pdf download in the final few pages to allow users to download to a PC and follow along or print out.
Verbatim reviews for other guides in this series:
Very well written and extremely comprehensive; I will be going through my account with the aid of this book as soon as possible. This is no short leaflet. A must for anyone with a Facebook account.
Paul explains everything in very simple terms and I was able to implement all that he advised, as I read. Thanks Paul.
This instructional book on using WordPress is full of detail. It highlights the important parts and the language is direct enough for anyone to understand. I thought it was well-written, intuitive, and it has made me rethink the way I am doing business, now and for the future!
All-star award for More Ketchup than Salsa
General ; ebook
More Ketchup than Salsa has been awarded a KDP All-Star bonus as one of the bestselling titles in the UK for the month of February.
Southend Area Local Authors Day
Come and meet local authors at Southend Area Local Authors Day (SALAD) which will take place at The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea on Saturday 28 March between 10am and 4pm.
There will be something for everyone here, from picture books, children’s books and YA fiction to novels, self-help books and local history.
This event is part of the Essex Book Festival.
FREE 1-ON-1 30min Self-Publishing Consultations
I authors Live or online
“My team at I_AM Self-Publishing is offering FREE 30min self-publishing consultations throughout April to any author who has not yet taken the plunge and self-published.
These can either be at London Book Fair, our London office or via Skype.
We will provide you with tailored:
- Feedback on your blurb and title
- Commercial cover ideas
- Pricing suggestions for your genre
- Distribution advice
- Format and printing options
- Analysis of your USP and potential hooks/angles for publicity
- Effective marketing actions
To get started email [email protected] with your blurb/synopsis and a short paragraph about yourself and your publication goals (please quote ALLiAPRIL).”
Never having delved into the world of self-publishing or eBooks before, I wanted to be in the hands of people who knew what they were doing… their advice, guidance and expertise made the entire process a joy. MIDGE URE
SPREADING THE NEWS
Paul Murphy, a recent convert to the Indie World and with one self-published title under his belt-As I Walked Out Through Spain in Search of Laurie Lee- writes on new positive developments in the world of self-publishing and muses on whether Indie writing is finally coming of age.
Here is his post on Huff Post Blog.
If you are a member of The Alliance of Independent Authors and you would like to showcase your work on our ALLi Showcase, please send it to [email protected] to reach me no later than the Thursday proceeding the Saturday you would like it published.