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How I Do It: Successful Indie Authors Share Their Secrets. This week: Ezekel Alan.

“My novel Disposable People became the first self-published book to win a major prize.” Jamaican indie author Ezekel Alan shares the story of his groundbreaking achievement. What’s the secret of your success? I wouldn’t as yet consider myself successful, but I hope I am getting there. Winning the Commonwealth Book Prize Regional Award gave my […]

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How I Do It: Successful Indie Authors Share Their Secrets. This week: CJ Lyons.

“It’s all about the reader.” CJ Lyons talks about the writing and publishing strategies that have led her to her to sell more than two million books so far, with five new releases in 2013. What’s the secret of your success? I try to always put my readers first with every decision I make. Whether it’s editorial, […]

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Best-selling indie author Mel Sherratt

How I Do It: Successful Indie Authors Share Their Secrets. This week: Mel Sherratt.

“Twitter changed my life, it really did.” Mel Sherratt talks about the writing and publishing strategies that have made her a bestselling indie and led her to her to signing a two-book deal with Thomas & Mercer this week. What’s the secret of your success? Bloody-minded stubbornness, I think! I’ve always wanted to write books […]

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