Coach | Author| Publisher

I wrote one or two books, and now help others do the same...

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Over the years I’ve published over 200 posts on a range of topics, reflecting where I was in my entrepreneurial journey.     

6 Reasons you might find a publisher

6 Reasons you might find a publisher

  Have you finished writing your book? Are you looking to get it published? If you are, the big question is, do you have a book that will make it through the publishing process and be successfully published? Figuring out whether your book will get published or...

What You Need to Know About the Publishing Process

What You Need to Know About the Publishing Process

Have you finally finished your manuscript in the hope to see it published? If so, you may be looking at sending your finished manuscript to specific publishers who work with your genre. You may even be on the other end of a phone call with a publisher interested in...

Writers: How Amazon Kindle’s Popularity Affects You

Writers: How Amazon Kindle’s Popularity Affects You

As a writer, are you wondering whether creating a second version of your book for Kindle is worth your time? Once you've created a book for print, it doesn't take many tweaks to make your book available as an ebook as well as a print book. In fact, because your book...

Writing an Amazon Kindle Book:  Dos and Don’ts

Writing an Amazon Kindle Book: Dos and Don’ts

Are you looking to capitalize on the popular reputation of e-books and the famous Amazon Kindle?   The great thing about writing books for Amazon Kindle is that pretty much anyone can do it. Of course, those with the added experience of writing and publishing print...

Write a How-To Book for Amazon Kindle in 8 Easy Steps

Write a How-To Book for Amazon Kindle in 8 Easy Steps

Did you know that the very first book that I wrote was "How to optimise your LinkedIn profile"? It's been a few years now since I wrote that book, but How-to books are still very popular and are a great way of raising your profile and increasing your credibility....

5 Ways to write your book

5 Ways to write your book

When I talk to new clients about writing their book, their initial impression is that they have to sit down with either a pen and paper or a laptop and writing your book. However, that's not always the case. The very first book that I published on Amazon started out...

What size should my book be?

What size should my book be?

If you've been to a bookshop recently (and I know that has been difficult lately), you will have noticed that books come in all sorts of sizes. As a self-publishing author it's your job to know the right size for your book, so that when you upload your manuscript to...

Home school activities you can do when the kids are off

Home school activities you can do when the kids are off

We've been home schooling for a couple of years now, so whilst all the schools have been shut in the country, ours still carries on. I was asked in a Facebook post for suggestions on keeping the kids amused so here's some of the stuff we use/d. I also reached out to...

Saying I’m sorry

Saying I’m sorry

The other night a dreamed about my mum. I forget most of the dream, but the last bit really stuck with me. You see she passed away 6 years ago, around this time. In my dream, Mum was sad. There was something wrong and we needed to get somewhere, so she got in the car....

4 Things to consider when designing your book cover

4 Things to consider when designing your book cover

In days gone by, book covers were easy: they were simply a coloured hard back book with gold leaf printing on the spine and front cover. These days you have a range of materials and images that are available as book covers, and not only that. Now books come in the...

Miss you, sis

Miss you, sis

  I don't know if it's a Catholic thing or an Irish thing, but every year over here, we have a mass said for a person who has gone before us. In my family, so many people have passed away in March that we'd almost take up all the weekends that month if we didn't...

3 Common questions aspiring authors ask

3 Common questions aspiring authors ask

As I've started helping aspiring authors, I get asked a lot of questions about the process, but three questions keep popping up: how long does it take to write a book? how do you know if the book is any good? what do I do once I've published my book? So, let's look at...

16 Things to consider BEFORE you start writing your book

16 Things to consider BEFORE you start writing your book

Recently, I've started to help others write their book and self-publish it on Amazon. However, before I start working with someone, it helps to get clear on what they want before we start. These are some of the questions I ask, before we even start putting pen to...

5 Reasons why you should write your own book

5 Reasons why you should write your own book

6 years ago, I wrote my first book. It was called "How to optimize your LinkedIn profile". It was an ebook that did really well when it was free, but when it wasn't, then there was crickets! Since then I've published a few more books, all non-fiction. First around...

The pro’s and con’s of publishing your own book

The pro’s and con’s of publishing your own book

Companies like Amazon have made publishing your own book so much easier than you think. But should you self publish or try and find an agent and a publishing house to publish your book?  I've learnt a lot in the last few years of publishing my own books, and in this...

Free book templates

I’m here to make your life easier, and what could help you get you started better than a template for your book manuscript?

So, if you’d like my 2 basic book templates, then just fill in the form…

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