Category Archives: Self publishing

Firebrand Publishing contest

The following information was recently sent to me from Firebrand Publishing. Please note that I have not used the services of this US based company, so am not endorsing them – just passing on in case anyone is interested. And … Continue reading

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Grammarly Online Proofreader

Please note: I have added further information to this post since it was published on 3 March 2013. Extra info. is towards end of post. Do you need another set of eyes when proofreading, and some help developing your writing … Continue reading

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Are You Making These 7 Book Marketing Mistakes?

Helen Ross writes supports talented independently published authors, and reputable independent publishers and small print press. If you are a self-published author or are thinking seriously of joining the thousands of new authors taking the self-publishing pathway every year, the … Continue reading

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Chatting with Alexis Tapp, children’s author and writer

Helen Ross writes supports talented independently published Australian children’s authors, and reputable independent publishers and small print press. I continue to be gobsmacked by the talent we have in Australia – writers, poets, illustrators, film-makers, animators, photographers, musicians, songwriters  and … Continue reading

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Book Talk with Barbara Barth

Please note that this blog post has been edited since it was first posted 10 mins ago.   Like many writers I know, I am very fortunate to keep ‘meeting’ wonderful and supportive people through various blogging and networking worlds. And along … Continue reading

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First Edition Books – Business For Sale

This Unique Home Based Business Opportunity for lovers of books is now For Sale. My books have been a part of First Edition Books for some time now. It provided me and many other Australian authors of good quality independent … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of Bees – typos and errors unveiled.

I have just finished reading The Secret life of Bees, the number one bestseller  by Sue Monk Kidd. I enjoyed turning the pages of this charming, funny and moving story but nevertheless I am disappointed at the number of typos … Continue reading

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First Edition Books does away with Postage for Christmas

Haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet? Don’t worry – neither have I. With only a few days to go before Christmas why not buy a book or two (or more) for your friends and family members?  Great gift idea! So … Continue reading

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Chatting with Adrian Plitzco – Why he self-published his second audio book.

Helen Ross Writes – supports Australia’s talented self published authors, small press publishing and independent publishers This week it is nice to have back the multi-talented, Adrian Plitzco.  (Apart from being a writer, Adrian Plitzco is an audio book producer … Continue reading

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Review of Hal Junior: The Secret Signal by Simon Haynes

Helen Ross Writes – supports Australia’s talented self published authors, small press publishing and independent publishers On Monday I chatted with the talented Simon Haynes.   Simon self-published three adult/teen novels from 2001-2003, was trade-published (four novels) between 2004 and, … Continue reading

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